Part of my 31 Days to Build a Better Blog with tips from ProBlogger.
Today, we have to take a little time to acknowledge a reader or readers, show them that they are appreciated. It’s important to show your readers that you have an interest in them — they make your blog work! A lot of your readers are probably bloggers, as well — with a blog about writing, mine certainly are — so giving them a quick shout-out or featuring them on your blog could be a big favor to them.
Featuring readers is yet another way to be part of the blogging community and build your network. Giving a nod to a reader will make an impression on them and show your appreciation. It also acknowledges the fact that we all need to work together to be successful, and shows that you are interested in helping them achieve their goals.
I feature readers, writers, and other bloggers through my Reviews, Interviews, Features, and Guest Posts — all ways to not only get others involved in your blog, but to also keep your blog fresh and dynamic. I love the that blogging opens up to connect with other writers, so I’m always excited to invite someone new to share my blog.
I’m always open to new ideas, so if you’d like to be interviewed, have your memoir reviewed, share your story, or write a guest post, get in touch!
You can also feature your readers’ blogs simply by linking to a post of theirs that you love, or a product they’re trying to sell. I do this through Twitter, checking out the blogs of subscribers and commenters and sharing posts that catch my eye. Some of my favorite bloggers share list posts that often include some of their own readers — what a way to catch a reader’s eye, right? Check out Alexis Grant’s weekly Writers’ Roundup or Jenny Blake’s monthly crock-pot posts for examples.
>31 Days to Build a Better Blog by Problogger
Have you ever been noted by a blogger that you read? What was your reaction?
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