How To Create A Community Around Your Blog

Creating a community around your blog is not only beneficial for return readers, but it can also instill a sense of pride in any blog owner that his or her articles are actually being read. Forming a personal attachment with your readers can make them more willing to share your content with others, and spread the word even more about what you're writing. But if you're just new to blogging, developing this community may seem like an impossible task, especially if you don't know where to start. Here are just a few simple tips you can use to start building your blog community in no time.

Use the most prominent social media platforms.
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest are only a few of the ways links and articles are being shared around the Internet today. RSS feeds are still good, but not as relied on anymore. When you discover what the best social media sites are, create accounts that are similar to the name of your website. This will make the name more memorable, and the consistency will create an air of professionalism.

Create a list of relevant blogs to link back to. 
By developing links with other sites, not only will you get your readers more interested about the market you're writing in, but it will also encourage other blog owners to link back to you as well, if they like what they are reading.

Start weekly or monthly polls. 
Find out what your readers are interested in reading by putting up polls about what topic you should write about next. This can be an interesting way to find out what your readers really need, especially if your blog is focused on helping readers solve their problems. It also gives your readers a chance for their voices to be heard, and have some input into what information your blog is producing.

Post your blog articles and responses to comments during peak hours of the day. 
This may be problematic, given the differences in time zones for your readers if they are from all over the world. However, by doing a little research, you can find out when the optimal time for posting your blog articles is during the week, so that you can attract as many readers as possible. Create a schedule centered around these peak hours in order to get the most out of your blog writing.

Provide rewards to active members. 
Readers who are commenting on a regular basis want to feel like they're a part of something. By giving away freebies, your readers can spread the word and encourage other readers to follow and comment as well, increasing the number of people that are involved with the creation and maintenance of your blog's articles. Even something as simple as a $10 gift card is enough to make a reader continue to be loyal and participate whenever you post.

What's important is that you be flexible about what works for you. If you find that a certain tip just isn't working to help promote your blog, either scrap it altogether or find an alternate means to get your name out there. It's a long and difficult process to develop your readership, but it's key that you don't give up before you see what these tips can do for you.

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