In this article, you are going learn how to get real readers for your blog. How can you write content that people want to read? There are so many great bloggers out there how can you stand out when you just started out? Although I also see myself as a beginner, I can share that little experience that I have gained with you. I think each of us can teach the other person something because we are all different and have our own unique approach. If you are interested then keep reading.
Coming up with new ideas and writing a blog post that people are interested to read is not always easy. Especially when you just started writing, and your reader has a lot of choices. Writing can take a lot of your valuable time. And when you are a mom like me, then that extra hour that you have when your kids are sleeping can be very valuable to you, and you want to spend it well. In the beginning, we can easily judge ourselves by comparing with more experienced bloggers. Writing a blog post is not enough, you have to invest even more time to promote your blog post.
Your blogging voice
In the first month of blogging, I really struggled. How to write a blog post that people want to read. I really wanted to write perfect blog posts. That is the reason why writing became difficult to do. I didn’t allow myself to write what I wanted. I was always searching what is good and what is not. What should I write and what not? After blogging for a while, I understood that I should write like I was talking to my best friend. If you want to learn how to write like you are talking to a friend, click here. Expressing myself and really connecting with my readers.
If you want to truly connect with your readers and get more followers, you need to find your own unique way. Your voice, your style and your authentic way of writing. If you write without thinking what you should write and what not, if you think outside the box and let your imagination flow, you will enjoy writing and it can become easy. You will gain more real followers. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else. Your reader doesn’t need advice or information, but your unique approach to different situations.
How great your blog post might be, there will be always people who don’t like it. We have to find our real readers and attract them, not everyone. If you think to attract everyone, then you will never succeed. Why? Because it is not possible. We all have different interest and different points of view. If you really want to succeed as a blogger, then you have to find your niche. I have written a blog post about niche marketing. Key elements to find your blogging niche. If you are interested click here.
It is really important to understand your reader. What is their biggest challenge? What do they like and what not? What is their biggest fear? People always want to read content or buy a product that is written or made just for them. If you want to lose that extra fat to fit in your wedding dress, you don’t search for ordinary weight loss program. You want to buy a product that will solve your problem.
Before writing each of your blog posts, you have to ask yourself. What is my writing goal? Do you want to entertain, educate, inspire or motivate your reader? If know exactly what you want to achieve with your blog post, writing becomes easier. I think that it is really important to add value. You have to offer something valuable in return for your readers time. We, humans, are always asking ourselves: what can I get from it? If your readers don’t see something valuable they can easily turn off and check other similar websites. Your reader has enough choice.
How can we come with new ideas? Human beings don’t learn things the first time when they hear or see it. You can teach the same material in different ways. Learning only happens when it CHANGES our behavior. Don’t teach your idea until your reader knows them in their head, but teach them until it changes their behavior.
You haven’t learned it until it changed your behavior. We, humans, imagine ourselves as much better learners than we actually are. We love to say that we know something when we actually don’t do it. The more we practice something the more we understand it. In order to really teach something and get your readers to understand it, it is valuable to create different pieces of content with the same basic idea.
For instance, I have read a lot of books about the importance of positive thoughts, but I still didn’t do something to change my negative thoughts. After reading a ton of books about the same idea from different perspectives, I am now conscious of my thoughts. Whenever I focus my thoughts on something that’s not serving me, I consciously think about something else. By every negative thought I ask myself, is there something good about it. If you search for something you will find it. If you want to find red color in your living room, but there is nothing in the color red, you will imagine it.
I will give you a clear example of how you can create different pieces of content with the same basic idea. For instance about fat loss. The core idea is increasing raw green vegetables and decreasing processed sugary foods. I can say stop eating processed sugary foods because these lead to weight gain and start eating green vegetable. Vegetables will fill you up and help you lose weight. But it is not really interesting and captivating. It does not catch your attention. How can I take this basic idea and make it more interesting?
- Compare and explain direct connection between eating processed food and healthy green vegetables. I will explain calories in vegetables and in processed foods.
- A breakfast that is green tastes great and help you lose weight. It takes only five minutes in the morning and saves your time. I will also explain how eating first thing in the day helps you to boost your metabolism and gives you more energy. I am entering the same basic idea but from different perspectives.
- I explain how you will feel thirty minutes after eating white and sugary food. And also how you feel after eating green healthy vegetables. I also explain how your energy level is.
- I can also connect eating processed food with a disease. Green vegetables not only reduces fat but also reduces disease. I show you how eating processed food increases disease and eating healthy food decreases disease.
- Teach you some tactics on what to do when you crave certain unhealthy foods. I can also create a meal plan for you. I am taking a simple basic idea: eat more healthy green vegetables and less processed food and look at it from five different perspectives.
I really wanted to add a little value to other people with my experience as a blogger. If you want to see more of my blog posts please subscribe.