Blog promotion, or promotion of any sort, is not really my strong suit.
This blog is old, and does have regular subscribers (Thankyou so much!), but I’ve really never made much of an effort to find out more about how those who read it, get here.
I’m happy that I get to interact with my blog friends, and since this blog is more of a passion than an avenue for monetization, blog promotion has never been on my mind.
Recently, a friend asked me what my blog was about, and what direction I wanted to take it in.
I said, I’d like to keep doing what I do, write about reading, writing, the occasional travel, ask questions about life and blogging, and some about compassion and goodness in our world.
And who is your target audience? This friend said. You could use some targeting, and blog promotion.
I know my readers find the posts on writing useful: I try and interview experts, and host posts from those who know about the business of writing and publishing. As to the rest, folks who come here seem to like the interaction, the freedom to express themselves, and answering questions–most of my posts in recent years have been question-oriented. I’d rather listen than talk, because that way I get to learn much (and of course, hide my foolishness from all and sundry.)
My friend, who knows a thing or two about blogging, says that’s not nearly enough.
To humor my friend, and also because I’m interested, I wanted to ask you: how exactly did you reach this post?
Could you please take a few seconds to click on this poll?
If you’re a subscriber, a follower, or a return visitor (Thanks very much, I’m honored!) what made you return?
For every friend I’ve made on this site, I’m grateful.
I feel like I know you, even though we’ve never met. That we’d get along very well if we do ever get to meet. That I’d love to listen to you talk. In the last 9 years, this blog has sometimes been my lifeline– and even though I’m never too personal here, this blog holds immense personal value.
What about you? Do you know who your target audience is? Do you write to them? Do you know where most of your blog followers come from and why? Do you think that is important? Would like to suggest ways for me to improve this site, and what you’d like to see more or less of?
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