With so many popular blogs on the internet even SEO has started to lose its power. To stand out in the blogosphere in 2013 you need something differing. While SEO & SMO are certainly helpful changing the tone of your blog posts could be really helpful. If you can manage to entertain and educate your blog readers then you can certainly achieve a good deal of success with your blog. These are 5 really effective tips for keeping your blog readers engaged in 2013.
1) Give more time to research
A well researched article which is replete with facts and statics is always more engaging and compelling than a one with fluff and general content. Thus, try to spend as much time in research on the content you want to post.
2) Interact with the readers
When readers comment on your blog posts then make sure you acknowledge the comments of each of them. In this way they will feel respected and in turn will respect and like you more. Another benefit of this thing is that if the conversation takes an interesting turn then it may even compel other readers to participate which will gain you more readers.
3) Surprise them
Try to throw in random and off-topic posts once in a while. You will be surprised to see how well the readers would like it. Doing this would not only entertain the readers but would also let them see your flipside. However, keep the frequency of these surprise blog posts to a minimum.
4) Ask for their opinions
Ask your readers for suggestions for future topics. This will make them feel their importance to you but would also enable you to get a better idea what your audience is looking for. Plus, it would save you the time on pondering for new topics.
5) Get feedback
Another good way to keep interacting with your blog readers it to occasionally ask for their feedback of a particular post or any changes that you have made in your blog. This will let you know what changes you can make in your blog, what tweaks in your blog design would be better and more.
A good blog is the one in which the readers are active and are connected with the blogger. Engaging with the readers is very important and by following these tips you would certainly succeed in doing so.
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