Before I ask you something, let me just answer myself to it. And the answer would be a NO! I think I am NOT doing justice to me or my site for the past few months. Although there were various reasons behind, the bitter truth is still the same. I
WHAT IS USEFUL CONTENT?
You can argue all you want about how this blog is mine and it’s entirely acceptable to post what I want. But, at the end of the day, I CARE whether the post that is published is useful or satisfying any one of my readers.I CARE whether the post that is published is useful or satisfying any one of my readers. #blogging Click To Tweet
Who wants to see a long number of ongoing cover reveals, release events and excerpts delivered to their feeds or their inbox? NO ONE!!! I, for one, just scroll through those type of posts without even reading them. I am definitely not saying that these contents are just waste of time and space. But, when it comes to blogging, why do you think people follow you? They are interested to know more about you or what you have got to say.People think there would be something beneficial in reading your post. Click To Tweet
22% say that the biggest professional challenge is finding time to create content. #coschedule #blogging #traffic Click To Tweet
Through a recent survey, CoSchedule Blog found out that you want to get more traffic…
15% measure pageviews
15% measure visits
13% measure traffic in general
8% measure unique pageviews
…but 22% say that the biggest professional challenge is finding time to create content.
SIMPLE CONTENT CAN BE MEANINGFUL
You need not be a pro to create such content. Information you post should be valuable or create interest or at the least, it should make them relate to their own self. When it comes to book blogs,
- Yes, reviews are good, but I don’t think I will follow a blog which only reviews day after day…after day. The truth is I don’t care about most of the books you speak about.
- Author bashing or writing to hurt the feelings of others creating negative publicity? NOT OKAY! Yes, people may start reading ‘those’ kind of posts, giving you more page views. But, one of the biggest charms in book blogging is its community. And you will be wise not to lose the trust of those people. Or YOU ARE GOING DOWN. BIG. If you are going to adopt such cheap publicity (pathetic!), think again. Trust me, no one is that desperate.
- Lists? Yeah, TOTALLY COOL! Now, we are really speaking here. Yes, it’s verified and proven that lists create more buzz than regular paragraphs.
- “How to” posts? YES! I personally believe that every bloggers has something to tell to the community. It can be as simple as a new WordPress plugin that’s useful to you or how you just managed to get some reading today. Because there is always new things to learn. Let us know how to do things. Knowlege sharing is one of the best ways to keep your readers interested in your blog/site.
Although we try not to be bothered about the infamous page views or unique visitors, you can’t stop yourself from being excited, when the content you posted starts a buzz in the community. Right? Yes, you are so like me. 🙂
According to the survey by CoSchedule Blog, 51% of all bloggers measure their success by some sort of traffic metric.
I guess that’s understandable by the way. How else would you do it?
Creating traffic is not only to increase your page views or monetise your site, it’s also satisfying to know that people are actually interested in what you write.
SO, LET’S DO THIS, PEOPLE!
Keep writing, but try to make time for meaningful content.
Is the content alone enough for creating an awesome blog post? Are there easier ways or tools to do this? That’s the topic for another day.