So when I started this blog 17 days ago I wasn’t really sure what the outcome would be, if any.I put 4 posts up on the same day and got 5 viewers in total. Wow I thought. I then blogged again, on the 4th August and the 11th and by the end of that week, my viewers had climbed to the dizzy heights of 49. The improvement, I think was due better content and better use of tags.
In the following 6 days with an additional 4 posts, my reader stats have just gone over 500. So what happened to spurt this growth in readership? 2 things:
1. I wrote my best, most interesting and probably most relevant blog post yet – My Infographic Resume/CV – A copy whcih can be found here and it has already been downloaded 167 times in the past 2 days. It’s innovative, current and everyone has a CV.
2. I learned the power of sharing. In the past 3 days I have subscribed to about 25 marketing related groups on LinkedIn. When I publish my WordPress blog I put an update out on LinkedIn and tick the ‘post to groups’ box and hey presto, it’s instantly got the potential to reach more than 400,000 people. Not just via their LinkedIn timeline, but also delivered as discussion points in their weekly group summary e-mails.
The 2 ingredients above work in perfect harmony together, fresh, interesting content and a huge potential audience, a stark contrast to my first 4 posts in the WordPress blogosphere.
So when writing your next blog, make sure the content is good and that people will want to read it, then push it out to the masses…