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Finding more loyal readers

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MUMmedia · 23/03/2012 03:16

I've been blogging for over a year but become more serious the last 6 months or so. Currently I blog twice a week, update FB page and twitter twice daily sometimes sharing other blogs that have a simliar focus. I participate in blog carnivals - am high up on my google rank for many topics...communicate with readers etc...get 50-100 visits per day but the growth is soooo slow.

I might get an extra 1-2 fb or follows on twitter a week if that...I see other sites that have thousands but at this rate I'll be blogging forever til I get there!

I know the quality is there with my site and I 'think' my topic is definitive just not sure why it's not growing faster? Ultimately, I'd like it to generate some sort of income so I can justify the time I'm putting in to it so I need it to grow!

Any tips on how to find and attract loyal readers?

Would anyone be happy to have a look at my site and see what you think?

The subject of my blog in a nutshell is popular culture and parenting - empowering parents to find their own unique parenting style.

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LittleRedFarm · 23/03/2012 18:22

I like your site and the articles are interesting and well written. I once read that to get more followers coming back regularly you need content with some suspense or to give things for free over time so that people want to make sure they come back again.

Here are some examples:

  • Free reports / printouts / downloads
  • Turn a topic into a series like a 3 part series on child behaviour for example
  • Consumer guides or quick reference items
  • Host a link party
  • Guest posts
  • tutorials / how to's
  • Set up some kind of group / forum / sharing of information between readers.

Specific things that you could do would be to host a link party for ethical or frugal children's activities, have a regular guest post spot or maybe some step by step guides on how to do frugal things in the home? Pinterest would be a great place to publicise them.

On my site I have set up an exchange for families to send each other packages from around the world. All I do is link up families that sign up and it has really boosted my readers but most importantly the readers are loyal.

MUMmedia · 27/03/2012 04:10

Racheal, thank you so much! That advice is really helpful! Thanks for taking the time to reply - I really appreciate it...and I will pop over to your site today and have a look! xo

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