We’ve had some readers express interest in learning about blogging so we’ve decided to make it a weekly series on Mommies with Cents! If you are interested in learning how to start your own blog or to cultivate and grow the one you have, we welcome you to join us!
We’ve talked about how to gain readers here, here and here but now lets talk about keeping readers. The most important thing you can do to keep the readers you already have is to keep your content fresh. The topic or genre of your blog determines how often you need to post new content. Since our blog is mostly time sensitive bargains, deals and freebies we aim to post at least 8 posts per day. Many other bloggers in our genre post quite a bit more and some post less but almost all of the successful ones post daily- 7 days a week! If your blog focuses on a topic like gardening or cooking you’ll likely be able to post something every few days and still keep your readers but it’s important not to have a lot of time lapse without an update or readers will stop checking in. If you’ll be out for awhile you can post a little note saying when you’ll return so readers don’t think you’ve abandoned them.
When Mindy and I started out we had no idea what we were doing. We learned as we went and even though it’s been a few years, there is still so much to learn! We are learning new things all of the time and it’s so much fun! We’ve had help along the way and we want to pay it forward. If you have a question you’d like to see answered here, we invite you to fill out the form below.