How to keep readers coming back for more

If you want your readers to return for more of your awesome content then follow these easy steps.  Lets dive right in.

1.Define and Cater to your Target Audience

This is the best way to build an audience right from the beginning.  Forget what’s trending.  Forget about the views because they will come.

Instead, cater to a specific audience in a certain demographic.  Focus on your niche and aim to produce quality content over random subjects.  Some areas you could focus on include:

  • Age
  • Occupation/Career
  • Education
  • Hobbies
  • Marital Status
  • Income Level
  • Interests

2.  Keep a Blog Schedule

Develop a regular routine to schedule time to blog.  Dedicate a time to block out all activities and focus on just writing.  For example, I have Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8am-12pm to blog, so if a friend says if you want to do something just say you have plans and can’t make it.  You don’t need to tell them why you can’t go out because it’s not about them it’s about you.

3.  Keep your Blog Exciting

One way you can keep readers interested is to blog about cool things.  Nobody likes a boring story, so change it up a bit.  Write from a real person stand point.  What do I mean?  Write how you speak to someone, such as a dialog style just like you are talking to someone.  Be more engaging with your audience and find out what is troubling them.  Encourage them to leave comments and address their concerns promptly.  Add value everytime you blog by including articles that most people are viewing according to your topic.  Be unique by standing out from the crowd by writing what inspires you and focus on your niche everytime.

4.  Build an Email List

Start building your email list from day one. Even if you don’t plan on selling anything, having an email list allows you to promote your new content to your audience directly without worrying about search rankings, Facebook EdgeRank, or other online roadblocks in communications.

Kristi Hines, freelance writer and professional blogger

5.  Focus on Building a call-to action

Currently I am in the process of exploring this helpful option to increase my viewer readablility.  Why didn’t I think of this?  Google is my new BFF.  One blogger that used this option was Nate the founder of Drafter.  Nate says, “finish your blog post with some kind of call to action to signup for an email list or follow you on Twitter. When I started doing this, I immediately increased my Twitter followers by 335% in the first 7 days.”  That’s amazing!  I plan to use call-to action immediately.

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Here’s one example from Nate:

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Now you have the power to produce an amazing blog that keeps readers coming back for more.  Tell me how these tips will help you.  Keep blogging!

Leave me a comment below if you have more tips for blogging I’d love to hear from you.  Thanks for reading!

 

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