Whether you’re new to the world of blogging or you’ve been blogging for years, chances are your primary goal is to make your audience of readers grow as much as possible. Unfortunately, attracting more traffic to a blog is typically far easier said than done. If you’re having a hard time growing your audience of readers, chances are you’ve attempted to refer to the advice of expert and experienced bloggers. Unfortunately, such advice can be difficult to understand and even harder to implement.
If you want concrete and easy-to-implement advice about blogging, look no further than this article of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for running a successful and prosperous blog. Here at Monkey Pickles, we care about our Monkey Picklers and are dedicated to helping you all learn the ins and outs of blogging. Simply follow these simple “Do’s” and “Don’ts” and you will see your blog surely but slowly grow a large following.
DO Constantly Ask Your Friends and Family If They’ve Seen Your Latest Post
When it comes to blogging, you definitely want to constantly ask your family and friends if they’ve seen your latest post. After all, family members and friends are your biggest fans, so they will always be more than happy to read your blog posts. No matter how insignificant or lackluster a blog post of yours is, don’t be afraid to share it with your loved ones. In fact, continue to pester your loved ones about your latest post until they get around to actually reading it.
The truth is if you want to grow your audience for your blog, the best place to start is with your loved ones. If you have a few family members and 10 or so friends, you can expect to tack on at least a dozen or so views if you pester your loved ones to read all your posts. Every little bit counts and it’s always best to start small. Once you’ve convinced your loved ones to read your blog on a regular basis, you should move on to the next step, which is befriending new people for the purpose of gaining new readers for your audience.
If your family members and friends attempt to offer constructive criticism, don’t even think about actually heeding it. Your loved ones should be your biggest fans rather than your biggest critics.
DON’T Write About Boring Things Like Your Family Or Cooking
Now, if you want to have a popular blog, it is important that you write posts about an interesting topic. This brings us to one of the major “Don’ts” of blogging. No matter what you do, avoid writing about boring things like your family or cooking. Believe it or not, absolutely no one wants to read about your award-winning recipes or your adventures with family. Not even your family will want to read about themselves.
Instead, you want to blog about out-of-this-world things that no one will be able to relate to on any level. The more outlandish a blog post of yours is, the more views and readers you can expect to get.
DO Write About Topics You Know Nothing About
Another surefire way you can grow your audience of readers for your blog is by writing about topics you know nothing about. If you read the advice of more than a few blogging gurus, chances are you’ve come across the idea that bloggers should always strive to present a new perspective or idea on an old topic to readers.
Undoubtedly, the best way you can do this is by writing about topics you know nothing about. While every other blogger will be writing about their perspectives and ideas derived from their knowledge or experience, you can simply come up with a fresh and brand new perspective out of thin air by making it up completely. If you’re afraid your readers won’t see you as credible because you don’t know anything about the topics you’re writing about, don’t worry. Your readers won’t care at all.
DON’T Write Short and Concise Blog Posts
A common mistake that bloggers make is writing short and concise blog posts. Making such a mistake will cause your blog to fail, guaranteed. Instead, you should strive to write blog posts that are long and winding. Nowadays, the vast majority of readers have long attention spans, so you can be certain that they will thank you when you bless them with blog posts that resemble a novel more than actual blog post. In fact, the Internet has caused the average attention span to be longer than it was just a few decades ago. If you strive to write the longest blog posts known to man, you can be certain that your readers will love you for it. As a rule of thumb, a blog post should be no shorter than 10,000 words.