So you’ve started your blog and you’re working away getting everything set up and regularly creating great content to share with your readers. However, there’s one problem. You work really hard on your post. You take beautiful photos, write helpful words, spend loads of time creating the perfect graphics to go with the post, and then you hit “publish.” However, very few people know about your blog, so almost no one even sees your amazing post! Does that sound familiar?
I am going to share a specific way to get more eyes on your blog at the end of this post, but if you’re struggling to get lots of blog traffic, I want you to consider these things before we get to that:
- Always write as if you’re talking to one person. Even when your blog gets tons of traffic every day, you should still imagine that you’re writing for one person. Only one person can read your posts at a time and it will help you create quality posts. Also, if your post helps one person, it’s worth it!
- Don’t slack on creating great content just because few are reading it. Like I already mentioned, it’s worth it if you help even one person. Not only that, but the content you create in the beginning will eventually be seen by a lot more people. I’ve had posts that I wrote a couple years ago suddenly become very popular and be seen by way more people than they were when they were originally published. Also, now I have a bank of great content I can re-share later. I’ve republished some posts with the current date. It’s also super helpful to have a wide variety of content to share on Pinterest and Facebook. I sometimes link to older posts in my newsletter.
- Be patient and consistent. Every now and again you’ll read a blog post online where someone shares how they started a blog from scratch and grew to tons of readers and an amazing full time income in less than a year. Those stories are great and inspiring. However, you need to keep in mind that those stories are the exception not the norm. Most bloggers needed to keep going much longer than that and grew at a much slower pace, and that’s totally fine! It’s not a race. So my best advice is to be consistent and avoid comparison.
Now that we’ve said all that, I do think blog traffic is important and you do really need to be intentional in order to get readers to your blog. It’s not enough to just write amazing content and cross your fingers and hope that people will run across it and share it. You definitely need to be proactive in getting your content seen. So, how do you do that?
There are a lot of methods for getting traffic to your blog and some are more effective than others. I can only speak to what has worked for me, and Pinterest has been by far my number one source of traffic over the past couple years. What I love about Pinterest (besides the fact that it’s a fun, beautiful platform) is that you can actually set up a system that will keep driving loads of traffic to your blog with just an hour or so of effort per week! It basically runs on autopilot.
While I’m happy to share all my strategies with you, this post is already plenty long and Summer from the Lady Boss League has already beat me to it. She has created a free course called Pinterest Power that teaches you how to make Pinterest work for you. I took the course and found myself nodding my head in agreement the whole time. It will definitely help set you up for success in getting traffic to your blog and the best part is that it’s completely free! Sign up here for the course.
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