The blog reader is very important to the success of your site so special attention needs to be given to their needs.
Increasing the appeal of your site is important so that any blog traffic that lands on it will want to return in the future.
Read more to discover 5 blogging tips that will boost your site's appeal resulting in the increase of both traffic and subscribers.
One of the best blogging tips you can get is to pay close attention as to how you treat the blog reader when they are on your site. Blogs are basically set up to cater to visitors who hopefully will turn into subscribers but sometimes we forget this important point. Even though attracting blog traffic is ALWAYS a priority so is how we maintain the site itself. Blog building is an ongoing process that evolves as the site ages and the readers' preferences change and this is something we need to recognize.
There are however certain guidelines and rules pertaining to your blog that should remain consistent. By adhering to these 'rules' you will be giving any blog reader a more enjoyable and rewarding experience while they are on your site.
Let's review 5 rules to follow and habits to maintain that will allow your blog to offer an enjoyable experience to any and all visitors.
Include an Author Bio
Allow the reader to learn a little something about you the author in the 'about' section of your blog. This is an important step in the initial stages of blog building. Tell them why you blog and share with them any information about you that is relative to the blog theme itself. Add a picture if you are comfortable enough or at least some type of caricature.
Avoid Bad Links
When posting links on your blog test them to be sure they work and that they direct your blog reader to the location you intended. An occasional 'faulty' link is acceptable but if it becomes a consistent pattern many readers will get frustrated and leave.
Stick to Your Theme
Your blog had an established theme when you launched it and this is the content that has attracted your readers therefore do not wander from it. Be sure that all your posted content is relevant in some form or fashion to your intended theme.
Easy Availability of RSS Button
Make a RSS button readily available for any blog traffic that lands on your site. The best way to do this is to place it in a prominent position towards the top of the page. Making visitors search for it will likely frustrate them resulting in their giving up and leaving the page.
Both in your posts and on the site itself you should avoid going wild with too many links or advertisements. You want your blog to project an image of professionalism and order which is hard to do with too many 'blinking' lights, banners, or highlighted links.
The 5 blogging tips we reviewed above are directed at increasing the positive experience the blog reader has when on your site. As vital as attracting blog traffic may be of equal importance is how we treat any visitors when they land on our site. Recognizing that blog building is a long term process will help us evolve with any changes that are reflected by the preferences of our visitors/subscriber. By adhering to the rules and habits reflected in the tips above we will be able to identify any changes that occur and act accordingly. Remembering to be sensitive to the needs of our readers is a good first step towards positioning ourselves to spot these changes in order to maintain a popular blog.
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TJ Philpott is an author and Internet entrepreneur based out of North Carolina.
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