Your blog readers are one of the biggest and most valuable assets to our blog. I don't know about you but I highly value my blog readers. In order to have returning traffic to your blog then these type of people must be readers of your blog.
Our blog readers are the persons that normally subscribe to our blog via rss or subscribe via email. They sign up to newsletters and also make comments on articles that you work so hard to write at times.
Here are 5 tips on how to keep in touch with your blog readers.
Publish Blog Posts Regularly
Our readers love to read our blogs and that's why they are labeled as “blog readers”. In order to keep our blog readers happy then we have to publish blog posts and publish on a regular basis. Don't post once per month or once per week. You can keep your blog readers by posting every 2 to 3 days apart.
Another great thing to do is to set a blog posting schedule, this way your blog readers can expect a post from you, for example, every Tuesday or every Friday. They will look forward to reading your article or look forward to visiting your blog. It is not wise to publish multiple times per day, especially if your blog readers subscribe to your blog (unless you have a news or technology blog). This will annoy them and they might hit the unsubscribe button/link.
If you have blog readers that love your content, make sure to always publish quality content with clean grammar.
Quality content is king and nothing can beat it!
Once you publish quality content then your blog readers will be eagerly expecting more quality content from you.
Network With Your Blog Readers
I love to use Facebook and Twitter, because these are great social networks and also a great means of communication online. I place my profiles on my blog and often encourage my blog readers to add or follow me so that we can chat a bit. Your readers will be happy when you show interest in them and also have a friendly conversation.
Social media sites are normally filled with millions of people online. These people are often chatting and searching for information that is related to your niche. When networking with your blog readers you can also ask to like or tweet your blog post. I have done this already and this is also a great means of promotion.
Reply To Their Comments
When blog readers leave comments on your articles that means they love your content and it is wise to reply to their comments. Replying to their comments is a sign of showing that you thank them for commenting and you appreciate it.
After you reply to their comments' depending on how it goes and what type of comment was left, they can also come back and reply to your comment as well. This is the beginning of a great conversation which can be therefore transformed into a friendship.
Here is a great guest post that I got the other day giving reasons why you should reply to your blog comments, 5 Reasons Why You Need to Reply To The Comments On Your Blog.
Reach Out To Your Blog Readers By Helping
Sometimes we may do tutorial blog posts just so that we can keep in touch with our blog readers. Ask your blog readers what types of tutorials they would like to see from you in an email, a poll or by leaving a request in a comment. This way you can provide them with information that will help them greatly.
You can also help them personally by working with them to gain traffic or help them to make their first dollar online. I am pretty sure that if you help a new blogger who is a reader of your blog to make their first couple dollars online then that person would look up to you.
So reach out to your blog readers and see how you can help them out.
Check Out Their Blogs
Most of the people who read our blogs are also blog owners just like you, not just readers. Another great way to connect with your blog readers, which also maybe blog owners, is to visit their blogs. When we visit their blogs we can make blog comments, share their article, submit guest posts if you feel it necessary and if you are kind enough then you can give a few tips on how to improve their blog.
Visiting their blog every now and then can also help to bring traffic to your blog as I mentioned, by blog comments and guest posting. Your blog readers or blog owners will appreciate you doing so, and this will make them want to come back to your blog and leave more comments on your articles.
There are tons of ways that you can keep in touch with your blog readers so as to have them coming back to your blog.
I would like to know from you, please leave a comment, how do you keep in touch with your blog readers?