Today I wanted to talk about the importance of getting readers outside of WordPress. Getting the support of fellow bloggers is a wonderful thing. But did you know counting on your fellow bloggers alone for traffic will stunt the growth of your blog. Unfortunately, there is too many bloggers who may be trying to compete with you in your niche, and who are overwhelmed with trying to be a reader/blogger. I personally can say juggling both can get overwhelming! Here is some of the benefits of getting readers outside of WordPress:
- There’s a lesser chance the reader is a competitor.
- You can publish more articles.
- You will get an increased loyal fan base.
Now let me explain the benefits in detail. The first benefit says that there’s a decreased chance the reader is a competitor. So for example say someone’s niche is poems. They write wonderful poems, as well as enjoy reading them. But on the other hand, they find themselves getting a little jealous and start to compare theirs to yours. But the reader who found you through Facebook doesn’t have such emotions. Why? Because they don’t write, they just read. And I’m not saying that all bloggers are like that! But this is real life and not everybody will have goodwill towards other bloggers.
Now the second one say you can publish more articles. Yes you can! This is perfect for those of you who love to publish 4 articles and more per day. So say for example your niche is short stories. You like to publish up to five or more a day. But that’s not convenient for me as a blogger. Why? Because I have 30 other bloggers I’m trying to support, I have my family to take care of, and my own article to write (which takes time). Now I’m left feeling awful because I couldn’t get through reading all of your stories. But the reader from Facebook on the other hand read all 5 short stories! Why? Because they aren’t a blogger. They simply like to sit down in their spare time and read.
Which leads me right into my 3rd reason. If a reader finds you outside of WordPress, that means they most likely searched your niche out through the search engine, or someone shared it through social media and they took a look. So say for example your niche is writing articles on black culture, and someone using google typed in black culture in the 50’s. Then your post came up in the search results titled, “Famous Black Musicians of the Fifties.” The reader clicks your link, read the material, and enjoys it. And not only did they enjoy it, but now they are a loyal fan! Not a loyal fan of yours and 60 other bloggers, but yours and a few other’s. So the result is that they will read as many articles as you put out with joy!
My points are the following:
- Depending on WordPress alone for readers will stunt your growth.
- There is too many readers that are potential competitors
- Readers outside of WordPress have more time to enjoy your work
- Outside of WordPress you will get more loyal fans.
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