6 Tantalizing Tips to Help Grow Your Blog Audience

blog audience

You’re lucky.

There’re tips all over the internet on how to grow your blog audience.

Yet keeping them is an issue.

This post is meant to help you.

See, your blog post has only a chance to convert first time visitors.

And a visitor must be someone you already know.

You may be wondering:

“How’ll I know a stranger before he visits?”

This is how:

1. Befriend an Imaginary Person

Who’s your imaginary friend?

You may have one, but how much do you know him?

Everyone has a friend like that.

And we all have dreams – your friend has, so better you look for his.

Visualize this guy – your persona.

This person must agree with you. If he doesn’t, be in the known. But never impose on him.

Meaning: you’re required to know – His dreams. His likes. What he’s thinking. Why he’s acting in a way – in fact everything about him.

And a more personal, persuasive blog posts will be your portion.

To do that,

2. Know where to find him

See, he’s right in here:

  • Your Google analytics account
  • Your blog most read posts
  • Forums
  • Social media groups and communities
  • Google first page
  • Other relevant blogs – Related blog posts with more social media likes and shares.
  • And the places you have to add in the comment box.

Now you know your ideal person.

Learn…

3. How to befriend him

It’s simple.

Expert bloggers are skilled “ladies hearts winners.”

You’ve got to win his heart.

Francis and Gina

Read the story below to figure out how to do it:

My salary: $250 per month.

I met her.

I spent $750. I spent my 3 months’ salary at a sitting on her.

Thought I could impress her on that date.

We’re drinking coke; I reveal my mind (Not my heart).

And she was like, I’ve got to go.

Fortunately on her part, Rachel, her friend calls. Off she goes.

Leaving me on this God forbidden day, she says “see you again, Francis.”

I’m wasting her time.

There is something else she prefers.

My approach seemed perfect. But it was lacking.

What have I done wrong?

She cares less about me treating her good by expending on her.

Besides, she doesn’t know I earn that little.

The thing is, I never thought of her interest.

That’s why I say, “Never let your pages feel like a sales pitch.”

Today, as it has always been, put your reader’s benefits first.

So, to make conversion happen, know, understand, and help your imaginary friend to be happy. That’s it.

It’s a heart work.

It’s psychology.

To befriend him, don’t make the mistake I made in this fabricated story. Learn from it.

Hope you’re inspired.

OK. Reach me for your blog posts.

Now:

You have a friend, and he visits your blog. So…

4. Converse with him

Write like he can hear you speaking to him.

I’m talking about the “You and Me” approach that identifies with internet readers today.

This is an easy way to be a “You and Me” writer:

First, discuss your topic with either a blogger or anyone who’s interested.

Record the conversation.

Transcribe it to get a blog post of out of the conversation.

And you end up writing naturally.

When writing, see him asking questions as he’s reading.

See him as the only person you’re talking with.

Here, you’re using your imaginary friend as a point of contact to reach others who’ve interests and expected benefits like him.

For example: one of Neil Patel’s conversational headlines is,

Stop Being an Unknown Writer: Here’s How You Can Come Up With Better Ideas

How do you like that?

No wonder his blog gets high click-through-rates.

5. Keep Him

Working the above tips out should keep your first time blog visitors. Because you know him now, and you write what he wants to read. You provide him the solution to his problem. And he’ll surely come back for more.

Keep them coming back with some strategies to…

6. Grow your Blog Audience

You have the ideal person you want to help.

You’re aware of his dreams. Interests. The thing that makes him happy.

Now what?

You write a good blog post for him. He reads it. He likes it. He clicks away.

Is that what you want? Sure you said “NO.”

So:

Command him to do what you want, and he’ll submit.

Call him to action.

Offer him different ways to subscribe.

Promote your posts to people who’ve the same dreams and interests as your imaginary friend.

Allow visitors to comment (I opened comments after a year and half of blogging. That’s not good. It’s a mistake. And I admit it) on your blog.

I believe that’s the stage every serious blogger wants to reach.

What do you think?

Drop your intelligent opinion in the comment box below.

