Get your blog noticed and grow your blog
In this blog post I am going to give three helpful tips on how to grow your blog and build a blog that’s flooding with traffic. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve tried the hard way and the easy way, some tips have worked and some haven’t. In the world of blogging it’s all about trial and error and working out what work’s best for you. To kick this post off, let’s start at the very beginning… know your audience.
1. Understand your audience
Sounds simple? Understand your audience? Yeah… bloggers? Ah, this can sometimes be a tricky area. When I first started blogging I was a ‘Technology’ blogger because my passion was for technology and my focus was to be writing on technology products. As I got further down the line of blogging I actually realised my audience wasn’t who I thought it was. I thought I was targeting those who lived and breathed technology. When in actual fact those leaving comments on my blog and social media were readers who wanted to read reviews on technology products of how they could improve their lifestyle. So that got me thinking, am I really addressing my audience? Perhaps not. I then rebranded my blog as a lifestyle blog. At first, it sounded too vague, however, I was writing about topics of my holidays, fitness tips, lifestyle habits and blogging about what I love!
Once I tailored my blog and targeted the lifestyle category and even changing my look and feel of my blog to a lifestyle theme… I have seen a huge increase in traffic to my blog. If you’re unsure on where to start… ask a friend (with no experience of blogging preferably… I asked my mum! Hehe, sorry mum.) and ask them by looking at your blog, who are you trying to target to visit and read your blog?
2. Social Media
As a blogger, social media is crucial. Whether you hate or it love it, social media has a huge infleunce on the way that your blog content is shared. My best social media platform that I have found the most beneficial for growing my blog is Twitter. Tweet Tweet. It’s great for sharing your latest blog posts as most of the time on Twitter the timeline is so full with tweets, that when you tweet about your blog 5 times in a day you aren’t portrayed as hugely annoying with sharing your content.
Try and follow a few blogging retweet accounts, my own being Blogging Connect. They will share your tweet with thousands of other like minded bloggers and followers. It’s also great to find and read other bloggers posts to interact with. Don’t be afraid of viewing other bloggers content and giving them a tweet to say how much you enjoyed reading their post… we love to hear lovely things! 🙂
3. Be proud of your blog
Even though I have listed this as third in the list, it’s probably one of the most important aspects of growing your blog and your brand as a blogger. Almost sounds self explantory, why wouldn’t you love your blog which you spend hours putting so much effort in? Well, I may not speak for all bloggers but I know from personal experience it can sometimes be tough writing a blog and sharing it with the world wide web.
You may get comments from friends and family asking about your blog and why you started it? I have had frequent questions about why I started a blog and why I spend so much time on it. It’s a hobby, it’s what I love and I am super proud of what I’ve created to be able to share with those all around the world.
In my personal experience I found out at the age of 18 that I was dyslexic, I never knew until then but always knew writing wasn’t my strong point… so I stuck to coding and maths equations. By creating a blog, everytime I created a new post I was able to prove to myself… I may not be writing the next Harry Potter novel… but I’m talking creatively about topics im passionate about.
So whether you’re a beginner blogger or an advanced blogger, be proud of what you create. Your content is more powerful than you think.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, please leave a comment or give me a tweet to let me know your thoughts or any useful tips you want to leave for others.