Have been blogging a while now and still learning myself so as I read and post I look out for key points to negotiate the process of blogging and would like to share some here … now please remember that we all have very different styles and blog for very different reasons so my key points may not fit with yours but might be useful as a guideline to find what works for you … saves you blindly bumbling about

Quickest Way to Build Your Readers 

  1. Write From Your Heart
  • Connect with your passion and share it, whether its art, poetry, fiction, recipes …
  • If it touches your heart then it’s far more likely to touch ours too
  • Less concern with statistics as this can distract, we don’t know what appeals to others
  1. Regular Prompts on WordPress
  • Such as the Daily Prompt or Weekly Photo Challenge more people can find your post there
  • Don’t post unrelated material as this might put others off, be sure to read others
  • There are other prompts and communities evolving on ‘Blogging Events’ – I did set up one for a while but it never really took off
  1. Courses on WordPress – poetry, blogging, comments etiquette, etc
  • A great way to connect with like minded bloggers in the discussions and reading each other
  • Leave comments on others posts as many read these and we connect through them
  • As confidence builds you feel more comfortable posting your own ‘creations’

Best Way to Keep Your Readers

  • Post fairly regularly, once a week is plenty, any less and people drift .. I post daily, but that’s just me
  • Respond to comments on your posts, people like the interaction and it stimulates conversation
  • Comment on their posts eg actually read their blog, not a hasty ‘like’ which becomes obvious over time

What NOT to Do

  • don’t press a dozen likes within a minute, we might think that you didn’t bother to read our posts
  • don’t post under a prompt if you don’t bother to address it, you lose readers
  • read others, comment if something touches you and enjoy the fun community

So the key really is basic common sense and courtesy as we all like some recognition and interaction. If we are happy our readers feel it, but it’s also okay to share other emotions in a healthy manner. Please be genuine and kindly, ignite your creativity and connect with a great supportive cyber community.

Hope this prevents you stumbling about …

Daily Prompt: Bumble

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