As I’ve indicated in previous posts, I am looking for ways to support new bloggers and today I’m launching Introductions over Coffee where I hope to present a new blogger each week and some hints and tips for newbie bloggers.
I hope that our WP Community will support our newer members and that our newbies will support each other too.
This is a young blogger with a good writing style. His work is well structured and thought out. He presents his arguments convincingly. Two of his posts I enjoyed are:
Good luck with your blog, Bodhi. Keep writing.
Beginner’s Tips – Comments
Communicating through the comments sections is really important. There are a couple of things to consider which will help you to build better relationships and attract more people to view your blog too. I have some tips for comments on your own blog posts and others’ blog sites.
Your own blog
If you want to keep people on your site, and to follow you, it’s important to allow comments on your site (although you can vet them to filter out spam). You should respond to comments put on the comments section of your post. If I put comments that are regularly ignored I stop leaving comments and will usually unfollow. To me, it seems rude to not respond when someone has read your post and left you a message. Just be careful to check spam regularly as sometimes proper messages go there by mistake.
It is possible to turn off the comments and likes options. However, you will get less engagement and fewer followers.
You should take the time to read posts that interest you and leave meaningful comments for the blogger. You should say what you liked about the post, why you liked it, plus any other ideas that occur to you. The more we can do this, the more other bloggers engage with us and may visit our sites and if they like our work they will follow us.
Please don’t ever just go to another person’s blog begging them to visit, like or follow you. Please also refrain from sharing your blog’s url. The majority of experienced bloggers will put your messages in spam or just ignore them. Personally, I delete them.
It takes time to build up a following, but communicating with other bloggers regularly is one of the best ways of doing this. Beyond that, I would say keep focused on doing what you enjoy and have fun blogging.
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