When we start in the world of blogging, many of us dream about our posts going viral. It happens to other bloggers you follow, and you can’t imagine anything better for making this blogging journey worthwhile.
Sadly, as a new blogger, there’s no guarantee this is going to happen to you. It’s more likely that you’ll experience a slow trickle of readers over the coming weeks. You probably won’t reach the hundred views mark for a good while after publishing your blog post. And that can spell trouble for a few different reasons.
For one, taking a long time to reach dream viewer figures can be disheartening. You’ve poured everything into that post, so why don’t people want to read it?
On a more worrying note, low initial viewer numbers can be bad news in an altogether more worrisome way. Lack of engagement could see you falling down the ranks of search engines like Google. And, that’s going to lead to even fewer views down the line.
It’s not that you aren’t reaching decent numbers eventually. Most of your posts get to a respectable figure around a month after posting. But, this slow burn style isn’t working for you, so how exactly can you fan those flames straight away and set fire to your slow burning blog?
Set Fire To Your Slow Burning Blog
Work on building a regular readership
First, focus on building a regular readership using tips like those found at ThemeGrill. The benefit of a regular and subscribed following is that you’ll have a ready-made audience for every post. By also getting into a regular uploading schedule, you can pretty much guarantee readers for each post. These are the people who will receive notifications as soon as you upload, and they’re the ones who’ll keep that new content hot in those first crucial hours.
Promote every new post
Even with a decent subscriber base, you need to promote every new post. Often, automatic notifications land in the junk box. Not to mention that you always need to appeal to new readers as well. That’s why you need to post about new posts on every social media platform. Make sure, too, to use hashtags and keywords so that new readers can find you. It’s also worth setting up an email newsletter and sending new posts straight into subscriber inboxes. Pair this with an email signature linking to your blog like the 5 unbreakable rules in email marketing mentioned on Templafy here https://www.templafy.com/blog/5-unbreakable-rules-email-signature-marketing/ and you could see conversion rates skyrocketing fast. This is also a fantastic way to avoid the dreaded junk folder, and get your posts popular as soon as you publish them.
Work on clickbait
Love it or hate it, clickbait can be the difference between hot or not in the blogging world. By providing a clickbait title for every upload, you could see far more readers heading here fast. Forget waiting months to see decent reader numbers. You’ll be one of those people who reach the hundreds in no time. All you need to do is provide a title which makes readers feel like they can’t wait to read what you have to say.
Over To You
If your blog is slow-burning, I hope you’ll use this tips to spark that flame!
Remember, work on building a regular readership, promote your blog post and work on clickbait.
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