There are now many bloggers on the online world, and if you are one of them you may be wondering how you can get yourself noticed. With many famous bloggers and people who are making a living from blogging around, it can be easy to get confused and wonder how you too can be successful.
There are things that you can do to get yourself noticed as a blogger and get you to the success that you desire, let’s have a look at some of the techniques you could try below:
This may seem boring, however, it is crucial for any blogger to make sure they are consistent with their writing. People are going to notice you if you write here there and everywhere, with no schedule, and you shouldn’t expect them to. This doesn’t mean that you need to write blog after blog, what matters is that you follow a pattern and stick to the topics you want to write about (the purpose of your blog). You need to be committed to creating great content, whether it’s wherever you choose, once a week, or daily. Just make sure you are consisted and committed.
Make Sure You Utilise SEO
SEO is important, and there is nothing that you can do to get away from that. Google will notice if you have used SEO in your blog posts. If Google notices you, then the people who are using Google will notice you too. SEO doesn’t need to be complicated either. You need to create search-rich content including your heading and body. Think about things like creating a post about making a chocolate cake, and what you would search if you were looking for the best recipes online. Add a paragraph about the post in your info too so it’s easy to know exactly what’s included in it.
Twitter can be extremely useful for bloggers. It’s great at any time of the day too especially when you are following a handful of interesting people. The best time to get yourself noticed, however, is often when everyone is watching a prime-time television show and tweeting all about it. Get involved and use the hashtag in circulation, Tweet things, and don’t forget to have fun. Try not to overthink Twitter, it’s supposed to be fun. So, chat with people you want to get to know and retweet things that you like.
Comment, Comment, Comment
This may be the best thing that you can do. It’s something that comes with the blogging world. Read and comment on as many other blogs as you can. You could set yourself a challenge one night and just continue to read and comment on blogs from the comments of the ones that you are reading. The more you appear across the blogging world the more you will become noticed and in turn, others may start to come to your blog too.
Join A Facebook Group For Blogging
Joining a community group on Facebook that is dedicated to blogging, and your target market is a great way to get yourself out there as a blogger. There are a fair few different groups that have now been created on Facebook so have a look around and find a few that you think you may like. If you don’t get along with them you could always leave the group. Get to know other bloggers as well as sharing some of your content.
Attend Some Conferences
Bloggers conferences are happening more and more. They are good few meeting brands as well as other bloggers and potential readers. Some conferences can be expensive but have a look around to find one that is in your budget. Networking is your friend so you should make use of it. They can also be extremely fun. Conferences are also a good place to showcase your work if you can get the opportunity to speak at one you should. If you’re worried about creating presentations use a service as you would find through Adam Lebenstein.
Make Your Content Shareable
You’ve probably already done it yourself, found something that you love from another blogger, and shared it with your friends or followers. So, maybe others would like the chance to share your work too? Just think about your content being shared around Pinterest, Facebook, or Instagram and not think about how valuable that could be for you as a blogger. If you create content that is worth sharing, it might just happen.
Most people love a good laugh, so if you think you might be good at being funny, bring out in your blog posts. People tend to notice funny bloggers. This is because it’s easy content to share with friends and it’s relatable.
Create A Good Newsletter
You may think that a newsletter is just another thing that you need to add to your already long list of things-to-do, however, they are definitely worth having a go at. Some people prefer to get updates in their inbox so make sure it is really easy for people to subscribe. A reader may have noticed you through a shareable post, make sure they can subscribe through this. If you are proving your viewers with an easy way to subscribe it will get you noticed as they will see you more through your newsletters.
Get Out There And Guest Post
Why no contact some of your favorite blogs and see if they accept guest posts? This way their readers get to know you and they might want to read more on your own blog.
Allow People To Guest Post On Your Site
Perhaps you could mention in a Facebook group you have joined that you are looking for guest posters. You may get people offering and writing you some posts, they will then share it with their audience, and hey presto you have more people looking at your own blog posts because they are already there. Doing this opens up the pool of people who are looking at yours and their sites.
Create A Facebook Page
Facebook is a really good place to be when you are a blogger. You just need to make sure you are using it to its full potential. Create an awesome Facebook page that people want to be part of. If you’re stuck on how to create one that is going to work and draw people in, have a look at what other bloggers are doing and add your own personal spin to it.
Get Yourself On A Blog Roll
This is a list of blogs that a blogger reads. You will normally find it on the sidebar of someone blog, but you may also see bloggers sharing these in their Instagram stories now too. A good way to become included in something like this is to create one yourself, and then email the blogger you have including to let them know you have included them on your roll, you may find that they return the favor and add you to theirs. Remember this shouldn’t be expected and it’s something that needs to be genuine. You can’t just add all the top bloggers and expect them to add you also.
Make Absolutely Everything Easy For Your Readers
This can be really easy to get wrong. Therefore it’s crucial you take the steps to get it right. Having a hard to read font that’s in bright pink isn’t likely to attract people to read it. Ok, so readable font can be boring, however, it’s readable for a very good reason. You should also make sure your site is easy to navigate, you have simple share buttons, and your commenting system is fluent and easy to use.
Do Some Freelancing
Similar to guest posting, freelancing gets your work out to other places other than just your blog. Contact magazines that you like, websites, or online publications and see where it gets you. Some bloggers use this as a secondary income to their blog which can come in handy if your blog isn’t performing or you’re waiting for invoices to be paid.
Find One Area That You Do Really Well
Lastly, but not by the least. You shouldn’t get too overwhelmed by trying to do everything and be good at everything. Choose one or two areas that you know you can do really well in and focus on them. Love photography? Then kick butt on Instagram! Love Marketing? Focus on your SEO strategy! Etc. Then you should shout about what you can do well, make it a feature of your blog. If you’re concentrating on photography consider adding a photo section on your blog where others can see the images you have taken, not just the ones you share with your posts.
Although it may seem like a lot, these sixteen areas will definitely help you to get noticed more as a blogger. You don’t need to try them all at once, just doing one at a time until you have practiced will help you on your way. Which are you going to try first?