This blog by Cher’ley Grogg
Comedians have a way of bringing it all together to entice their audiences.
Bring your reader in. Get them involved. Their minds are working as soon as they start reading, so give them an opportunity to respond. This is where the comments come in. It’s very important to respond to the comments. (They are future followers, readers, clients, purchasers). You want to be as interactive with them as possible. The blog is not just for you to get your thoughts out into cyber-space, but for you to get feedback from your target audience.
We have discussed different parts of the blog and now it’s time to bring it all together-Git ‘er done. We’ve discussed:
- The Title
- The Introduction
- The Photographs
- The Links
- The Content
In Six ways to get more comments , the author suggests ask a question at the end, which I always do, and it often helps to break the ice. Sometimes people add thoughts they have on the entire subject. It doesn’t matter as long as you’re getting comments.
Respond to comments –My research said: Seriously, if you’re deciding between leaving commentson another blog and responding to comments on your own blog, choose your blog. Responding to remarks on your own blog lets readers know that you are truly listening and care about what they have to say. Obviously, that will often lead to more comments and repeat visits. Remember to go back and check for comments on the comments.
You’re building a relationship here. It takes more than one comment for that to happen. I think of it as a conversation between friends.
The main reason we have this blog is to share our product, or information on our product, or information related to our product. For example: James my hero collects stamps, so I allude to stamp collecting. I have an interest in stamp collecting, therefore–Stamp Out Murder.
Another reason we have this blog is for branding. We want people to get to know us. Who are we, why do we write, what do we write, where can they get our books, who would enjoy our books? For example: I may blog about my grandchildren to let people know I have an interest in kids, therefore–The Secret in Grandma’s Trunk came about.
***What do you think about comments? Do you think of it as a conversation between friends?***
Links to previous “How to Write a Blog” posts in this series.
- Series on How to Write a Blog-The Title
- A Genie and an Introduction-#2 in the Series on Writing Blogs by Cher’ley
- Help I Need Someone-#3 of the Blog Writing Series-Content by Cher’ley
- Icy Feud, Best Dressed, Weirdest Celeb-SEO and Blog links-#4 of Blog Writing by Cher’ley
- Fast and Furious-Shorter, snappier, but succulent-#5 in the series
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