Indie Book Promo would like to welcome Laura Howard to the blog! She’s here to share a guest post about blogging! I hope you enjoy the tips that she’s here to share with us!
3 Tips For Keeping Eyes on Your Blog
Does the number of visitors on your blog reflect how many people are actually reading your blog?
Consider the amount of content presented to us via sources such as Twitter or Facebook- never mind the countless blogs in every available topic.
The internet is super-saturated with information!
The trick is to keep readers interested in what you have to say. I have a few simple tips that will help you avoid being just another click-thru.
- Keep in mind that, just like any writing, you must hook your reader FAST! Creating a catchy title will ensure that your visitors stay beyond a few seconds skimming the first line.
- Keep it simple. Long run-on sentences are so last decade! We are all too busy to read long, drawn-out posts. Get to the point, and your readers will be sure to stick around.
- Keep it about them. Show your readers that you have the answer to their biggest question or problem, and you will keep them on board. Everybody is looking for a way to do things faster, better and cheaper, can you give them that ?
This might not seem like new info, but I’ve been to so many blogs that after scanning the headline, and even if it’s interesting, if I see that it’s more than say, five paragraphs full of long sentences, I am out of there probably never to return.
Have some other ideas for keeping readers on your site? I’d love to hear them, because the more blog readers we have, the more people learning about our books!
I blog about writing and marketing as a way to learn about topics that fascinate me. I’ve recently started doing video interviews with self-published authors which have been a blast!
Laura Conant Howard, Mother