Do you know what blogging is all about? It’s about sharing. Sharing your thoughts, sharing your opinion, sharing your knowledge. It’s about helping others, getting others to straighten out their thoughts by comparing them to yours, forming their opinion by reading yours, filling their gaps of knowledge, by soaking up yours.
If that is what you do with your blog, sharing, helping others, then you can be sure that this will come back to you. As the saying goes, what you do onto others will come back to you threefold. So you better give good things.
If you build up a loyal readership that knows and appreciates your sharing and helping, then this readership will be ready for you too, to help you, and to share with you. This can be in the form of helping you out if you have problems with something, but also by clicking your ads, commenting on your blog, subscribing to your feed, buying your stuff, or the products that you’re affiliated with.
Since helping out and sharing should be your first concern, you need to ask your audience: “What do you want?”, “How can I help you?”. Once you know the answer to these questions, you are ready for the game. Find the problems your audience faces, solve them, blog about them, and sit back and enjoy (or find more problems, write more posts, and enjoy more while you’re writing even more 🙂 ). [ad#r]And, listening to your audience, sharing with them and helping them will only broaden your readership.
Your readers will start talking about your posts, putting links online, sharing them in social media. All this is word of mouth in the digital age. It is telling to other people that your product, your blog is worth visiting. This creates authority. And as we all know, search engines digg authority. So you will gain more visitors again.
Same as it is in the real world, it is in the virtual world. Quality always comes on top, and will go viral eventually. Helping people, sharing with people is creating quality content.
So I hope this post was a bit of a helping hand to you.