How to get your blog noticed? That’s a million dollar question, isn’t?
Given that there are thousands of blogs that are started everyday, getting your blog noticed by your target audience is THE most challenging thing.
In particular, this can be a very difficult task for new bloggers. It is often intimidating to try to figure out how to get noticed by other bloggers and readers.
To develop a following can be a challenge when you start out. Some of these blogging tips will help new bloggers start getting noticed and getting their voice to be heard.
So in this post, let me answer this plain and simple question: How to get your blog noticed by target audience (and/or potential customers)?
Interact with your readers
… on a regular basis and make sure readers can leave comments.
If your content is poorly written, and your readers cannot easily leave comments it will be hard to build your blog up into a blog where people want to come back to.
I have been to blogs and tried to participate in the discussion only to find that I cannot always leave a comment due to the blogging platform or design.
If I can’t leave feedback I don’t usually bother coming back to the blog. I like blogs that I can interact with – and so do other readers.
Ask your readers questions and leave a way for them to respond and remember to follow up on comments.
You can also interact with your readers outside of your blog in social media and on other blogs by interacting via comments.
Interact with other bloggers
You should interact with other bloggers and also people who specialize in your area of interest.
Join blogging groups that have the same interest as yours and actively leave comments.
Blogging communities like DoSplash are a great boon to newbie (and even advanced) bloggers where like minded bloggers can come together, establish contact and help promote each other’s work.
Become a member of writer’s forums and leave posts so people start recognizing your writing style.
Wherever you go, make sure you offer value.
Aim for targeted blog traffic
Target the audience that you are trying to reach with your blog.
Make sure that the types of posts that you are writing is something that your audience will be interested in.
Talk to the people who read your blog in a friendly conversational tone.
Blogging is a combination of having a conversation with a friend and delivering information that the person would need.
Of course, all this must get accomplished while still having great grammar and spelling.
Embrace social media
Learn to love social media and connect all the methods of social media that you use to your blog.
Make your blog posts Twitter-friendly, and tweet blog related information.
For instance if your niche is Mommy blogging tweet ways to tackle working from home, ideas for keeping kids entertained, and tips on how to manage time.
You can also tweet quotes about motherhood and uplifting cute mom moments.
Use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to your advantage also.
If you are a blogger you need to know how to connect with the most people you can, in the shortest amount of time.
Think bold when writing blog posts
Think bold while you conceive the idea and make it a blog post. Find the controversial topic in your part of the blogging world and take a stance on it.
Write something that is completely outside of the normal realm of blogging but still related to your current ideas and post it.
Try new and innovative techniques that you have not seen before and see if they work on your blog.
Be open to guest posts
Invite guest bloggers and write guest posts for other blogs. It goes without saying that the more exposure you get the better off you are.
Writing guest posts allows you to gain experience while writing in different “voices” than the voice that you normally use.
Your guest posts can start out as free for exposure and perhaps move on to paid guest posts after time.
Remember to follow the rules of the blog that you are posting to and try to keep the same style of posts as that blog posts.
If you are trying to get guest posts you could post that you would like some on your blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds as well as joining groups that offer blog posting.