When it comes to writing blogs, you’ve probably heard that it’s all about content, rather than format.
In other words, if you want people to read your blog, you have to write material worth reading. However, there are several other things you can do to help attract readers, such as finding a format that works. A recent article on Blog Godown discusses several blog formats to add to your content marketing strategy that generate more blog traffic.
People often read blogs to learn how to perform certain tasks or achieve specific goals. So, writing a blog that offers valuable tips or instructions is a great way to attract readers. Some of the most re-tweeted blog posts are those that start with titles such as, “5 tips on…” or “Top 10 best…” This is also a great way to get people coming back to your blog for future advice.
Hosting Q&A sessions with authorities on a particular blog topic is another great way to generate traffic to a blog. Generally, people who are considered to have valuable opinions on a subject have many followers, so hosting a blog with these authorities is a sure fire way to grab readers’ attention. Plus, building an association between a blog and the experts can get readers coming back for more.
Of course, establishing yourself as an authority can also generate blog traffic. Writing blogs that argue a point often get noticed by people from both sides of the issue. If you speak strongly in favor about a particular topic, people who agree with you will be more likely to read your blog. On the other hand, people who oppose your opinions may also likely follow your blog, simply in an effort to prove you wrong. Either way, a strong opinion attracts readers.