I’m trying to grow as a blogger. I joined a few blogger groups on Facebook so I could network and learn from other bloggers. I’m glad I did it because I am networking and learning.
One of the Facebook groups I joined is Blogging Newbs. It’s basically an online support group for people who have been blogging for less than two years. This is a good group to ask questions, get general blogging information and get ideas. It’s a very active group.
One of the members of the group posted a question last month. She had just started her blog the day before. She said she felt like it won’t succeed because of the amount of readers. She than asked how do I get more readers? I was one of several bloggers that replied to the question. My response was:
“I’m told the average blogger can expect to spend 2 years building up a good following and engagement. Writing talent can speed the process up. Good social media can speed the process. Networking and exposure can speed the process. Guest posting on other blogs can speed the process. Pay attention to the posts that get you the best response and do more of those posts. Always ask for feedback from successful bloggers on how you can improve your blog. POST CONSISTENTLY!!!
One last thing – focus more on building engagement and not building readers. 200 highly engaged readers is better than 2,000 readers that never like or comment.”
To my fellow bloggers, this is my answer to the question. How would you answer?
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