Has your blog been a ghost town since its launch?
Think your blog hasn’t gotten the engagement it deserves?
You have no idea why your audiences don’t get to notice you.
You’re publishing content regularly.
Your writing skills are stellar.
But still, no one cares to leave a comment or share your posts.
I know how it feels like to be in this situation.
That is why today, I’m here to share 5 useful tips to hook your readers and keep them wanting more.
Are you ready to boost your blog’s engagement?
Table of Content
- Tip 1 – Mention other bloggers
- Tip 2 – Provide screenshots
- Tip 3 – Invite your readers to leave comments
- Tip 4 – Create other types of content
- Tip 5 – Have a unique style
- Over to You
Tip 1 – Mention other bloggers
When writing a piece of content, do you mention top bloggers in your industry?
Do you give them credit when sharing ideas that are originally theirs?
To increase the impact of your content, link out to other bloggers.
Do it when necessary, especially if you’re trying to give an example.
Another good idea would be to create a blogger profile about them.
Readers who know these industry leaders will think you’re awesome.
Linking out to these popular bloggers will also help you grow a relationship with them.
Tip 2 – Provide screenshots
Screenshots make great examples.
They back up your claims and also help explain your point better.
Whether you craft a how-to blog post or a product review, adding screenshots is a great practice. After all, including a couple of them won’t take a lot of your time!
I use Jing to instantly capture anything on the screen.
You’ll be able to quickly label your captured images since the tool has built-in editing features.
Try checking out influencers like Brian Dean of Backlinko.com.
You will notice that he generously uses screenshots and because of that, he gets a ton of engagement.
Tip 3 – Invite your readers to leave comments
After concluding your blog post, do you ask your readers to comment and share their opinions?
There’s no harm in asking.
Adjust your WordPress blog’s settings in a way that allows everyone to leave comments by only filling up their names and email addresses.
However, make sure that your comments don’t get approved automatically so you can block out spammy and irrelevant ones.
Blog comments are a great form of social proof.
New readers who see your comments will be enticed to join the conversation.
Other ways to naturally attract comments are writing detailed blog posts and sharing them aggressively on social media.
Use Social Warfare for social sharing.
Tip 4 – Create other types of content
Some audiences like how-to posts while others enjoy infographics.
Nevertheless, make it a practice to explore and publish different content types.
This will help you meet all your blog visitors’ individual preferences.
Buffer Social mentions that every piece of content you create, no matter the format, should entertain, educate, and inspire readers.
They recommend 6 types of content that you should use for your blog:
Use infographics if you’re going to discuss topics that involve research, numbers, and stats. Free infographic makers you can try include Canva and Venngage.
Case studies and success stories
The best way to feature case studies and success stories is to share how people were able to overcome a problem through your https://web.archive.org/web/20170917191306/ methods or products.
Resources and tools
People would love to discover resources and tools that help them simplify their day-to-day tasks.
A long list of tools drives more engagement than a post that mentions only one tool.
If you can inject some personal experience to give more meaning to your content, do it.
Personal experience can somehow make you vulnerable but they allow you to connect with your audience at a deeper level.
People appreciate it if you teach them how to do something in a simplified way.
Make your that your how-to posts are detailed.
List posts always work. Make a list of top 10, top 20, or whatever delivers more value.
According to HubSpot, a list post does not have to be lengthy. Get to the point immediately.
Tip 5 – Have a unique style
Let’s face it: Nearly all blogs talk about the same things.
Tons of blogs promise to help you build a business you dream of, run a better blog, lose weight, and live a simpler life. The list goes on.
You can tackle similar topics but make them unique this time.
Discover a new angle to bring out the uniqueness in every topic you talk about.
Try storytelling. It stimulates your reader’s imagination.
Over to You
I hope this post helps you boost engagement starting today.
Go try them out and let me know the results!
If you run a brand new blog, it may take a while before you see massive results.
The trick is to stay consistent with your blog engagement efforts.
What other tips and strategies do you think will help spark engagement on your blog?
I invite you to share your thoughts by commenting below.