Having new followers on your blog is a fantastic occurrence. It seems to happen whenever I am not looking though. I haven’t really advertised much, a bit here, a bit there. Nothing outrageous but it adds up for sure. There are things I could do to make it progress faster of course; I don’t though. I’ve decided to do a blog post about getting followers… Or drones, minions? Perhaps lackeys… Nah that’s mean lets go with followers. Just remember that in my head… I’m referring to them as Minions.
One of the very first things you should think about is what you want your Blog to be about. Something nice like Pets? Perhaps something political or a cause you feel strongly about. I personally feel strongly about Zombie Gnomes. I have done a few postings on this already and plan on doing another in the near future. Then there is my Evil Overlord Tips, I didn’t create them, well one or two but back when that started people were putting in many of the same ideas, so I’m sure at best I can only share the credit. The point is though… I do feel strongly that today’s aspiring overlords should revisit the classics.
Stay on topic, your blog should have some form of a theme. Mine is obviously a skewed look at the world around me. On occasion, I just find some of the more mundane things in life funny, but only because of how I perceive it to be. Few people think of the DMV as Dante‘s Inferno. It’s ok to stray from your chosen niche on occasion but overall stick with your theme, or you will lose your readers…
Keyword’s and optimization will help get the word out. I really don’t even know what this means… Not sure why words need keys.The only places they go they are usually welcome, and I have never actually seen a lock on a dictionary. It must be some kind of a club… I suppose it’s hard to get in the dictionary apparently you need a key. In all seriousness though… think of what you would type in to find what you are writing about then insert that into your title and writing. It’s possibly words do need keys though… I’ll ask one once my meds kick in.
Keep it short and to the point! Lets be honest no one wants to read 57 lines of poetry on your blog. Well, I don’t, BUT the people who follow you do. The type of people who like what you write do and guess what… then they will read it. So screw keeping it short and to the point. If you want to be short, then do so, long, then do so. If you want to write in Iambic Pentameter I’m sure there are groups of people who would be thrilled to follow along…be yourself unless of course you can be Batman… then you know what to do!
Follow other blogs, be part of the community. This one is important. I try very hard to add links to my posts to other blogs with a similar theme or idea as what I just wrote. I go to other blogs and read. I try very hard to fit in, I lurk… like the Shadow, Who knows 🙂 Old joke sorry about that… I spun it a bit though. In all seriousness though, participate on other people blogs show your appreciation. Let them know that you really LOVED their post about Zombie Toaster Ovens. If you don’t want to participate on anyone else’s thats fine just come here and participate on mine.
Don’t forget to always add something sexy to the posting… umm wait no… never mind. 🙂 I promised I would add that in. disregard.