Getting a few readers to visit you every and now and then on your blog is great, but do you know how to keep them coming back? After reading these tips, you will!
Give them something to read
When people begin reading you, they want to know that you will be posting often enough to keep them reading. If you aren’t they will move on and they will forget about you. Post regularly enough to keep people interested, but don’t over post or they may become annoyed by you. 5x a week is a good place to start if you want to see continued traffic.
If you are unable to post that often you should consider removing all dates from your blog to create a better first impression.
This isn’t a writing schedule, but more so a content schedule. Maybe you always post new recipes on Fridays or travel posts on Tuesdays. This doesn’t even have to be formalized by calling it something, just consistently post the same type of content on the same day each week if possible. This way your readers will have something to look forward to each week.
Don’t get in a rut
You can stick to a type of writing without getting stuck in a rut with it. If you post about kids, for instance, you can write serious content on car seat safety, and then lighthearted content on funny things your kids say. It falls within the same genre of writing, but with a different feel so that it doesn’t become predictable.
If you want people to read your blog, you need to promote it so they know you have posted new content. Create Pinterest friendly images for all evergreen content, create a Facebook image for sharing that really stands out and don’t forget about Stumble Upon, Twitter or G+!
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!