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Offline HPvD

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What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« on: September 01, 2011, 08:44:14 AM »
Recently I wrote asking you 'What Makes - You - Stick Ar round On a Blog?'

So my next question is what actually makes you want to Participate in a Blog,
what kind of topics do you usually write comments about when you visit a blog?
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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 04:27:19 AM »
I guess that depends on the blog niche. Or if I'm reading a personal blog.

When it comes to niche, I comment on blog posts that broach time management, professional writing, blogging tips, blogging for profit, publishing to magazines, e-book publishing, psychology, SEO, computer science, ... and a lot more. ^^ The list is kind of long.

To engage me into a conversation I need the writer to be direct in their speech (addressing the reader/s) and/or to give brilliant advice accompanied by their own experiences. The closer I feel to the writer, the more I sympathize, hence the more I comment and slowly turn into a loyal reader. :)
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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011, 07:29:08 AM »
Mmmm, yeah.., 'Blog Niche', Good Point, I still have a little difficulty with positioning my Writing Blog.
It still is somewhat general about a - Happy Writers Lifestyle - although it sometimes can include things like Blogging Tips,
ebook publishing and publishing to magazines and I actually have published a tiny little ebook myself, and also am published
in a few magazines, and although I probably will have written some posts about it, I can't remember having specifically written a lot of posts
about those specific topics.

What Blogging Tips (and writing tips) is concerned that might be something that my blog is a little more specialised in and also in my
most popular I also have a popular post about making a blog 'Sticky', and write about things like making navigation easier.
Looking at those most popular posts the posts about - Writers Workspaces - (and about writers inspiration) and the posts with the
- Blogging Tips - currently seem to be the things that attract the most readers, because to my surprise recently I discovered that
there actually has been a +400% Increase in the amount of Unique Visitors!  Something that totally amazes me!

Only why I get those visitors and what moves people to actually become return visitors of even actual loyal readers,
that's something that I am not totally sure about yet, I really would like to know. That's why I would like to see a little more readers feedback
and see more people write comments so that I can get a better idea what they like about my blog and what they don't like. I like to know more
about what makes you want to read my blog and what makes you leave my blog. Thanks for your reply I do think that with your reply
I now got a little more clarity about what my blog is actually about :)  
  
« Last Edit: September 03, 2011, 07:51:59 AM by HPvD »
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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2011, 07:40:25 AM »
You're very, very welcome. :)

I'm a blogger myself and I have learned a few tricks over the years. One, to check comments your receive on posts for additional blog ideas: sometimes readers come up with interesting arguments that may sparkle new post ideas, and they would be so enthusiastic of seeing the fruits of their comments to turn into loyal readers almost immediately.

A second trick is to choose a blog theme that focuses readers' attention on contents. I visited your site, and despite its being well balanced in content, its theme is quite confusing and a little distracting. My suggestion is to look for a cleaner design to apply to your blog, such like one from this collection http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/40-free-beautiful-blogger-templates-part-iii/ .

I believe these two tricks would help your blog considerably. :) I apply them myself.
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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2011, 08:33:16 AM »
That's actually a great idea, to really make you know that I am 'Listening' to what you write. Especially when you can see it back in some of the other posts, it will give a certain guarantee that you will come back to see those new improved posts. In a somewhat similar way I also some time ago read about somebody having a - Photo Competition Site - a site where people could send their photo's, knowing that when their Photo would be picked to be amungst the winners it would appear on that site in a somewhat similar way, it would motivate people to keep coming back to see if they where already amungst the winners.

So that's a great idea and - although I am not yet really used to actually getting many comments on my Writing Blog - anyway, that's exactly what I am going to do,
to write a post inspired by the Comment I received on one of my posts. (Btw in the mean time I actually already wrote this crispy fresh new post you can find it at:
http://hpshappywriting2.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-about-adding-to-your-daily-word.html)

Your other idea is also an interesting idea (and I did already think about it btw.) I also had a look at those templates,  only it still looks like a lot of work and when you happen to have read http://hpshappytravel.blogspot.com/2011/07/how-you-can-make-travelpreneurship.html you will understand that I really need to think about that.
 
« Last Edit: September 03, 2011, 10:40:27 AM by HPvD »
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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 07:45:48 AM »
Sebenarnya saya hanya butuh ide dan saran untuk memotivasi saya, dan karna banyak orang yang sudah berhasil mendapatkan uang melalui blog membuat saya juga ingin terjun kedunia blogging.

Pertama saya belajar dari desain dan memilih tamplat dari https://felovena01.blogspot.com/2018/11/template-blog-terbaru-2019.html, dan saya lanjut belajar lebih dalam mengenai seo dan konten yang berkualitas.

Dari semua pengalaman yang saya dapat akhirnya saat ini saya sudah berhasil mendapatkan uang meski hanya sedikit.

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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 10:17:10 AM »
xfap, I hope you don't mind, I used Bing to translate your post from Indonesian to English.  Jan

Sebenarnya saya hanya butuh ide dan saran untuk memotivasi saya, dan karna banyak orang yang sudah berhasil mendapatkan uang melalui blog membuat saya juga ingin terjun kedunia blogging.

Actually I just need some ideas and suggestions for motivating me, and because many people have already managed to earn money through blogging made me also want to plunge to Earth blogging.

Pertama saya belajar dari desain dan memilih tamplat dari https://felovena01.blogspot.com/2018/11/template-blog-terbaru-2019.html, dan saya lanjut belajar lebih dalam mengenai seo dan konten yang berkualitas.

I first learned of the design and choose tamplat from https://felovena01.blogspot.com/2018/11/template-blog-terbaru-2019.html, and I continue learning more about seo and content quality.

Dari semua pengalaman yang saya dapat akhirnya saat ini saya sudah berhasil mendapatkan uang meski hanya sedikit.
Of all the experiences that I can finally now I've managed to get the money even though only a little.

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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2019, 05:51:04 PM »
For what 'Sticking around on a Blog' is concerned,

Since I have been blogging for several years already,
I now do have a rather big list of previous blog posts.

From those blog posts in the side bar you can see
a Most Popular posts list,

It is helpful for you because that way you know that
those are the posts that you most likely will find
valuable and enjoyable to read.

Those blog posts also will get a better chance
to be topics you want to Participate in with
writing your Comments & Replies.

The blog posts with Comments & Replies,
and the Comments & Replies themselves

Will also give some idea about possible ideas for
writing future blog posts that you
like to read. 


« Last Edit: February 23, 2019, 05:54:10 PM by HPvD »
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Re: What Makes You Want to Participate in a Blog?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2019, 04:16:41 AM »
For what the Most Popular Posts-list is concerned,

With writing new blog posts, I frequently refer to
previous posts that made it into the Most Popular posts list,
because;

1) It shows that we have many more interesting posts on our blog that you can read.

2) It is also practical to include posts that did already proof to be valuable for you as a reader.




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