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Readers are faced with huge challenges when visiting new websites or blogs. Is the content that is being published of any quality, Can I trust the sources, how do I know that what I am reading has any value behind it? These are all questions that people ask when visiting new pages. To be on the right side where visitors say “yes” to these questions, the only way it can be done is to showcase the true potential of what your blog has to offer.
Show featured content above posts:
You’re writing a new post, one that cannot stand the test of time. It’s a bit off topic and your writing because something has just been happening over the last few days.
If what you’ve written isn’t in the best quality, how are you going to be able to show your newest visitors that what your publishing is far better than your most recent post? The answer, show featured posts above your most recent posts. Show new readers the best content that you have to offer, through featured post.
Create a missions page:
Visitors often want to find out more about you and what you have to offer. People invented the about me page to show the world exactly who they are. Create yourself a mission’s page and you’re showing everyone exactly what you are trying to achieve in your life. Even if it is not much, it still showcases your goals and your ‘possible’ potential.
Show an opt-in side project:
If you’re truly devoted to your work, and blog posts cannot express it. Cover a small part of the screen with the fact that you are offering a separate course to prove what you do. People often cover topics such as ‘make money online’ and even if it looks as though your blog posts may look a tiny bit random, if you offer a course that is focused around one niche; people will understand what you are trying to achieve with your blog.
Do regular reader suggestions:
A blog that is open to true potential is one that listens to what the readers have to say about it. People will show more interest when you provide them with a blog that is orientated around what they want. Make sure you listen to their recommendations on how you could improve things as your readers are the people who will stick by you. The true potential of your blog will be decided on how far your readers push you, and then stick by you in the end.
Value, Value, Value, that’s what readers want out of your blog. Getting traffic to your blog is the first step, after that you have to maintain your readers. If you start throwing them rubbish content then you’re going to lose them extremely quickly. It is not hard to find another similar blog to yours, so readers are always going to be prepared to leave if you don’t show them what they want.
At the least, give them the opportunity to picture what exactly you are trying to achieve with your work. Follow these tips and you should be able to create a profile of the potential of your blog and what it will achieve.