Blogs were one of the first business models to grace the internet and we can see why it is still so popular. Blogs are for people who love to express themselves and talk about their hobbies and interests. If you have started or are thinking about starting a blog then take a look at our list below on how to boost your blog.
- Choose An Engaging Subject
You want people to be engaged and come back to your blog, so choosing the right subject is key. The top popular blog topics are lifestyle, fitness, beauty and finance. There are so many to choose from but we recommend you choose a subject that interests you, as you will be the one writing about it and if you lose interest then so will your readers.
- Connect To Social Media
Connect your blog up to social media, platforms like Facebook and Instagram are great for promoting your blog and getting your readers to interact with you. Encourage them to share your posts as this will hopefully lead to more future readers.
- Be Consistent
When deciding to start a blog you need to be able to be consistent. If you are sporadic with your post you will lose your readers interest, whereas if you are consistent in your posting then they are more likely to come back. A top tip is to write all your articles for the week or month in one day and then post them on your dedicated day as and when. This way you wont get stuck for last minute ideas or miss a post.
- Know Your Niche
It is important that you know your niche. Research similar blogs to you and find out what you can do differently to draw you out from the rest. You should have a clear idea on who your target audience is as this will decide how you write and market your blog.
- Add Key Words
When creating any website you should have a good knowledge of keywords, search engine ranking and technical seo. We recommended doing some research on these as they will help massively to boost your blog.
- Work On Your Presentation
Your blog has to be pleasing to the eye, easy to navigate and simplistic. You can create a blog through platforms such as Wix or WordPress. Having ads on your site is a good source of income but don’t overload your website with large unrelated ads, this can be displeasing to the eye and cause readers to not revisit again.
- Add Images
Adding images can really pull your site together, it allows the reader to get a sense of what you’re writing about and can be optimized to help you appear in search results. Make sure your image is clear and free to use.
- Have Fun
Our best tip we can give you is to have fun and enjoy yourself. A blog is supposed to be a way to express yourself and not to be taken too seriously.
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