Once there are new people getting themselves into blogging, questions pertaining to blogging will always arise.
Back in March 2020, I published, 6 Questions That Always Pop Up In The Blogosphere; it was one of those blog posts that addressed some of the frequently asked questions about blogging.
Today, I am going to answer seven blogging-related questions; seven of which I have decided to do an in-depth exploration of.
So, read on closely because it is going to be highly interesting.
1.) Where Can I Find Bloggers To Interact With?
Believe it or not, there are bloggers who have claimed that no one interacted with their blog (Their blog was a proverbial ghost town).
One of the hardest things for newcomers to blogging is for them to feel as though they are all alone in the blogosphere.
Interaction with fellow bloggers is vital for the newcomer to blogging because it encourages them to keep on blogging.
Those of us that use WordPress are aware of the fact, that we can locate the types of blogs that we are interested in via the WordPress Reader; which eventually leads to us to interacting with other bloggers by:
- Leaving them thoughtful comments in their comments thread after we have read their blog post in its entirety.
- Pressing the Like button on those blog posts that we thought were amazing.
- Following their blogs with the hope of being notified of their new content; which provides us with an opportunity to read what they posted and interact with them again.
Oh, I have to admit, that the WordPress Reader is a marvellous tool.
Because the WordPress Reader provides us with the perfect opportunity to interact with our fellow bloggers.
People on other blogging platforms can interact with other bloggers via:
- Viral Content Bee
Dear friend, the internet is filled with countless bloggers (Simply interact with some of them).
2.) How Do I Go About Keeping My Followers?
Yes, my friend, there are bloggers who are deeply concerned about keeping their followers.
From a realistic perspective, not everyone will choose to remain as loyal followers to your blog. Some people will follow your blog for a certain amount of time, unfollow you and go on to following someone else that they think is more interesting (This, my friend, is no fault of yours because it is impossible to please everyone).
All bloggers can do their best to keep the followers that they have (and even attract new followers) by:
- Always publishing content on their blog that is of high quality.
- Being consistent with their publishing schedule.
- Interacting with their fellow bloggers.
Always keep in mind, that where followers are concerned, people will come and people will go.
So, do not become dejected whenever you have noticed a decrease in your number of followers.
3.) Where Can I Find Royalty-Free Images For My Blog?
A lot of newbie bloggers have made the mistake of using any image that they find on the internet to use as an image for their blog post.
One should never take any image that they found on the internet and add it to their blog post because they could end up using a copyrighted image (And that sort of thing could lead to them being sued by the owner of the image).
On a positive note, bloggers can legally locate free images for their blogs on the following sites:
- Life of Pix
- Kaboom Pics
- Little Visuals
Why should you land yourself in a whole lot of trouble in the legal sense, when you can utilize royalty-free images?
4.) How Do I Stand Out In The Blogosphere?
Any blogger who has a desire to stand out in the blogosphere will have to do the following things:
- Publish outstanding content.
- Give back to their blogging community by teaching others what they have learned about blogging.
- Teach their viewing audience a new skill.
- Be an exemplary blogger.
- Allow their personality to shine.
- Have a sincere willingness to interact with members of their blogging community.
Dear friend, you will stand out in the blogosphere if you have a genuine desire to be of service to others.
Always remember that where blogging is concerned, it is not always about you.
5.) How Far Into The Future Should I Schedule My Blog Posts?
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that it is entirely up to the blogger to schedule their blog posts for any time period into the future.
One of my fellow bloggers told me that they have a year’s worth of blog posts scheduled in advance (Wow, that is a whole lot! I am happy for them).
I once thought about doing the same and then the thought about not being alive on this physical plane of existence came into my head.
I developed the policy of responding to the comments that were made in the comments section of my blog and if I passed away while having blog posts scheduled one year into the future, I would not be around to respond to the comments that were made on those blog posts (And that could lead people into wrongfully thinking that I no longer have an interest in responding to comments).
When I had my first blog on WordPress, I used to schedule around three to seven blog posts to be published at a future date.
Today, I have settled on only scheduling only one blog post to be published weekly.
How far into the future have you scheduled your blog posts to be published?
6.) What Are Some Of The Things That I Can Do To Overcome Writer’s Block?
Almost every time that I go through the WordPress Reader, I come across a blog post from someone who claims that they are suffering from a severe case of writer’s block.
Is it possible for a blogger to combat this so-called writer’s block and win?
Yes, they can! My blog post, 10 Ways To Overcome Writer’s Block, will teach you my secrets of getting rid of writer’s block for good.
Always remember, that you are the one who is supposed to be in charge of your mind and you can engage yourself in a simple mind game by saying to yourself, “Sorry, writer’s block, you are not on my mind’s guest list!”
7.) What Are Some Of The Best Ways For A Blogger To Increase The Incoming Traffic To Their Blog?
To be honest, a blogger can increase the incoming traffic to their blog in various ways; for example, they can:
- Publish blog posts on their blog in a consistent manner; whether it be daily, a few days a week, fortnightly, monthly, etcetera.
- Publish two blog posts on a daily basis (This helps in the area of boosting incoming traffic when one notices that the number of incoming views to their blog is somewhat low).
- Create prompts — the kind of prompts that bloggers will enjoy participating in.
- Promote the links to their blog posts on social media.
- Invite popular bloggers to be guest bloggers on their blog.
- Perform on-page and off-paid SEO on their blog.
Most bloggers that I know do not mind receiving an increase of incoming views to their blog.
And, it is okay for you to desire an increase of incoming views to your blog.
Dear friend, I truly hope that I have shed some light on those seven questions.
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