Tag Archive for readership

Do Blog Contests Really Build Blog Readership?

Over the past few months, I’ve been working very hard to build my blog readership and the number of subscribers. Along with building relationships with other bloggers, sharing posts I love, asking people to be guest bloggers, and being a guest blogger for others, I’ve also started running blog contests.

What Will Content Look Like?

The battle for readers is going to be won by the bloggers who provide the most useful and entertaining content. A site providing a good, free tool that solves a common problem for your target audience is a link that’s going to be referenced and shared.

Small Changes = Better Impact

If you’re considering changing your blog to something very different from what it is today, I’d suggest doing it over a period of days or weeks rather than overnight. Changing the focus, intent, or purpose of a blog isn’t a bad thing. The trouble comes when the change occurs without warning, without reason, or without a plan.

Your Blog as a Virtual Peer Conference

I recently picked up Adrian Segar’s, Conferences That Work: Creating Events that People Love and was fascinated by the concept of peer conferencing. It turns out that peer conferencing uses an attendee-centered model that largely leaves the content of the conference up to attendees. There still needs to be some organizational framework that guides the attendees but aside from that, organizers are more like facilitators then authority figures that control the speakers and content. This largely user generated content (sound familiar) has a lot of similarities to what bloggers should try and build on-line.