Here are a few ideas I’ve picked up since I started blogging. I am by no means a professional blogger, and I make no money from it. It would be nice to sell a few stories, but it has not happened yet. So I work and have a limited amount of time for my blogging hobby. Some of these tips may be useful, especially if you are short on time.
Be positive: Most of us like positive people (I’m not talking fake happiness) and as a community we enjoy posts that encourage us, and have something good to say. Quotes are great for this. Photography with a few lines of verse, have tremendous success. It also helps us writers to have a positive focus. You can have a dark post sometimes, there is often power, and even romance in this type of post, but if all you have are dark posts, you may be limiting yourself.
Keep it short: I’ve mentioned this a few times, but I have found that shorter posts are going to allow more people to view them. Here’s how it works – there are so many wonderful blogs out there – we want to see as many as possible. We often follow a lot of blogs, so if yours is long, it may get skipped. Remember the example of photography with a few lines. I have shortened my fiction to about 400 words (roughly). I realize some non-fiction articles are going to be naturally long.
Don’t flood: This is related to keep it short. By flooding I mean don’t release a lot of posts at once. This tends to jam our wordpress readers, and actually knock out or block posts from other bloggers. It’s a matter of courtesy. I know a blogger that releases 2-3 at once, so they can go about their day, and that works well. But if you are letting 10-12 fly at once, that’s too many.
Use your stats: Stats are a tool that can help you to learn about your blog. It can show you good and slow days, as well as times, and can help you strategize when to release your posts. By the way, I usually release 2 a day, once in the morning, and once in the evening. It works great.
Ok I have reached my word limit, but I have more to share later in the week, specifically on following, meaning you following other bloggers, and they following you!
I wish you peace.
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