Why do people love only some blogs? Why most of the newbie bloggers who thought to blog end up their journey so quickly?
Its obvious that we expect results once we publish our epic blog post.
Most of the time we have no audience at all, we expect hundreds of comments but the post ends up with one or two comments.
Its all because bloggers won’t write what most people search for or they don’t write what people love to read. Sometimes bloggers write stuff which is already present over web.
We always try to write stuff what we usually like but not what our readers actually like. In order to gain good traffic we need to stop writing what we love and focus on what others love.
We might think why should I write what people love, I have my own likes and I love to write what I fell like writing. But this is not a trait which a newbie blogger should have.
So in order to taste success as a blogger with many comments and flooding traffic there are few types of posts which can make people fall in love with your blog. I have made a list of such posts in the article below.
Most of the times people love to read interviews of some successful people. You can just start with some one who is popular in your niche. If you blog about affiliate marketing then try to find a successful person in this niche and post their interview. You will be surprised by the results you get after you post an interview. Many people who are actual followers of that successful person will definitely comment at your post .
I have posted Stories of 3 Tech Bloggers on how they made it in just 3 Months for which I got 35 comments which might be less but its a good number for a new blog like BIG in its initial days.
Are you looking forward to post interview of a successful person? then here is a post which helps you a bit Tips to make an extraordinary Interview series for your blog.
2. List Posts:
If you want to keep your audience stay intact to your blog on their first visit then list posts are those kind of stuff which can make them look for more of such posts. Most of the list posts perform well compared to a regular article. I have written a list post in my blog on Top 30 Indian Blogs based on Alexa Ranking for which I got 57 comments which just proves the fact that people love such posts and good thing is even search engines too love such posts as people always search for top 10 lists. So if you haven’t written a list post yet and wanting to write one then you can read my posts on Top 3 Benefits of Writing a List Post and How to Write a List Post that goes Viral which I have written in ShoutMeLoud blog.
3. Case Studies:
Posting case studies will definitely help you gain a good readership. People always love to know how people have worked out few things. If you could post a case study with exact results and how did the person achieve those results then I bet you are not among those regular bloggers anymore. If you can write up a case study with your personal experience rather than posting others experience it will be even more encouraging to the reader to post comments and to interact with you. I have written an article on 7 Sure-fire ways to get Comments to your Blog posts which contains tips from my personal experience which has given good results.
4. How to articles & Tutorials:
How to articles and tutorial posts are those posts which never leave your blog empty without visitors. Posts of these kinds are the one’s which drive traffic from search engines. My article on Tips to Increase Adsense CPC and increase your earnings is one of the most visited post in my blog till date. This post gets lot of organic search traffic. Posts like these will definitely help your blog to stand apart from the crowd.
5. Income Reports:
Pat Flynn is one such blogger who makes a decent income from his blog and one of the most converting page is his income reports page. He embeds affiliate links into his income reports post which usually gets him some of the affiliate sales. People even wait for his income report post as he posts his income reports every month. If you also make some decent money then you too can try posts like these. But for newbie bloggers you can simply collect Income reports of other bloggers and post it which can also drive in some results. Here is one such post on Income Reports of Indian bloggers to get inspiration which got me 69 comments and is still one of the top most visited post in my blog. Recently Rob Cubbon posted a detailed income report of his as an end of the year special post which is indeed one of the most loved post by many of his regular visitors.
6. Posts that are Inspiring to others:
Inspiration is never dead, people love inspiring posts or motivational posts. Bloggers who write for this niche usually have a huge follower base. Some of the posts I have written in BIG (Blog in Grace) too won good applause from my fellow bloggers. If you have missed some of them then here are those posts which can be a kind of inspiration to you if you can apply them in any area of your life. Imparting positive attitude to your blog readers and Feel like Quit Blogging here is why you should NOT are some of the posts which can inspire and motivate you to achieve bigger goals.
7. Posts that Gauge your performance:
Some bloggers keep writing their experiences and their blog performance reports which is just a good way to keep their readers engaged. When ever you write your achievements like how you got 1000 unique visitors in a day or how you increased your Page Rank or how you have lowered your alexa ranking are some of the posts which can accelerate your traffic. You can read my post 3 Months of my Blogging Journey with Blog in Grace where I have given what I have done with my blog in three months.
8. Posts that keep the Spark alive:
Writing a series of posts creates some anxiety in the audience on what will be the next post in the series. A blogging contest post is one such example which can keep the visitor constantly visit one’s blog in order to know the status of the contest. Other type of posts are those series of posts like if you create a guide on a particular topic keep it coming in episodes and leave some idea on what to expect in the next post, this will make the reader to visit the blog for what going to be posted next.
What’s NEXT? I think there is nothing more for me to tell except to tell you to start working on the posts which I have mentioned above and summarize the results. I am sure this new year you would be coming out with some good results with your blog. Wishing you a great and successful new year.