Whether you are a new or experienced blogger, you would agree with us that there is always something new to learn about blogging. Today, we’ve collated some burning questions you might need answers to.
What are the benefits of or best reasons for blogging?
A: Too many to fully name, but just to get you started, you’ll:
- Be able to express yourself, and share what you know and think with the world.
- Interact with smart and interesting people around the world.
- Learn a tremendous amount about yourself.
- Learn a lot about anything you’re interested in.
- Perhaps make a career out of it.
How do I get my first readers?
You’ve written a few posts but no one even knows you exist. You’ll need to connect with others, somehow, to share your posts with them. Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, along with email, and commenting on other blogs (but not spamming them with lots of links to your posts) are great ways to connect with others and share the best of what you have on your blog. As you connect with more people, they’ll naturally start checking out your blog.
How do I get more readers or subscribers?
OK, you have a few readers, but you want more. Hundreds upon hundreds, thousands and thousands! Well, take it easy. Blogs don’t just explode overnight.
The best answer is just to provide useful and/or really interesting content on a regular basis — daily, weekly, or somewhere in between. As you continue to provide amazing content, your readers will share what you have, and others will start to find you. It’s slow growth, but better than spamming people.
What’s the most important blogging question I’m not asking?
You should be asking, “How can I most help my reader?” Bloggers get caught up in technical things, like blog platforms and widgets and themes and plugins…or in numbers, like visitors and page views and subscribers and comments and ad revenues but this is the wrong mindset.
Focus instead on how you can help people. Make your reader the center of your blog, and find ways to help your reader succeed (at whatever you’re teaching). The rest — stats and money and all that — will come later.
These questions have been curated from WriteToDone