Top 10 Blogging Practices for Better Viewership
Are you going to make a blog or do you already have a blog? Want to know the best blogging practices that can help your blog gain more visitors, more exposure and even better rankings? The best blog practices are a collection of things that you should do in order to make your blog a better blog and make yourself a better blogger.
Here are the 10 best practices for getting more visitors.
1) Have a catchy title:
Make sure that you have a unique, catchy title and that title should include your keywords or some catchy question.
2) Have a simple and attracting picture:
Do not have only text in your blog. Make sure that you include some good graphics in your blog or your visitors will get bored and leave your blog. I generally use simple or cartoon images that can make people laugh or might also attract them and also convey my message simultaneously.
Including some links will give your readers something more to read. Include links from interesting blogs related to your field.
Also, link your blog posts to each other. This will make sure that your visitors read more than 1 post and you get more loyal visitors.
4) Use highlighters:
Use good highlighters at good times. Use of Bold, Italics, Underline as well as bullets should be done so that visitors who like to scan through pages have some milestones to look at.
5) Keep your blog posts short:
Do not make blog posts which are longer than 750 words. Ideally, try to keep them from 300 to 600 words. If you have something long to post, make sure that you break them into two or more parts of around 500 words for each part.
6) Make your posts interesting and fun to read:
When you are writing your thoughts and views in your blog, you should always try to make it as interesting and as enjoyable as possible. Having humorous posts will make you famous amongst your readers. They will love to come back again and again for your different humorous posts. And it might be possible that they would suggest their friends to visit your blog or your website.
7) Encourage your readers to post comments:
Try to end your posts with a question or with an open debate that brings comments to your posts. This would make the reader give his views and you would make a special relation with him. Also, many readers keep coming back to check if they have got replies to their comments.
8.) Start something hot:
Write a post that is controversial or outrageous. Your readers will start a hot debate in the comments section and the only one to benefit will be your blog.
9) Post Frequently:
Do not make your regular visitors wait for more than a few days for your next post. Ideally, it would be better to post every day.
10) Make your blog easy to share:
Make your blog easy to share via the various social networking websites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, Delicious, Google+ etc.
When your readers like your posts, they will forward it to their friends through these social networking sites. Make sure that they find it easy to do so.