Happy Friday Lifestylers, and welcome to a brand new regular series for anyone who’s either a blogger or regularly on social media like Facebook.
Bloggie Friday is the place to ask any burning questions you might have about blogging or social media, and hopefully learn some new tips or perhaps just be reminded of things that you’ve, err, conveniently forgotten 😉
If blogging and social media aren’t your thing then I’m going to send you packing to something you might like better – and today that is: How to Choose Travel Clothes and Rock it!
The Magic of Meaningful
I was reading a fabulous book the other day called The Story of Telling by Bernadette Jiwa.
Here’s a quote: “The newspaper delivery van still drives up our street at 4am on Saturday morning. You can hear the rolled, plastic wrapped weekend edition thud onto the neighbour’s lawn as the driver takes aim from the window. And even at 4am you can’t help wondering if this service will be meaningful to enough people to last another year. How does this matter in a world where a new story broke before the ink was dry and while the delivery driver slept? The answer is clear and yet the presses are kept going.”
Since I started blogging about 5 years ago, the online world has changed drastically. Dare I say that blogging has matured, the old ‘gung-ho’ ways have been replaced by new sophisticated or disruptive ways of doing things in the digital world, and to tell you the truth it’s hard to keep up.
New apps, new plugins, new technologies and new ways to do business online are always vying for our attention as we strive to maintain our blogs and inform or entertain our readers.
What is true is that the world is changing faster than we can bat our eyelids and what was relevant a few years ago has shifted.
Relevance is so important
Whatever job you’re in, but especially if you are engaged in any kind of internet marketing like blogging, then there is one question you need to keep asking:
Is what I’m writing still relevant to my audience?
Or have they moved on, perhaps. You know, they might not want their milk delivered anymore. If you’re blogging about food and wine or travel or whatever, keep looking for new trends and remain relevant with popular thought.
Staying meaningful I think is one of the best ways to keep people reading your blog. You need to provide ‘the place’ where your readers want to go because they still need the help, services or advice you offer. Or they want to stay with you on the journey you’re on.
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Which is why I’m adding Bloggie Friday to the mix, because so many of you lovely Lifestylers have either started blogging or are bloggers already. Not all of you, but some of you, and I think more may follow because I’m always being asked to provide tips.
Small and relevant = good
One of the things I learnt from Darren Rowse at the recent Problogger Event in Perth is that it isn’t always the blog with the biggest readership that scores. Quite often smaller blogs with fewer readers are even more successful.
And I think probably that they are the ones which provide a warm and welcoming hearth with meaningful and relevant advice.
What do you think?
- Think how you could provide more meaningful and relevant content for your readers.
- Write down your five most popular posts of all time. (Check out on Jetpack or Google Analytics statistics)
- Can you see a trend?
- Write down five posts which have received little or no traffic.
- Can you see a trend?
- If you can’t reply “Yes” with conviction to these trends then pop over to Survey Monkey and compile an easy 5 question survey to ask your readers.
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