Are secret fears holding you back from jumping head first into blogging? Don’t let them! Blogging is nothing to be afraid of and it can do amazing things for your online business. This is part 4 in an 8 part series to help you bust through your blogging fears!
What if no one reads my blog?
If you don’t let people know it’s there, they won’t read it. But it’s not difficult to promote your blog. You just need a system of where and how you’ll promote it and drive traffic (just like you already do for your website or your business, right?). This is one of the easier obstacles to overcome.
Here are three simple ways you can be sure your blog posts are getting read when you first get started:
- Get a group of friends together and ask them to actively comment on your blog. Some bloggers even ask their virtual assistant to leave comments. Setup a commenting circle where you subscribe to a few friends’ blogs and they subscribe to yours, then each leave a comment when new posts are published. Once you’ve got a few comments appearing, it’ll be easier for new readers to jump in and comment, too.
- Join a comment tribe. Comment tribes are groups (on Facebook or other networking platforms) where everyone shares their blog post, then comments on others in the group. Just check the rules before joining any so you know what you’re in for.
- Comment on other blogs. Bloggers as a group are very supportive. Get out there and get to know some of them. Many times when you comment on a blog the blogger will stop by and visit your blog, too.
As you blog consistently and promote your blog, you’ll start generating traffic and comments. Many of your visitors will be silent readers, so watch your stats and know that even if you don’t see comments, you’ve got readers.
If you’re already blogging, what have you done to get readers to your blog? Share what’s working for you!