I know that a lot of people want to be able to just write great material and push publish, but it really takes a lot of work to get people to notice you. Last post I talked about how it’s important to narrow yourself down in a crowded platform. I guess you could say you are pretty much applying the SEO method to yourself. 👇https://betchadidntknowthis.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/discover-an-effective-technique-that-will-draw-readers-attention/
One of the most important things you’ll have to remember is that readers/ people are very skeptical. People are full of curiosity and judgement. Sometimes it’s to be cruel and biased, and other times in hopes of that feeling of being able to relate. No matter what the agenda is, the curiosity never vanish. Did you know that people who share photos of themselves get more views?Whether it’s on your thumbnail or inserted on your blog post, people like to feel like they are communicating with real people. The more pictures you share of your life the better. Why? Because we as people like to feel the emotion of familiarity, relating, and being able to judge. The last one sound mean, but let’s keep it real, we all have judged someone before😒. I’m sure you’re saying ,” But Betcha! If this is true, where is your picture?” I don’t have any because I’m not trying to attract as many readers as possible. I’m at the stage of blogging where I feel like you can take my information or leave it. I’m not trying to gain anybody trust. For now, I’m just doing this blog as a hobby. But, if I did want to form a relationship with my readers, my blog was a potential carrer, and I wanted you to feel more comfortable with the information that I put out, I would introduce myself with family photos and selfies. Let’s do a test!
How does these photos make you feel? If these were the only type of pictures a blogger shared, would it eventually get awkward? As much as mystery can be fun, you’ll still get plenty of people that will get tired of you hiding behind a curtain. People start to ask questions like why are you hiding, why should they trust your information when you don’t want to be seen, how do they know you are who you say you are, and what do you have to hide? If you give readers awkward emotions, they will a lot of times just flock to the bloggers that do make them comfortable. Now let’s look at bloggers who are revealing:
How does these pictures make you feel? Do you feel like you can relate in some sort of way? Are you already making assumptions on who they are as people? Are you using that to judge if their blog is valuable or not? When we see actual people, we feel like we can use that as also a clue of if their blog is interesting or not. The more you show of yourself and your life, the more comfortable people feel with you; no matter what your niche. But don’t forget, the more of your life you share, the more you put your safety at risk. Not everyone want to know because they mean well! In the comment section below, tell me if as a reader do you like to see actual photos of the blogger and their life. And if so why?
My points for this post is the following:
- You have to narrow yourself down in this platform.
- Readers are skeptical of people they can’t see.
- Readers eventually get tired of the mystery
- Mystery makes some readers uncomfortable
- It makes readers wonder if they can trust your information
- Readers want to feel the emotion of being able to relate and familiarity.
- People judge blogs value off of photos also.
- The more photos of your life the better.
- Sharing photos of your life comes with safety hazards!
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Photos from pixabay. I don’t own photos.