5 ways to improve blog engagement

It is a lot easier to get eyeballs on your blog than it is to get blog engagement. Many blog readers land on a particular page on your blog and bounce after reading the posts on that page. To increase your blog engagement you will have to encourage those blog readers to stay a little longer on your blog and explore other content.

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If you are struggling with engaging with your blog readers and you are wondering how to improve this, you have landed on the right post. Here are 5 ways to improve blog engagement –

Create interesting content

To be a successful content creator, you need to create content that would interest your readers and keep them on your blog for longer. One way of doing this is by creating different types of content in your niche and paying attention to the most popular posts. Once you realise the sort of content your blog readers seem to like, you can create more of them. Creating interesting content in your niche is easy once you keep your eyes on your stats and continue to publish blog posts that engage your readers.

Add internal links

This is a tip I have been doing for years and it really does the job of improving blog engagement. If you write or refer to something you have done in the past, make sure to add an internal link so your blog readers can find the post. Adding internal links improves blog visibility and does wonders for SEO, so ensure you keep adding those relevant internal links.

Ask your readers to engage with your content

If you need something, just ask. It is a great idea to ask your blog readers to engage with your content by liking, commenting, and sharing. Adding this request in the last sentence of your blog sentence would help remind your readers to engage with the content.

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Add clickable social media options

Having your blog posts shared on social media platforms is a big deal. Millions of people use social media every day, so if you want to attract more eyeballs to your content, having them shared on social media should be a goal. Having clickable social media options would improve blog engagement as blog readers will find it very easy to share your blog posts.

Engage with your readers

If you want to improve your blog engagement, you should encourage your blog readers to engage by replying to their comments and engaging with them on social media. Many bloggers want to see their readers engaging with their content but they want to engage with their readers. If you want to see your blog engagement numbers increase, you should take the time to engage with your readers.

What do you think of these blogging tips? How do you get your readers to stay on your blog? Please share your tried and tested blogging tips in the comments section below, let’s chat. Thanks for engaging with this post. Have a lovely time wherever you are.

How to fight off writers’ block

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To run a successful blog, you have to create regular content. This may not be easy to do and many new bloggers do find it hard to publish regularly but create you must if you intend to be a successful blogger. As with most things in life, the more you practice, the better you become. In other to have regular content, you need to keep writing. Now the next question is where to get blog post ideas. Depending on the niche, there are many ways to keep blog post ideas flooding and fight off writer’s block.

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Here are some tips you may find handy when dealing with writers’ block –

Research Keywords

Looking out for keywords can help in content creation. Depending on your niche, you could search for relevant hashtags on social media and keywords on search engines to find relevant content to help you write blog posts. I do this sometimes when I am in search of new blogs for the blog or when I just want to see the sort of relevant content out there. If you are struggling with blog post ideas, research keywords to get the creative juices flowing.

Read Other Blogs

Another way to get blog post ideas is to read other blogs. These blogs can be in the same niche or in other niches, it doesn’t really matter because you should not be reading other blogs to copy but to get inspired. When next you are struggling to come up with blog post ideas, have a look at some of your favourite blogs and check out new blogs too for fresh inspiration.

Do Some Reading

Apart from reading blogs, magazines and books are also great for getting creative juices. I enjoy reading and I read a lot on my Kindle. This hobby helps me stay inspired and motivated. It also fills me up with ideas for the blog, so it is a win-win. If you are wondering how to get new fresh ideas for your blog, do some reading.

How do you fight off writers’ block? Please share your tips in the comments section.


3 Mistakes to Avoid as a Blogger

I have been blogging for almost ten years now and I am still learning. To master a skill, you have to keep learning and that is something I am always open to doing. Sometimes it may seem like the whole blogging process is a hit or miss, or just down to pure luck but that is usually far from the true story. To have a successful blog, you have to put in the work. Your blog wouldn’t become an overnight success. It takes a while for you to start the results of all the work you have been putting into your blog, and that is why it is always a good idea to have a real passion for writing and creating.

Blogging should come naturally to you for you to be successful at it. If writing feels like a chore, then you may find it hard to create content on demand. So, my number tip for the newbies is to check you are in it for the right reasons before you invest your time, energy, and money on a blog.

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3 mistakes to avoid as a blogger

If you are a new blogger and you are passionate about blogging, you are reading the right post. Here are three mistakes you should try to avoid with your blog:

  • Ignoring SEO

This is one mistake I made in the early days of blogging. I set up my blog purely as a creative outlet; an escape from my boring customer service role. I knew nothing about keyword research or SEO (search engine optimisation), and I had to learn myself through trial and error. If I could go back in time, I would pay more attention to SEO from day 1 of blogging. SEO is so important when it comes to standing out online and drawing my eyeballs to your blog. Keyword research and SEO help you create content with the right keywords that would generate the most traffic.

  • Wrong blog post formatting

This is another mistake I made back in the day. I knew nothing about blog post formatting and just published blog posts with all sorts of formatting errors. Now I know better and I know the right blog post format increases the chances of ranking high on search engines and also looks better.

  • Focusing on my own interests

It is okay to blog for yourself and publish content that you find interesting but it is also smart to ensure you are blogging with your audience in mind. Striking the right balance is the way to keep everyone happy and this is something I didn’t do much of when I initially started blogging. I focused more on the content I found interesting and my blog views reflected that. Now, I write content I enjoy but I also publish interesting content my blog readers like to read (like this one).

Have you been blogging for some time? Which mistakes have you made in the blogging process? Please share them in the comments section below. Thank you.

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