A blog can be a valuable asset for any website, but in order for a blog to be effective, people need to read it. Below we’ll talk about some easy ways to keep your blog readers coming back for more.
#1: Post New Content Often!
Perhaps the most important thing you can do as a blogger to make sure people keep reading is to post new, fresh content often (once a week at a minimum). This will keep your existing readers engaged with your content and coming back to your blog often, and can even help you attract new visitors since updating your content often is great for your SEO. If you let your blog get old with stagnant content, readers will start dropping off like flies.
#2: Use Effective Titles
Another good way to make sure people are pumped to read your blog is to write creative, attention-grabbing titles for your blog posts. The title is most likely the first part of any blog post that people are going to notice, and if it doesn’t draw them in right away there’s a good chance they won’t stick around to read the rest of the post.
#3: Spice Up Your Writing
Let’s face it, sometimes reading the same thing can get boring after a while. A great way to keep things interesting is to add sentence variety. The same sentence structure line after line gets to be monotonous and disengaging. What you want to do is change it up from time to time. Here are some effective way to do that:
- Change your introductions – Even as an experienced writer you may find yourself in the habit of starting all your sentences the same way. Vary the way you start a sentence so it doesn’t all the sound the same. Try changing your “I” and “The” to something else.
- Vary the length – Alternate your use of long and short sentences. Short sentences can be good for emphasizing a strong point and long sentences help relate larger amounts of information.
- Put them together –When you have multiple short but complete sentences, try joining them together by using conjunctions (but, and, or, for, so, etc.). Doing this will help your writing be smoother, as well as give your reader more to think about from line to line.
There many different ways to make your writing more interesting and less monotonous. What we’ve talked about here are just some suggestions. Take time to experiment with it the next time you’re writing and see what you can come up with.
#4: Be Creative
People get tired of reading the same things over and over again, and this is especially true of the cliché. The reason that people use clichés is because they are so well known. However, the problem is exactly the same thing. How do you stop relying on clichés and still manage to connect with your readers? Here are some ways we suggest:
- Use a Thesaurus – Think of the cliché you want to use and use a thesaurus to find some alternate words to say the same thing. For example, instead of saying “eyes of a hawk,” you could say “sight of a falcon.” Some of the combinations you come up with may be silly, but give it a shot.
- Create Something New – The English language is broad and diverse. There is almost an endless number of possible things that you can put together and use as an expression. If you try to be open to unique and unusual things, you may be surprised with what you can come up with. “He’s lying on his back for good now,” is another way of saying “dead as a door nail.”
- Observe What’s Around You – Everywhere you look there is something that can inspire. You may want to carry something to write with wherever you go so that when you see something that gives you an idea, even something unusual, you can write it down right away.
- Read – The best writers tend be avid readers. You probably read for pleasure, but you may not be aware that something else is happening while you’re reading. You’re subconsciously picking up on the techniques and styles of writers when you read their work. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Don’t be afraid of being influenced to write in a new style.
Being unique and original will help your writing stand out more than anything else. Give your readers something to remember when they read your work. Being unconventional could make your work something unforgettable
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