Youâ€™ve got a great blog and youâ€™ve managed to get some interest coming to it from various sources (shared links, Facebook and Twitter). Having your readers stay at your blog for as long as you can manage, is crucial if you want to keep them engaged. So how exactly do you keep readers glued to your blog?
Here we are in a fresh new month and a new season. Itâ€™s a time for change all around and in keeping with that thought, this column looks at something new. I talked about Facebooking the blog the last time around. The online social media force is driven by one other platform. If youâ€™re one of those who hasnâ€™t figured out what the big deal with 140 characters is, welcome to the Twitterverse!
So you have a blog checked off with all the essentials, youâ€™ve made sure it can be shared and youâ€™ve protected yourself. Now, how do you find readers? Try your own community first. Friends, classmates, acquaintances, family, everyoneâ€™s online and connected to you on the social network.
Last week we discussed how to build accessibility for your blog through feeds and link-sharing mechanisms. This week letâ€™s take a look at the exact opposite.
While the internet opens you up to a broad range of people and experiences, it also leaves you open to a number of undesirable elements. Fortunately, filtering mechanisms are available that can help you tailor your online presence with the level of accessibility and privacy that suits you the best.
Last week we looked at the basic features that a blog must have. Once the blog is up and running, the most important question is how to build readership. Grabbing interest is a tricky subject and one that nobody has a concrete answer to, since it all depends on the quality of your content. However, making that content accessible goes a long way in building your readership. Let’s examine some tools that can make your blog content more accessible.