18 Best Blog Tips: New Ways to Promote Your Blog, Increase Traffic, and More! by Susie Lindau

Reblogged from Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride:

After six years of blogging, I’ve compiled my best blog tips for you including how to promote blog posts and ways to increase traffic. I’ve learned a lot. Maybe this will help keep you going until 2023.Blog tips from six years of blogging. New ways to promote, increase traffic, grow community, and more.

The first time I hit publish was in spring of 2011 as an attempt to build an author’s platform. I had an idea for a snarky book about living in Boulder and was told I needed to blog. Back then I was a hunter who pecked each key with her index finger and spent days typing each post. Editing killed me.

18 best blog tips learned through six years of blogging:

All of these tips may help you to engage readers and increase traffic. Most of them I learned by trial and error. I’m still learning, believe me.

Write in your own voice.

I write the way I talk. This includes slang when appropriate which is pretty much in every dang post. I have omitted profanity where I didn’t think it would add anything to the story and have *included cuss words when I needed to be truthful about how I felt.

Try not to over polish your writing since it kills the natural tone. Your readers will find it harder to get to know you if your words sound like an encyclopedia.

“What’s that?”

I mean, Wikipedia.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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6 Responses to 18 Best Blog Tips: New Ways to Promote Your Blog, Increase Traffic, and More! by Susie Lindau

  1. I read my stuff out loud when i’m not sure if it works right. Reading aloud lets you feel the rhythm and if it doesn’t sound right when you read it, you probably should rewrite at least parts of it.

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  2. Michael says:

    Great read thank you !

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  3. Thanks for sharing, Sue! 🙂

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