I knew to Build a community through my blog is something very crucial for its development. The first and foremost reason why it’s important is it not just provide me with a lovely community of like-minded people but on the other aspect brings about authenticity to my blog in itself on the whole.
Now you might be wondering, what are you even saying Kapila ? This sounds so unlikely and bizarre.
How can I build a Community
Well, there is a plethora of blogs out there. At times I even felt that every other person I met online has a blog of their own but what can we actually do to stand out? That’s when the community will help. If you have constant, regular followers, it gives you authenticity. Because Google understands more people are making use of these contents and they are authentic and of course it isn’t a spam site. This in turn helps in increasing your site’s ranking.
What I have learnt in the past few years of my blogging journey, in order to create community, you will have to stick with one idea that describes your blog. It may look tempting to talk about random stuff and have a larger audience. But that is actually not true in the world of blogging. I think it is important to decide what you want to talk about and mentioned that to the world.
By doing so, you not attracting non-active audiences but rather a group of like-minded people who will be willing to return to your page and stay connected with your blog if the quality of your content is great and suits them. Now, this kind of like-minded people is the ones whom you could proudly call your community.
For a community, they will listen and make use of your content. However, make sure you’re including your community in your blog posts and activities because nobody will be interested in a one-sided lecture like a monologue. Interact with them, give them some activities to do, encourage them to comment on your posts or ping you.
If you want your audience to interact with you openly, you will have to write contents which are interesting and interactive. In order to accomplish that start writing more personally. By personally, I’m not asking you to divulge your private life, everyone needs their privacy and talking about it on the internet can be very difficult for many people. What I mean is write like you’re personally talking with them through your blog post.
The next important thing for building a community is Engagement. Asking people to comment and not replying to any of their comments or messages is outright rude behaviour. So when someone comments on your blog or messages you, make it a point that you reply to them. They have taken the time to observe your content and write to you. Respect that. When you create a bond with your engagement it helps the community grow organically.
This is how you build a community. If you’ve any doubts or new ideas regarding the same, feel free to reach out to me! comment below or DM me on my social media. Lets build a stronger community.
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