I try not to obsess over stats much when it comes to readers of this blog, simply because that can feel limiting or overwhelming quickly. I have, however, noticed a few things over time that I thought would be helpful for other bloggers / creatives to know when it comes to grabbing more readers! Here enters two key players : pinterest & bloglovin.
While there are several social media websites out there for you to utilize, pinterest and bloglovin may be some of the most visual ones to take advantage of. Often times, creatives are swayed or captivated by imagery rather than text. Here are some tips to move forward :
BLOGLOVIN If you haven’t signed up for this one, please do consider it! It’s a great alternative blog reader that elegantly displays your posts in a simple layout. And honestly, I believe its under-rated as of now. The good news is that there’s a great ( + large ) community that uses this program every single day to read their favorite blogs! All you have to do is sign up and place your blog into a certain category. That way, you will attract the right readers. It’s as simple as that! This is my second highest source of incoming traffic.
PINTEREST This one probably sounds pretty obvious, as most bloggers nowadays have pinterest, but I had to bring it up! I’ve noticed that more recently, it’s become one of my highest sources of incoming traffic. Here are some tips when keeping readers in mind :
01 Consistency is key. More often than not, people will come back to your blog because they like the things you post. In my case, I choose to center mostly around art ( design! ), food, & fashion. Over the past couple of years, I’ve found that that’s what works for me! With that said – I focus on the same things via pinterest. This is a great way to draw new readers by what you pin if they like the same things.
02 Pin your work and / or images from your posts! Whenever you reveal a new project or blog post, pick out your best image and pin it with a simple description. That way, the source will direct fans back to your website. My one piece of advice with this one would be to not OVER share. If you spam your boards with ten images in a row from a post or project, people could easily get annoyed and turned off from even visiting. Quality over quantity.
03 Have you ever thought about the orientation of your pins before?? Turns out, its much easier to grab someone’s attention with a vertical pin because of the way pinterest is set up. They have taller columns, so horizontal images tend to appear much smaller and less grand-esque, if you will. I’m not saying you should only pin vertical images, but just to keep it in mind!
So there you have it! Two social platforms that will help boost your biz, visually! Try them out or take these tips into consideration – I promise it’ll be worth it.