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How Can I Find Readers For My Blog? Beginners’ Guide

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How Can I Find Readers For My Blog?  Beginners’ Guide

When you first start blogging, don’t panic if it’s just yourself and the cat who read it.

There are ways to spread the net wider, and these are dependent on what sort of a blog you are writing.

It’s also fine not to worry too much about how many people are reading your blog.

You may be writing to record a journey or a time of life just for yourself or just for friends and family. And that is great – keep it simple!

 

Personal Blogs

 

If you are writing about your daily life, and your thoughts and feelings, then the best ways to start might be:

  1. Put your blog posts on your personal Facebook page, and ask your friends for feedback.
  2. Set up a social media strategy for your blog, click here for more info.
  3. Add your posts to weekly blogger linky parties. Then make sure you read and comment on lots of other blogs, hopefully others will come to visit you.

 

 

Niche Blogs

 

If you are concentrating on a niche area, like cooking, travel, politics, kids art and crafts etc etc then here are the steps I’d recommend:

  1. Study other blogs in your genre very closely. Google things like “Top Travel Blogs in… ” or “Best cooking blogs.”  get to know the best blogs in your genre and then you will start to gain some understanding on what generates traffic for them.
  2. Comment on other blogs and interact on social media, use your blog name rather than your own name when you comment so other readers start to get to know your name.
  3. Start a social media strategy, research which social media might work best for your genre and start with just one medium and do it well. Set up a social media strategy for your blog.
  4. Learn as much as you can about search engine optimisation (SEO) as this can generate traffic from people searching for information on the topics you write about.
  5. Add your posts to weekly blogger linky parties. Then make sure you read and comment on lots of other blogs, hopefully others will come to visit you.

 

It takes time to build up a readership, so patience and persistence are key.

Click here to return to A Step-By-Step Guide To Starting A Blog.

 

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