BLOGTIPS: HOW TO ATTRACT RETURNING READERS

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We all write articles about how to get traffic to your blog all the time. There are many to be found on the web. This is at first very interesting and good for your blog but at the end of the day you want all your visitors to become returning visitors so you have a loyal following where you can build somewhat of an relationship with. These are the tips that with my experience I feel like are the best. Honestly, it took me some time to figure this out and I’m sure I will learn a lot more about this subject along the way but for now this is what I wanted to share!

1. Don’t confuse: Now at first you attract readers because obviously your blog is about something they have an interested in, or you tricked them into visiting your blog to read about a certain topic. Those visitors are very likely to expect reading about the same subject next time they visit your blog so always make sure to create your own niche and write about that. Of course you can play with more categories such as beauty, fashion and lifestyle but make sure you put your the same unique mark on it so people recognize this is your blog they’re reading. Stay true to your niche and the audience that was build around it.

2. Don’t waste people’s time: with this I mean things like putting a heading title on your blog such as: NEW SHOES and when your readers open the post they find out it’s only a teaser and you are not showing your new shoes just yet. As there as so many blogs out there really make it people’s worth while to visit yours and to make sure every article is something that is something that might be interesting for your readers as well.

3. Show some love: don’t ever take for granted that people leave comments on your blog and support you everyday by visiting your blog. The most honoring thing to do in life is to share with the world what you love and have people who appreciate you for what you do. That is why it’s very important to reply to e-mails, truly read your comments and help people and answer questions from your readers. Now I know this is simple too much to do for some bloggers but it’s always nice to say a little thank you every now and then.

4. Be honest: Honesty lasts longest is what they say and to me this is very true. Make sure you ALWAYS write your honest opinion and don’t try to be a sell out just because people are willing to pay a lot of money to write about something that’s close to your heart. It’s very crazy because every time I wrote about something that I wasn’t a 100% sure off I didn’t get a lot of support and didn’t get good traffic that day, which only proves the point that your readers see through this and that they appreciate honesty.

5. Ask feedback: with every job in life it’s always very important to ask feedback. Your readers will appreciate it and if I speak for myself I really like receiving feedback as I feel like you, my readers, are most important to my blog thus my business. As you need a lot of inspiration everyday to maintain a blog it never hurts to just ask your readers how they feel about everything that’s going on with your blog and what they would like to see more of. One thing that gave me a lot of insight is analyzing the search bar (if you have it) on your blog. Through the search bar you can find out exactly what it is people are searching for the most which might be something you can take into consideration. For instance, it won’t ever accord to me to write about working out but I’ve seen many of you search for it on my blog so that’s definitely something I will take into consideration now.

6. Post frequently: especially when you want to build a long term relationship it’s good to post at the exact same times every day or every week. People very much like some liability in their favorite blogs and would like know when to expect something when they visit your blog. If I am late with my Wednesday post I always get immediate tweets from readers asking when it’s going up. It’s nice to create some series for a couple of month so your blog gets structured and you will have the same type of posts on all days.

Hope you guys could learn something from these tips and if you feel like I need to add anything, let me know! And any requests for next week blogtips articles are always more than welcome! Big kiss, N.

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  • Great tips, thanks for sharing.

    xo,Diana
    http://www.TheNeonFactor.com

  • I think you are right with your tips as I follow most of them and it shows me success so far. Thanks a lot for your helpful and well structured tips!
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  • Great tips! I always like it when you are writing about these kind of topics. I just started my own blog and I am looking for every advice I can get – especially when it is from successful bloggers like you 🙂

    Kisses, S.
    livingpinkandbabyblue.blogspot.de

  • Liz

    these are such great tips!

    giveaway on blog!

    http://hashtagliz.com

  • thats very nice post !! inspiring 🙂 its very important to attrack all of your readers to let them know you really care about their opinion ! 🙂

    http://franchemeetsfashion.blogspot.com/

  • Thank you so much for the tips, it’s very helpful for me 🙂 I’ll def follow your guide

    xo
    http://www.colorsinmybubble.blogspot.com

  • Macy

    Thanks for this amazing post, I always learn so much from your wednesday tips! xoxo

  • Sue

    great tips. thank you.

  • Great post, it gave me some advice, thanks! 🙂

    http://www.fashionpartyblog.com/

  • There are so many blogging tips out there, but I honestly love them all! They put things back in perspective and a good reminder to always be your (blogging) self!

    Hilary x thehealthycollective.com

  • This is really helpful! As a start up, I really wasn’t sure what’s best to write about. I find it hard to keep to similar categories since I just want to blog about everything !

  • Again great tips ! Thanks for sharing ! 🙂

    http://www.thefashionpanda.be
    http://www.thefashionpanda.be

  • Nico

    Great tips, thanks for share 😉

    Fall must have on lb-lc fashion blog
    Bloglovin’

  • thank you so much for the tips and sharing your blogging experience! <3
    http://vogueetvoyage.com

  • Waarom ik o.a. zo van je blog houd, je geweldige tips!

    xxx Linsey from POSE-BLOG.com

    You can also check my BLOGLOVIN & FACEBOOK if you like! 🙂

  • Wat een fijne tips geef je weer. Zo fijn dat je zo eerlijk en open hierover bent. Kijk er echt elke week weer naar uit 🙂

  • Excellent tips! More people should remember these.
    xo
    styleontheside.com

  • One of my biggest issues is consistency. With a full time job and a toddler in tow, sometimes the blog falls a little on my priority list. And one thing that I would add to this list is amazing original photography and/or clean inviting web design. I think my lack of good web design is the main reason I don’t have more followers. Working on it!
    xoxo Laura
    http://www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • Prudence Yeo

    Very useful tips, thanks for compiling this list! Especially believe in the importance of relevant and honest content to attract readers as this is the way to build credibility as a professional blogger too!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

  • I struggle with this times. I post the same days but the times are tricky. Sometimes I worry about it, others not so much because even though I’ve been blogging for a year I rarely get comments or likes (that worries me even more).

    Thanks for this post. Lovely blog

    xo, Jessi
    http://jessiibrownie.wordpress.com

  • This is great(: I mostly follow these tips,but fall behind sometimes-I’ll definitely try to stay true to these(:

  • Love this tips! Thank you very much! 🙂

    http://fashionistabih.blogspot.com/

  • Alweer heel wat goede tips! Dankjewel!

  • Very useful tips, thanks for sharing! I especially found your tip on honesty interesting in that your traffic proved your readers saw when you were not completely honest, it’s good to know you’ve taken note of these things and are willing to share them! 🙂
    Hannah x
    Hanniemc.co.uk

  • Thanks for posting this! Hopefully your tips will help me out a bit! Happy Saturday! xoxo

  • Thank you for posting tips on blogging. I’m fairly new, and all any little bit of information helps. It’s also motivating, because it just shows that everyone started somewhere. Sharing the trials and tribulations lets us, your readers, get to know you in a different way. Plus, I think it’s just really nice and your showing the love back to us. Thank you! Xo, Maria

    http://theclassifiedchic.com/

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  • Great easy to follow tips thanks! I have just entered the world of blogging

  • Oops hit the go button too soon! I am new to the world of blogging and have found some of the information overwhelming, these are nice and simple tips to follow thanks!

  • I’m glad that I came across your blog! I really enjoyed your tips and will find myself applying it to my own. 🙂

  • nihancik

    Great tips as always!

    StylewithNihan.com – http://www.stylewithnihan.com/