Be consistent– Consistency is seriously important when blogging. It helps your readers know when your post is going to go up, whether you are still active because some people quit blogging after a while and you can schedule your posts for the optimum time so as to reach the maximum number of readers.I know it’s not always possible when you have things going on in life but I would highly recommend trying to schedule your posts in such a way that you are posting at the same time every day/week. What I personally like to do is write my posts in advance so that I don’t have to worry about it throughout the week when I’m preoccupied with university. Posting regularly makes a huge difference and will definitely help you increase your followers/traffic. To learn how to schedule your posts for maximum reach click here.
Tags- I know I say this in like every other post but tags are SO IMPORTANT. The perfect amount would be about 4-6 because if you use more than 10 WordPress automatically removes your post from the tags section on the reader and classifies your post as spam. If the tags are too few you will not reach your optimum audience. Also remember to use broader tags like “food” instead of “salad” because statistically more people are likely to search for broader topics than very specific ones. For more on how exactly to use tags to benefit your blog click here.
Stay active- staying active is also extremely important. WordPress is very much a two way street and if you want to expand your blog you are going to have be active on other blogs. And I want to specify that by being active I do not mean spamming them with “follow my blog here’s a link” comments because the only thing that will achieve is you annoying potential followers/readers. By being active I mean read other blogs (preferably those that blog about similar topics as they are more likely to follow you) and leave likes, share their posts and leave genuine comments about the post. For more on what to comment and what never to comment click here.
Popular topics- I highly encourage everyone to write about things they are passionate about however if there are certain topics that are more popular than others. If you’re comfortable with it try checking what topics are trending that day and post about those topics to increase views and follows. And find out what topics are most popular on WordPress and write on those- remember use their tag them too!
Be unique- there are literally thousands of bloggers out there from all over the world which means that most topics have been written on, most challenges have been done and readers can easily find thousands of posts on very popular topics. However, showing your readers that you have something unique to offer will really help grow your blog. Try out something new that you haven’t seen a lot of bloggers doing, write about unique experiences or topics that you haven’t seen on other blogs. I know I just said popular topics get a lot of views but sometimes people are sick of seeing the same thing over and over again which is when they begin looking for something new and will likely end up finding your blog. I honestly believe that if you are writing from the heart they will appreciate your writing.
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