If you are a beginner in blogging or already have a good understanding of what blogging is all about, you might want to stimulate your blog to reach a larger audience and get better rewards.I will discuss 5 ways in which you can stimulate your blog to reach levels of previously unseen heights.
How do you make people stay on your blog? Firstly, visitors will not stay on your blog reading just one article, staying on your blog simply means navigation. Visitors will navigate through your blog when you have quality articles and each quality article is linked to other similar or related articles.
It is necessary to always have related articles at the end of your blog post and wisely link to your previous posts if you ever need to make a reference or give further information about something.
Linkage is absolutely fantastic but do not bore and annoy your readers with too much links on one blog posts. I would suggest a maximum of 4-links in a post. My suggestion tough and not a rule.
2. Social Media
Social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are vital parameters to stimulate your blog for higher traffic. In the past, there was an argument that Microblogs (the social networks) would eventually retard the conventional blogging system. Obviously, that argument is no longer valid as they have actually helped in re-echoing the voices of bloggers.
The key is to always share your blog posts on social networks, for every 10-persons that see an update on social networks, there is a possibility that at least one of them would share or re-retweet same blog post provided it be of relevance.
To be considered a serious blogger, it doesn’t all have to be good content (blog posts), content is king but when the king is housed in a place of utter “unprofessional blog-design”, the king becomes a mockery of itself. I know you can argue that it doesn’t matter, but I will rather visit a blog that doesn’t have the entire frame-work of the blog scattered than one that will waste the first 2-minutes of my precious time trying to navigate my way through it.
Designing a blog, you must put ease of navigation at the back of your mind while also selecting colors that are calm to the eyes.
4. Accept Guest Posts
When your blog starts to grow astronomically, you start to receive offers from people who want to leave a post on your blog. Not all guest posts would stimulate your blog, so you have to choose wisely and by doing so you and your readers learn new things. It would be a mistake not to take guest post seriously. They offer so much in terms of SEO and improved traffic.What happens if no one wants to guest post on your blog? You answer that.
5. Connect With Other Bloggers
No man is an island, you can’t stand alone no matter how intelligent or smart you think you are. To stimulate your blog, you have to drop your ego and connect with other blogs. As a beginner do you even have an ego? So why not connect with bloggers ahead of you and learn new things. No matter what, your readers would always be your readers, every blogger has different ways of writing and appeals to to different set of people. I have always screamed here that I love Ben Duka of Psxextreme. Anytime I wanted gaming news and information the blog Ben writes for was my permanent starting point. He is my blogging mentor and has imparted alot in my works. He is a gaming blogger and not a niche of this blog but I was a gaming blogger in the past, I failed and re-discovered my potentials. I will talk much about how to press the re-start button after failing as a blogger and why having a mentor in blogging is commendable.
Leaving comments with your blog’s url is one of the best ways to connect with other blogs. Basically, while connecting with other blogs, the bloggers should be of a similar niche with yours. Should that be too hard?