Every blogger wants to be read but have you ever wondered what can make you a better blogger? I am talking about being a better blogger and not about having a better blog.
Every blogger wants to be read but have you ever wondered what can make you a better blogger. I am talking about being a better blogger and not about having a better blog. For a better blog you always need to write valuable content with clean layout etc etc but there is one of the most overlooked elements about blogs that is the blogger itself.
So let me share with you few tips about how to become a better blogger?
1. Read your own blog
Just because you have blogged about it does not mean you can forget about it. I refer few of my blog posts quite often. Posts like WordPress SEO Tips or Link Building Strategies or vBulletin Optimization and the list continues…
2. Always reply to blog comments
One of the reason people comment on your posts is because they want to interact with you, the blogger. If you do not reply, they feel ignored, and will not comment again. I always reply to each comment including thanks that readers leave on my blog.
3. Read and comment on your readers’ blogs
I visit my readers’ blog and try to comment where I can make sense. Yet another way to encourage your reader’s to keep coming back to your blog.
I recent incident which I remember is where Deepak of BikeAdvice.in left a comment here and this led me to discover his blog. I say discover because I would never have landed on his blog because it is about bikes’ and I am not bike enthusiast to an extent that I search in Google about it.
I left a comment on the post where he shared how the blog Breaks Previous Traffic Records and now we both are connected to each other in more than one social networks and are interacting on many other front apart from blogging.
Remember it is not about dropping your link in comments in other people’s blog but it is more about interacting with your readers and other fellow blogger. I could have easily commented using blog comment form on the page that would allow me to leave my link on that blog but I preferred Facebook comment.
4. Repost excerpts from other blogs
When you read other blogger’s good blog post you can re-post an excerpt of it or your own views about the same on your own blog, providing a link back to the author’s blog. Occasionally, they will even make a post on their own blog and refer to your content.
Remember don’t post an entire article because that is illegal but posting a brief excerpt and linking back to the original is the right way.
It is just not enough to write a great blog post but you also need to be a good reader to other great blogs and interact with other bloggers.
How do you make yourself a better blogger – Share your views in comments below.
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