In the world of blogging, great content still is never enough. Now you need to worry about creating quality content that people will pass around on the major social networks and link back to from their blogs. With so much information and rehashed content out there what are you supposed to blog about to get peoples interests?
In this post we are going to give you three ideas to get more people commenting, sharing with their friends and more.
Write Controversial Blog Posts
One of the easiest ways to get people to click on your links when they see your RSS feed or a listing on the social network is to be writing about something controversial. This can be anything from politics, current news or anything that is going on in the same industry you blog about.
Make sure you also write crazy and controversial titles that draw people in. At the end of the day, people are much more likely to click on something that grabs their attention, versus another boring headline on something they’ve already heard about.
Target the Audience You are Writing For
An excellent way to gain attention and high quality readers to your blog is to make sure the right audience is seeing your content. Let’s say you have a generic gaming news blog. Sure, you already have a ton of gamers who are checking out your site every day, but if you are going to write a killer new post on the next WarCraft game coming out, are they all going to be interested?
Instead, you can write the killer post, then spend a few dollars and promote it to everyone through Facebook Ads that has an interest in “warcraft”. This isn’t just limited to video games, you can twist this to work with nearly any topic or blogging niche. This will open up a whole new audience for you, while also tapping into a whole new market.
Interact with the Readers
When someone is talking to you and you feel they are truly invested in the conversion, then you feel important. You are more likely to remember who you were talking with, what you were talking on and really find value in the person and the time you spent with them.
The same can be said for blogging. If you are going to post crap content, no one is going to care about your or your blog and you will likely be forgotten.
Instead, creating content that is catered to your audience and you make the conversation two ways and ask for their input, now you are creating a valuable experience.
Using these tips and more I’ve been able to become a well known blogger and brand over the past five years. For more exciting and effective methods to improve your blogging game, be sure to check out my new book on Amazon titled “Blogging Tips: Confessions of a Six Figure Blogger“.