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Do you ever look at other bloggers and wonder how they can get so much engagement on their blog posts? Do you want more engagement on your blog? I am sharing 4 reasons why you are not growing an engaged audience.
Having put focus on these 4 areas I have seen my engagement improve on my blog. Taking these steps will help ensure you boost your blog engagement and they are super simple and easy.
When it comes to running a successful blog, engagement is one of the most important aspects. You may see bloggers with thousands, even hundreds of thousands of followers, but they may only receive a handful of comments. Having more followers does not necessarily mean you are more successful. So worry less about the follower amount and engage with the followers you have, they will come. It is all about patience and perseverance.
1. You are not engaging with your audience
Would you want to engage with a blogger who ignores their audience? It is important that you engage with your audience to build connections. You can’t expect to have an audience that engages with your blog, if you are not prepared to do the same. Building connections and making friendships through your blog means you then build an engaging community to support and share your blog posts.
2. You are not being consistent
If you are not posting consistently, your audience will be unaware of when you will be posting and it that makes it difficult for your audience to follow posts. If you are posting consistently is another step to improving your DA score. To make sure you are consistent putting a schedule in place is so helpful and allows you to have the time to continuously create fresh content.
3. You are not present on social media
In order to build a community you need to also be visible on social media. Being visible on social media means you can engage with other people and share your content on your platforms to build up a following of consistent readers. Being able to share your blog content on your platforms means you will reach a wider audience and can boost your levels of engagement on your posts.
4. Reply to your comments
When your readers take their time to read and post comments, it is polite to reply to those comments. If you then read one of their posts and leave a comment, that reader is likely to return to your blog as they can see you are supporting them also. This step has brought me a lot of blogger friends, a supportive and engaging audience. Showing kindness and support to other bloggers will also bring you positivity and motivation.
Over the last week or so, I’ve definitely been having a refocus on my blog where I’ve really slipped with engagement etc and just going through the motions, so this was a really timely reminder of the best things I should focus on – thank you!
I hope this helps!