Launching a personal blog is always a highly enjoyable experience. People feel great as the blog is launched and we normally see a lot of content added in a short time frame. The problem is that most personal blogs are not successful and do not get much traffic. Most are just visited by friends and family members. If this is your goal, there is nothing wrong with that, of course. However, if you want your blog to be a hit, you want to do more than just write.
As you build your blog and you work hard to increase traffic, here are some really simple, common sense tips that will increase traffic and your overall online awareness.
Choose A Niche
Unless you are a celebrity, finding success while talking about everything you are interested in is close to impossible. This is why it is a good idea to find a blog niche. Are you a person that travels around the world and enjoys the spiritual side of things? Your niche might be spiritual traveling or you might want to focus on Capital Resorts Group Reviews. If you work in social media, you might choose that as your niche, like Jeff Bullas.
Choosing a main niche allows you to better focus on the content that you create. This also helps in finding people that have similar interests, which are better to build into a community of followers.
Social Media Counts
Speaking about followers, people these days all have social media accounts. Since we talk about a personal blog, it is your personality that people follow. This is what they are interested in, much more than what you write on the blog. The best example of this is the fashion blogger. People follow because of the tips offered and the outfits that are presented.
Since the blogger is what people want to learn more about, social media can be pivotal for the success of any personal blog. The blogger needs to have an online presence on Facebook and Twitter. If the chosen niche is appropriate, Instagram can also be a wonderful exposure opportunity.
Do not be afraid to showcase your personality. In personal blogs it is vital that the reader sees your personality. Every single person has a unique writing style. Showcase yours as opposed to copying another blogger that is successful in your industry.
Don’t Forget To Network
When you run a business, you sign business partnerships and you set up barters. Something similar works with personal blogs. You want to get yourself known in the community and it is inevitable that the community already listens to different bloggers. Working with other bloggers makes promoting your blog a lot easier.
The main idea with networking is to publicly show that you appreciate some people in the industry. Link to their content and tag them on social media. Start or participate in discussions with other bloggers and basically make friends in the industry. People that already know you and that you talked to are much more likely to tag you back and link to you.