6 Quick Ways to Up Your Blogging Game
By Anne Leonard
Whether you’re a newbie or a veteran blogger, there’s always room for improving your blogging game. While these tips may not be groundbreaking or new to you, they’re simple way that will entice more visitors to return to your blog. Here are six quick ways to up your blogging game.
1. Add the ‘Click to Tweet’ plug-in.
Click to Tweet is a simple tool that you can add to your site that will pull quotes from your posts to be tweeted. This is a nifty tool to focus on key points while also giving your readers an easy way to share your content.
2. Keep your social shares on display.
When people can see that your content is being shared, they are more likely to share your posts as a result. In addition, those looking to collaborate with you will also see this as proof that your content is valuable and of quality.
3. Include a call to action in your posts.
When you include a call to action at the end of your posts, it encourages your readers to engage and respond to your content. This could be as simple as “Comment with your favorite ______!” to “Sign up for our e-newsletter.”
4. Mix up your blogs with lists and infographics.
It goes without saying that adding lists or infographics makes your content more reader-friendly. More often than not, a reader will glaze over your content or not even read the post if it’s one lengthy paragraph. Lists could include “Top 5 Places to Go to Vacation” or the “Top 10 Ways to Transform Your Backyard.” Infographics are especially helpful for condensing complicated information into a clean format.
5. Make your images Pinterest-friendly.
First things first, you should always include a visual, whether that be an image or video. Pinterest is a great platform that can go hand-in-hand with your blog when properly sized. Pinterest-friendly images are 735px by 1102px.
6. Link to influencers in your field.
It’s important to link to influencers in your field when you mention them in your blog posts. Also, make sure to tag them when you post on social media so that your blog gets on their radar.