Engage Your Readers-Encourage interaction with your bloggers. Blogs can feel like a very one-sided conversation sometimes. You’re sitting there, typing away, and sharing content with your readers. But you don’t hear anything back.
Bloggers read and respond with silence so encourage interaction is important. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way, you must engage your readers–encourage interaction with your reader.
Blogs were designed to facilitate engagement and communications. There’s a reason you can leave comments, and all it takes is a little encouragement to get your readers to do that on your blog. Combine that with a little social media interaction, and there’s no reason you can’t turn this into a fully engaged conversation that will help you grow a loyal base of fans.
Because let’s face it, while it’s nice for our ego to get lots of comments and interactions when you’re blogging for a living what count is making enough money to pay your bills at the end of the month. And for that to happen you need a loyal audience that not only knows, likes, and trusts you but is also comfortable spending money with you or your sponsors. And for that to happen, you need an engaged audience.
Interaction helps too because each email your readers send you, with each comment they post, and each social media post they write you learn a little more about your target audience and how you can best serve them.
And that right there is the key to becoming a successful blogger. Know your market, serve your market, and present them with offers to help them reach their goals or fill their need.
It’s important, but how do we get the ball rolling and encourage our audience, our readers to interact with us bloggers? We do it by asking them questions, by asking them for feedback and by encouraging them to share their options – right from our blog posts. Let me give you an example.
Engage Your Readers–Encourage Interaction: Let’s say you’re writing a post about getting your baby to sleep through the night. Within the post, ask your readers how old their kids are, or what their experiences are with their infants. Ask them to share if they are struggling with getting enough sleep right now because baby wakes them up every few hours. Encourage them to share their stories and tell them exactly where and how to do it – by leaving a comment below.
Now the next step is crucial. As soon as you see that first comment or two pop up, reply and keep the conversation going. Not only will you have a great conversation with the reader that mentioned (and a chance to form a deeper relationship), seeing your reply also shows other readers that you care and want to hear from them. And that’s what’s going to encourage more and more of your loyal readers to comment.
Engage Your Readers–Encourage Interaction: The same goes for social media engagement. When you post a link to your latest blog post, ask your friends and followers to like, share, and comment. Let them know how much you appreciate it when they do. Of course, you can get the conversation going there too by asking a question related to your blog post on Facebook for example. It’s a good way to share another link to your blog post and get the conversation going at the same time.
Give these tips a try and see if you can’t get your readers to engage and interact with you. It’s well worth the effort.
Check out elizabethredd.com as I post recent articles, ideas, and tutorial on my blog. You might find theses items of interest listed Below!
Essential Steps for Starting a New Blog
What’s the Goal of your Blog
Blogging: Exactly what are your Benefits
How to Encourage Social Sharing of your Blog Posts
Thanks for reading this article! “Engage Your Readers-Encourage Interaction.” I hope this article has been useful and gives you some ideas for starting your online blog.
Please leave a comment below and tell me a little bit about you and let me know if this article was beneficial to you. Drop me a line on Facebook if you have any questions. If I could write about one thing to help with your blogging, what would it be?
If I could write one point to help with your blogging, what would it be? Leave your ideas Below!
Much Success with your Blogging
This community is worth spending time, learning and embracing the power of Online Blogging. As a community, we strive to provide the latest information on Online Blogging. We look forward to your participation and getting to know you, If I could write about one thing to help you with your Blogging, what would it be? Connect with me: www.elizabethredd.com