Yesterday I asked a profound question on my blog…
What One Fundamental Thing Should I Change, To Take This Blog To The Next Level?
I received a few responses and found a few gems when I researched the question.
Reader T.P. asked why I was concerned about improving my web traffic. Great question… I had to stop for a minute and think about that one. Just adding traffic is probably not my goal, but improving reader interaction is. So how would I accomplish this? I found some things below that may help.
Reader Adam suggested that I guest post on other blogs. I’ve done this in the past, and it is a great way to get the word out about our site. I will certainly research this and put together some niche material.
I went back and looked at Chris Brogan’s great series on blogging. His number one tip was to blog regularly. He suggested blogging once a day during the week. This has always been easy to say, but hard to do. But Chris made the point that people will become involved with your blog when they know that you will have a post up every day. If you are consistent, your readers will be consistent. Makes sense.
I discovered a blogging tool that I had forgotten about, but ended up giving me great insight into the current state of my blog. It is called Website grader and it returned a pretty decent score of 96% for my overall site at Successbeginstoday.org. When I dug down into the contents though I was dismayed to see that the blog portion only received a 65% from their blog grader tool. (For bragging rights leave your blog’s score in the comment section)
The number one culprit for the low score is my blogging frequency. I really need to pick this up to once per day.
So my goal is two fold over the next month. Post every weekday and guest post on other blogs. I’ll put up a post at the end of October and see if we meet our goal.
So Chris Brogan was right… ask better questions, get better answers.
Here is a question for you. What are your goals for your website?