One Great Way to Write Blog Posts that Get Retweets, Comments and Traffic
I have been writing web content for a long period of time now and not only that, I have written tons of it. I write an average of 3 blog posts every single day both for my blog and other blogs and with time Iâ€™m beginning to see the type of content that works and the one that doesnâ€™t. When it comes to writing web content that get shared and interacted with Iâ€™d like you to know that it has nothing to do with your audience or the size of your blog, even though that is highly important it doesnâ€™t guarantee your content will be successful.
When I was getting 2,000 monthly visitors to my blog and I suddenly read about a blog post that gets thousands of views, the first thing that came to my mind was I will be able to do this when I get to 5,000 monthly visitors and at 5,000 monthly visitors the next thing that came to my mind is, I will be able to do this when I get to 10,000 monthly visitors. Now at 10,000 monthly visitors I have to face the reality that the fact that you have a lot of daily visitors to your blog has nothing to do with how successful your blog posts will be. You can have 1,000 visitors to your blog every single day and a post of yours might not exceed 200 views so itâ€™s all about learning the art of writing blog posts that bring results.
Iâ€™d also start by telling you that this post is not based on some tips that I read on other blogs and I donâ€™t really care about the length but it is rather based on results I get from articles on my own personal blog, YoungPrePro.com.
Hereâ€™s What to Doâ€¦
I know it seems like Iâ€™m hiding something but I feel like you might not realize the true importance of this point unless I carefully explain everything with examples. The post in question is this and at an average of 340 daily visitors to my blog and in approximately 25 days it has been viewed by 984 people (mostly directly, from other links, Facebook and twitter) and with over 130 comments, 38 facebook shares, and 21 retweets I think it is a great example of a perfect blog post. My claims can be backed by the traffic graph below and by you viewing the post yourself.
PS: The bold 984 in the image above is the number of total views to the article and the other are time spent reading the post and its average bounce rate.
The question you are left with is what is different about this post? Yes, by reading it you will agree that it is great but what made it great? What made people interested in sharing it? What made people comment on it? The answer to your question can be found in my point below.
Write Personal Posts Based on Experience
That blog post was interesting because it is no theory, because it is emotional and because it is from my own personal experience. In a nutshell, it was interesting because it is a story. If I may ask you, why are you reading Zacâ€™s blog? Is it because you love his face, his blog design, his personality or because he pays you to do so? While some “very few” people might be reading his blog for some of the above reasons I can assure you that the large majority of you are reading it because he is a leader, and not just a leader, but an exemplary leader. He has built successful businesses and he is a master in the affiliate marketing game, he talks from experience, he says what he knows and when he talks you listen. Now take the same thing with a mechanic trying to teach you about affiliate marketing, I can bet the first question you will be asking is what the hell does he think he is saying? Or what the hell does he think he knows?
The most successful authors are those who write based on their life and that is why true leaders have to be men of great experiences, they need to always have a story to tell. If you want to write successful blog posts look for a way you can connect every post you write to your life or something more personal and people will start listening to you.
Nothing shouts READ ME more than RESULTS!
This guest post was written by Onibalusi Bamidele, a 17 year old entrepreneur making over $5,000 online monthly. Visit his blog at YoungPrePro.com to learn more about what he does and download his free ebook: How I Make $3,000 Online Monthly.
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