7 ways to attract and keep blog readers

Ready to give up blogging because you do not seem to attract readers?

Nobody seems to be interested in what you have to say?

Do you think you’ve heard and tried all ideas to bring and keep loyal readers for your blog?

Not so fast! Check out the tips below and let me know if you’ve learned something new ;)

Attract and keep blog readers

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1. Write blog posts regularly

Show up no matter what. To be honest, I am not in the mood to write this post, but I’m doing it anyway because I want you to get at least a blog post every week. That’s my commitment to you, my loyal readers.

2. Listen to your readers

Write blog posts about questions you get from your blog readers.

Bonus: You’ll be the star if you also let that reader know that you wrote that post at their request. It may look as a lot of work for just one reader, but it could become a loyal one for life.

3. Reply to comments on your own blog

Reply to questions within two days. Ideally, reply to all comments to show you care.

When you replied to a question to help someone, there is a great chance they will remember and become loyal readers.

Bonus: Visit the commenter’s blog and post a comment as a thank you.

4. Answer to people’s questions on your Facebook page

Bonus: From time to time, visit their Facebook page and thank them for asking those questions, for commenting, or for liking your posts.

Not many people take the time to do this these days, so you’ll be a star!

5. Become a regular on Facebook pages where other bloggers are hanging out

Why? Because it’s a great place where you can find people who may want to read what you write. Some great Facebook pages are SITS Girls and Basic Blog Tips, I definitely recommend you check them out.

Comment when you have something valuable to add to the conversation. Share their posts on your page if you think they are useful for your Facebook community as well.

6. Reply to people on Twitter

Bonus: Go over and above the boring “Thanks for the RT”. Take time to get to know your tweeps better, particularly the ones that share and RT your content on a regular basis.

7. Participate in Twitter chats

Twitter chats that relate to your blog niche are a great place to meet new readers for your blog. You may get the conversation going on Twitter and then continue on your blog.

All these are great, right?

If you only had 10 more hours in the day… Seriously, don’t feel like you have to do all of them to make your blog better.

Even if you pick 2-3 tips from the list and get to work on them, you’ll see your list of followers and readers growing.

Are you saying you want to do all these consistently and even more? You’re on the right track and you’ll be unstoppable!

Your turn!

What tips did I miss? Please leave me a comment and share on your favorite social media platform so others can benefit! Have a great blog!

Comments

  1. says

    Hello Delia

    I am with Keri! I have realized the importance of connecting with fellow-Bloggers only recently. At the moment, I am involved in this Facebook Blog Challenge, which has introduced me to some lovely bloggers and businesses.

    Once I launch my new website, my priority is to connect on a grander scale, so we can build a world of encouragement through these communities.

    Thank you
    Kitto

  2. says

    Delia, if only I had known all of this when I first started blogging. I had my website up and running for almost 6 months before I figured out what I was doing. Connecting with other bloggers is so important because you get to know people that are doing the same thing. I reply to every comment on my blog and on Facebook.
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    • says

      You are the star Keri to be able to reply to everyone! I try my best too :) Agree that it’s so important to establish the network and get to know what people need and want so you can help them. You are doing an awesome job!
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  3. says

    I found these tips very informative. I know my first priority is content and have to just make the time to post on a more regular basis, and expand the scope of what I write about. I actually don’t have much interaction with others on Twitter, I’d like to look at increasing that. Twitter is a good source of traffic for me and I would like to improve on that.
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  4. says

    Found you through a comment on an old Problogger post, Delia…..I know this is slightly off topic (or, maybe it’s not?), but, do you ever schedule your blog posts? This is something I’d really like to start doing….but, I keep procrastinating. I usually just write on a whim….if I feel good one day, I write…if not, I don’t write. I’m starting to feel like I should have a schedule or plan now.
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    • says

      Hey Julie, I definitely schedule my posts. It is a great time saver and can really make you feel wonderful after you completed them.
      So if you sit down and write 4-5 posts in a couple days or so, you are then done for an entire month! (depends on your blogging schedule). This gives you plenty of time after to share your posts, reply to comments, and get your blog to grow!
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  5. says

    Hey Delia!

    I absolutely love your suggestions here!
    There are many times that I will think to myself – what ever happened to ____ (fill in the blank with the name of another blogger who threw in the towel).

    I’m sure your advice will help someone stay in the game. Connecting with your readers on different levels is so important for them and it helps keep us going too.

    Thanks for the shout out to my Facebook Page. That makes my day. :)
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  6. says

    Great tips that you shared!

    I never thought to frequent pages that other bloggers use, but I do use groups a lot. And I love thanking people who like my business page, I think that helps to build up your community and let them know they are a part of it.
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  7. says

    Awesome list! I’m going to add #4 an #6 to my “blog promoting” checklist! Love both of these ideas!

    How do you find Twitter Chats? I’m a time strategy visionary specializing in working with motivated professionals in the direct sales field . . . and would LOVE to participate in a targeted Twitter Chat.

    Lisa
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  8. says

    This is really a good post. Very informative indeed. People can really learn something from this. Thank you for sharing this post.

  9. says

    thank you for these great tips! I have always tried to respond to every comment quickly but I just installed commentluv so I can more easily head over to their site as well. I have found some great sites this way!
    Thanks again!
    Keia
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