It’s easy to get carried away with writing content, promoting it, and repeat. Of course, one of the best ways to get people to really enjoy you and your blog and to keep coming back for more content, is if they know you’re a pleasant person. They want to get to know you. They want to see who is behind the mastermind of their favorite blog.
Respond To Comments
Reply to any and all comments you get on your blog posts. Some you may get a lot, some you may not get that many. You may skip a couple of days and have a ton of notifications, but be sure to read through each and every one of them and respond. Even if it’s a simple “thank you” people will be happy to know you took the time to read and reply to their comment, to acknowledge them. Maybe conversations can start this way and you can make some great friends and connections.
Respond To Any Social Media Shares Or Comments
If someone shares your post through Twitter or anywhere else, reply to them and say thank you. If they comment on your stuff through social media, reply to them just as you would the comments on your blog. Again, you’ll make new friends and connections.
Check Out Their Blogs And Social Media
A great way to return the favor is to check out their blog and/or social media. Comment on a couple of their posts, share something from their blog, or follow them. They’ll thank you in return and be more likely to keep in touch and come back to your blog.
Engage Your Audience In Your Blog Posts
There are many ways to engage your audience within your blog posts. You can use various “calls to action” to comment or throw in a poll and ask their opinion on something. Every August I write an interaction short story where I post a part each week and ask my readers to vote on what they want to happen next for the following week. It’s a lot of fun for everyone.