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  • How to Get People to Read Your Blog

    Ever feel frustrated that people donít seem to be swarming to your blog or website? Wonder why theyíre not?

    Iíve been blogging for awhile now and Iíve learned a few things about how to get people to visit your blog or website.

    Check Your Keywords Ė Keywords work. Keywords are what REAL people type into REAL computers to find your website. Use Ďem ok?

    Please donít think Iím being patronizing here because Iím not! I ignored keywords in my own business for a long time but I think itís really important if you want to build something that continues to work for you even when youíre not there Ė targeted keywords can do that.

    Know Your Readers Ė Sometimes we get into the mindset that whatever we want to write about is what we want to blog about. But thatís not always the case. Get to know your readers, understand their problems and find out their questions and then start giving them the answers.

    Be Approachable Ė People want to know you are a real person and not someone spewing out content to get them to buy. I do things like add video posts to my blog, put my email in a handy spot, and I even added a nifty little chat box on the right side.

    Be Human Ė We all make mistakes and nobody wants to read a bragging blog for any sustained period of time. Be human.

    If you make mistakes, admit them and tell people what you learned from it. I always say I love to learn the hard way, and boy when I mess up I like to make it big. Sometimes I donít even learn from those big mistakes so I have to do them a few more times. But Iím pretty good at letting my readers know that Iíve messed up and what I think Iíve learned from it.
    I like Carrie Wilkersonís little quote about this: ďTurn a mess into a messageĒ

    Bring Value Ė You know value. I know value. Letís just bring it.

    Know Your Purpose Ė WHY are you blogging, really? Is it just for money? Is it to share a goal? Is it to share as much info as you can?

    Speak From The Heart Ė People know fakeness. They can smell it even over the internet. You wonít do yourself any good to being fake. You and I both know that. But letís go even further and speak from the heart. Speak from your feelings. Write what you really feel.

    People will dive into that and love it, theyíll come back and read your blog and be anticipating your next post.

    So there you have a few good tips to get people reading your blog more often and coming back to your website for more.

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    Re: How to Get People to Read Your Blog

    Good tips on blogging, keep on contributing to BDN.