Welcome to the 5th installment of the BLOGGING TIPS!
If you have missed the previous ones, feel free to check out:
JANUARY – rules; an introduction
FEBRUARY – tells you how to get the most comments.
MARCH – gives you tips on how to promote your content.
APRIL – gives great advice to newbies and reminds us of the basics.
I hope you find some things there that will help you make your blogging world a better place.
2-in-1 again. I thought they were different, yet similar enough.
What makes you follow and unfollow a blog?
What makes you subscribe and unsubscribe from an email list?
We decide to follow because:
- we find the posts interesting.
- the posts teach us something new.
- the posts make us think.
- the posts make us laugh.
- the posts make us feel good.
- the posts are personal and we can relate to them.
- the content is inspiring.
- the blog keeps us updated on things happening in our own niche.
- we know the blogger personally.
- the author of that blog is very supportive towards us and we want to repay the favor.
- the author engages in conversation in the comments.
- the author participates in events hosted on our blog.
- the author comes across as genuine.
- the author followed us.
- another blogger recommended a particular blog to us.
- the author’s comments on other blogs are interesting.
- the blogger posts systematically.
We do not seem to unfollow all that often, but when we do it is because:
- we want to declutter our Reader.
- of the constant, toxic negativity of the writer and their posts.
- the author of the blog starts posting too often.
- the author continuously ignores our comments or just does not engage with us enough.
- the author bites our head off for something we said innocently.
- the relationship with the author dissolves.
- the author never interacts with us on our blog.
- the author does not post often/ is MIA for an extended period of time.
- the posts become uninteresting.
- the posts’ quality becomes sub-par.
- quality content turns into whining.
- the title or keywords are click-baits and the content has nothing to do with those.
- the posts get overly political.
Regarding email subscriptions:
- We do not subscribe that often.
When we do, it is when:
- the emails contain something extra special and/ or is useful (ex.: quality content, tips, and resources).
- the emails are motivating and help us grow.
- there is no other way to track new posts from that particular blogger other than an email subscription.
We unsubscribe when:
- the emails turn into spam, often geared towards only selling a product.
What type of content do you read most often? (ex.: lifestyle, book reviews, poetry, etc.)
If you could point out the top 3 (three) and assign a percentage, that would be great.
Please share your answers in the comment section so that new bloggers have an easier start. After all, we all need the community to grow. More bloggers, more potential readers. Plus, we can never stop learning.
A huge THANK YOU to those who participated last month. You are making this blogging world a better place. Please consider contributing this time around, too.
Mimi’s explanation as to why posting regularly is important opened my eyes. “This way, I know I can connect with someone for a longer period of time.”
Please feel free to go through my Contact page and share with me what YOU would like investigated and answered by the Community next month.
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