How To Effectively Build Your Blogging Audience

Even if you have high quality content and post regularly, it will take time to build your blogging audience. Your first readers will come in like a trickle at first, and you need to be patient with yourself while you get your name established as a blogger who is original, thought-provoking, entertaining, or what have you. Rather than waiting for readers to find you, there are some things you can do to give your visibility a boost starting today.

  1. Keep posting content regularly.

It can be frustrating to keep posting content when you don’t have a large audience of readers but keep in mind that all of your posts are available online forever. They are available to Internet users the day they are posted, as well as days, weeks, or even months later. If you consistently put up good quality posts, you will build an audience.

  1. Use SEO techniques to get traffic.

Google is a great source of traffic, and you can build blog posts around keyword phrases that your target audience is likely to be searching for to increase your page rank. Don’t ignore this free option to get more people to visit your blog.

  1. Make it easy for current readers to share your posts.

Place share buttons at the bottom of your posts to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media sites. Ask your readers to share your posts with their friends if they liked what they just read.

  1. Share your posts on social media sites yourself.

Make some noise when you have a new post yourself. Don’t just post a link to your post – ask a pertinent question and then share the link. Your goal is to get a discussion started. If anyone responds to your question, make sure that it is answered in a timely manner and keep the discussions going.
 
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