Hello everyone! This blogging series that I’m doing currently is super popular. I’m so happy you guys love this series so much, I received so many lovely comments and messages that makes me super happy. I’m glad I can help you guys with your blog and give you some sort of inspiration. So today topic is traffic, everyone wants their blog post to be popular and read by a lot of people. Also some of you requested me to talk about this, so here it is. Let me tell you what is important to get people to read your posts!
1. Regular uploads
I mean everyone knows about this one, but it is probably the most important thing. I know how hard it can be to prepare posts, especially when you have a lot going on in your private life but if you want your blog to get traffic it deserves you have to upload at least twice a week. Honestly that is not enough if you are just starting with your blog, because you have to engage people to come to your blog. When I started with my blog I was uploading once in two weeks or even three weeks, like seriously what I was thinking? That’s why my blog wasn’t doing good at all. Last two months I have been uploading regularly and my stats are amazing. So I seriously recommend you to try to blog as much as you possibly can. But make sure that your content is good quality, because no one wants to read not interesting and bad content. Make sure your blog posts look nice and neat with pretty photos. You can also re upload your posts on wordpress which is such a cool feature. This will basically help people on wordpress to see your content. If you want to know how to do it, feel free to message me on Instagram or my fb page (links under the post).
2. Make different content but keep it your style
What I mean by this? Have interesting topics which can engage different groups of people but keep your writing style or your photography skills. I’m mainly a beauty blogger so my content is mainly targeted towards female audience, but I try to make different content that can be moved towards male as well. So that’s why I did some lifestyle posts and tags are great way to engage people. I try to review products that I thing would be interesting to read about and maybe good for people to try out. Also good things are those “click bait” posts. I’m not a massive fan of these and personally I don’t want to do them. But if you want to grow your following and get views these type of posts are really good for that.
3. Promote your blog
You can pay for this literally, but to be honest I don’t have money for that. How I promote my blog? I actually don’t really do that, but I try to engage with other bloggers so more people can know about me and my blog. That’s really good tip, because you are forming relationship with other bloggers, supporting their work but also giving people opportunity to know about you also. But don’t be one of those annoying bloggers who leave comment like “I followed you, can you follow me also” or “New follower”, or “Can you follow me”. Those things scream I don’t care about your blog, I don’t read your posts and I don’t care about you. Also, if you just leave the link to your blog or some of your blog posts that’s not good. Honestly those comments scream I don’t even know who you are but I’m gonna use your blog to promote myself. You actually are supposed to read other bloggers post and comment something that goes with theme and content of blog post. Also those comments like “Great post” or “I love this” or “Great one” scream I didn’t read this post, but let me leave the comment that goes with every single blog post. I don’t recommend that kind of comments also, because it is obvious.
4. Social media
You should have a social media profiles for your blog, I especially suggest Instagram, because literally all bloggers are there. It’s great for gaining inspiration for your blog but also promoting it and engaging with other bloggers. Facebook is good also, but to be honest facebook is not as popular as before. I do have fb page (Simple Serenity) but it’s not that popular. I need some love there, because my page is really small community. But social media is great to promote your latest blog posts and give people opportunity to get to know you better and explore other bloggers and different type of content. Also, Bloglovin’ is great place also, my profile is not doing really well, but I know that all bloggers use it, so follow me there and let me know, so I can follow you back!
5. Catchy and pretty photos
When someone sees beautiful photo there is big opportunity that they are going to click to read your post. People want to be inspired by pretty things so photos are really important to make your posts perform better. Also if you share your blog posts on instagram and other social media platforms photos are really important because they will drown attention to your blog post and blog in general. I think that taking time to take that perfect photo is worth because if your photo looks amazing, there is big opportunity that you’ll get a read just because of it and also maybe a follow to your blog.
6. Get some personal blog posts out
People like to be nosy, it’s the truth. I absolutely love reading personal type of posts on other blogs, so when I started doing them on my blog I noticed how popular they are. Honestly it feels so good to get to know person behind blog that you read. Also, don’t you ask yourself how person behind blog looks like sometimes? I do that all the time and when I see blog post with selfie I click on it right away, because it is so good to match the face with personality you meet before. So bloggers don’t be shy, share more information with your followers and let them see how you look and give them opportunity to get to know you better! Some of my most popular blog posts are “Get Ready With Me” and my makeup looks. Also, my morning and night time routine were super popular! Those are some ideas for your next post, you are welcome! Also “Day in life” posts are very interesting to read, so you can create them also.
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That’s everything from me today. I hope this post was helpful for all of you bloggers out there. Let me know do you agree with my list? Do you have anything else to add to this list? Let me know what is your number one favorite tip for attracting people to your blog? Share all of that good stuff with all of us in comments and let the conversation flowing. Thank you for reading!