So many blogs out there on the Internet, but so little time to read them all! This is how the World Wide Web looks from a users' standpoint, and this is why you've got to “stay on the ball” so to speak when it comes to blogging.
There are a few steps you can take to make sure that you 1) increase the traffic to your blog and 2) keep users interested and returning.
- You need to make sure that your grammar skills are as sharp as they once were. If not, brush up on them before publishing your blog posts. Utilize spell check if needed, and double check each draft before approval.
- Research as much as you can on the topic at hand. A professional blogger is expected to know what he or she is talking about when they claim information as fact. Cite your sources for certain claims to strengthen the validity of what you've posted.
- Include pictures or videos in your blog when you can. Using different forms of media to get your point across makes your blog feel much more interactive; it also sets yours apart from standard blogs that only include text.
- Promote your blog whenever you can. Those closest to you will probably be interested in what you're doing. If they're impressed, they will pass the URL along to others – usually to people who would find your blog extremely relevant to their own lives.
Step outside of your comfort zone. Ask for advice and feedback on your blog, and take constructive criticism for what it is. Look for different ways to spice things up. In fact, you've already taken this step by reading this article about writing blog posts. Easy, don't you think?