THE 5 | TIPS TO GROWING YOUR BLOG AUDIENCE

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It’s the 5th of December already but happy new month still to you *drumrolls*. So excited that we’ve made it to the last month of this year and I’m pretty certain good things are going to happen. One very good thing I always pray for is GROWTH and as highly requested, I will be sharing with my top 5 tips to GROWING YOUR BLOG AUDIENCE.

What I’m Wearing :Top : Thrifted | Dungaree : Thrifted | Shoe : Online store | Bag : Thrifted | Glasses : Roadside Vendor | Total Cost : 2100Naira (excluding the shoes)

TIP 1 : MAKE YOUR BLOG USER FRIENDLY

Ever visited a blog and on loading the homepage you can’t figure out what to do at first glance? Well, that has happened to me a lot of times and best believe I never went back to those blogs again till date. To have someone visiting your blog and keep coming back, you’d want to make sure that you use a simple, welcoming and easy to navigate theme to reduce the bounce rate on your blog and a reduction in bounce rate automatically equals increase in pageviews.

TIP 2 : CREATE RELEVANT CONTENT

Yes I know that ‘how to edit pictures’ is pretty relevant but this is December 2017, you can’t afford to still be talking about this when several posts have been written about it already by bloggers in the same geographical niche as you. You sure might have different apps but we are still all arriving at the same result so don’t you think your readers already a lot about editing pictures? I’m not saying you’re wrong to talk about that now especially if that’s what your target audience wants but to drive traffic to your site you have to be able to consistently create fresh informative content.

TIP 3 : BE YOURSELF

So many times I’ve wished I was very eloquent at writing like several other bloggers but realizing that that’s not who I am and accepting to just do me, has made a huge impact keeping readers interested on every post I put out. One thing you should know is, your audience isn’t visiting your blog to see another songofstyle or thesvnflwr, they are visiting to learn how to style a black dress from your own point of view, so if they visit and all they see is you trying to write, act or dress like another blogger they probably already follow, they might not be coming back to your blog as often as you’d like them to.

TIP 4 : CONTRIBUTE ON OTHER BLOGS

Especially on blogs with high audience engagement. You do not necessarily need to be a guest blogger on such blogs but just an ordinary thoughtful comment will have other commenters intrigued by you and most likely visit your blog too.

TIP 5 : CREATE EVERGREEN CONTENT

As much as you want to talk about the beret trend or about your love for Christmas, you should also put work into creating content that people will be interested in all year long and even the next year. An example of an evergreen content is this one you’re currently reading as people will be interested in growing all their lives. This, this and this are other examples.

These are the tips that have helped me reach and maintain my monthly blog views all 2017 long as I talked about here and I hope you find them helpful too.


Love always…


Do you have any tips on growing blog audience? Did you find this post any helpful? Please let me know by leaving me a reply, thanks.

18 thoughts on “THE 5 | TIPS TO GROWING YOUR BLOG AUDIENCE

  1. For some reason this just made me laugh! This post is so accurate! I haven’t blogged in a while but when I’m back definitely gonna use all these tips! Plus Yh some things can be posted on Instagram doesn’t necessarily have to be a blog post! Extra tip.

    TheBlackWriter

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  2. I truly agree with these especially ‘Being Yourself’ (even though it is tempting sometimes to try to do something else because someone is ‘successful’ doing that, its important to believe in YOUR own process) and engagement on other blogs. Also, evergreen content is great as I am such a blog junkie and enjoy going through older posts in the blogs I love.
    Thank you for sharing Ifeoma.
    P.S. I really like your glasses!!
    http://www.desireuba.wordpress.con

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