Blogging Tips Are Like Liquid Fudge
It looks good, it tastes going down (if you can get it all down) but afterwards you realize you didn’t digest half of it correctly. #maybeitsjustme
Today I want share with you one of my own blogging tips. I do this every time I make a blog post now. We don’t create to get ra, ra’s but we create and want to bless peeps with it. And if we are going to share it anyway why not do it as best as we can right? So here goes…
Help The Right People Find Your Blog Content
Somewhere along the blogging journey I learned something really valuable about getting the right people to the right place. Most of us know to scatter our main topic word into the blog post a few times (because hey, it’s what we’re talking about right?) And some of us may know to never leave an ALT (alternative) area empty. It’s like wasting a perfectly good ring of shrimp out all night. Just not cool. You could haven’t eaten it. But you didn’t. Man.
Here is something else I learned along the way. I don’t think I learned it from one place in particular, but accumulated it from the vast array of teachers + experience. People like Mel Griffin are so smart and share a lot freely. Maybe you have been doing this. If so, high five. If not, give it a try and see if it makes a difference.
When I started doing this, along with adding detailed meta data within the post descriptions, coupled with adding Pinterest hashtags (because I wasn’t doing that before) — I saw a jump in traffic on my blog. A jump from 2,500 views to over 6,000 in less than 2 weeks. No jazz hands here but I wanted to share what I did with you in case you wanted to try it too.
2 Ways Bloggers And Writers Can Use Words Wisely
- When you go to save a project or photo, be specific in how you name the actual file. Even if it looks stupid.
- But if you’re like me and write fiction as well, you may prefer to use the catch & hook method by drawing readers in with the first sentence of the story, rather than a description. If a reader chooses to click your blog post or story this way, they go into it voluntarily, wanting to “find out” what will happen rather than expecting a follow through on a title or ad. I am drawn to both (as a reader) depending on what I want at the time.
I made sure my files/ALT text/descriptions were filled with what a reader might type up to search for it. Sometimes I switch it up and sprinkle in different phrases. For instance, not just moms or cooks benefit from places to keep lists. I also used “blogger” and “writer” in a few versions I shared on Pinterest. It’s all an experiment and the main goal is not to get lots of pageviews for my benefit but for others who may benefit, to find it.
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