25 thoughts on “6 Tantalizing Tips to Help Grow Your Blog Audience

  • July 2, 2016 at 5:21 pm
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    Hi Francis,

    This is my first visit to your blog also. Great article. I love the way your words draw people into your life as you did. Very easy to understand and explained very well.

    Thanks so much for sharing and very nice to meet you. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

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    • July 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm
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      Hi Monna,

      Great to see you here. You’re welcome.

      Thanks for visiting. Thanks for the comment and the compliment. I appreciate.

      I’ve seen your books on Amazon. They’ve attention grabbing titles. I’ll soon grab one to consume.

      Have a blessed weekend Monna.
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  • July 3, 2016 at 7:11 am
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    Hey man,
    This is such an exciting post about knowing and understanding your audience. It’s just the heart of it and we’ve said it countless number of times.

    If you know and understand your audience, that will eliminate guess work and you are always going to give them what they want. That makes them stick around and talk about you to others.

    Good anecdote to make us understand 😉
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  • July 3, 2016 at 8:11 am
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    Hi Francis,

    The way you put the words together keeps me reading through all the way down….so amazing!

    Knowing our audience is perhaps the most important aspect of any business. If you don’t know and understand your targets audience, marketing is a guesswork. And that is pretty a very sure way to burn your budget faster than a candlelight.

    Thanks for reaching out…..have a nice day.

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    • July 4, 2016 at 1:18 pm
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      Hi bro.

      It’s a sign of humility to reach out.

      Budget burning faster than a candlelight? That’s serious. I’m on the look out to prevent that ever happening to me.

      Thank you, Sham. I’m happy I’ve been able to keep you reading this post to finish.
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  • July 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm
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    Hello Man,
    This is Fantastic informative Blog Audience Article Thanks For The Great Tutorial, Keep Sharin and good Work, Bookmarked Your Blog, Great Stuff,
    Have a Nice Day Ahead,
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  • July 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm
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    Hey Francis,

    People work hard to get more and more visitors at their blog. But most of them fail due to lack of communication skills. I like what you have mentioned above about winning the heart of a woman.

    Bloggers should have a vision about the content and the interaction with their readers.
    Glad to read this post.
    Have a nice week ahead.
    ~Ravi
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  • July 7, 2016 at 3:57 am
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    Hi Francis,
    What a superb post about such an important topic.

    It’s hard enough to get highly targeted traffic to our sites and your post gives some real gems about how best to engage them and keep them interested.

    Your advice about knowing your target audience is just so critical to every blogger’s success. So many bloggers simply do not ever really understand or know who their target audience is or what their main pain points or challenges are.

    With this information you can then create highly relevant posts that give your suggestions and solutions to your target audience’s problems – just like you are doing right here in this post Francis.

    By the way I loved the analogy you used to illustrate the 6 excellent tips you provided.

    Let me also share two more pieces of advice that will help grow your blog audience –

    Firstly do your blog readers feel welcomed? Make your place online feel safe and welcoming.

    Don’t have your blog readers blasted everywhere they go with links and popups.

    Just like if you’re at home, don’t shut the front door on your visitors.

    Make them feel like they are welcomed guests to your blog and give them every encouragement to at least become a reader.

    There’s a heck of a lot of competition out there online so think about how their visit to your blog can be a stand-out experience for each and every reader?

    Secondly let your blog readers discover the real you. Make it easy for them to get to know the real you and what you stand for.

    Make sure your message is very clear so your readers know exactly what to expect from you. This can really generate a lot of enthusiasm as well as encourage more of your website visitors to join your blogging community.

    Wonderful post Francis – I’ll be back for sure my man.

    Best wishes from the remote Thai village blogger

    Peter
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    • July 10, 2016 at 4:44 pm
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      Thanks Peter for adding those two pieces of advice.
      Hope you felt welcomed here. I need more of you, village blogger.

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  • July 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    Hi Francis! This is a very original blog and point of view. The part about your lady friend made me smile. 🙂 I always feel as if I am writing to a friend when blogging, so I guess I am doing things correctly.
    Thank you again for your suggestion to add a translation plugin to my blog. I will defnitely do that, even though the English text won’t be that great.
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    • July 24, 2016 at 1:24 pm
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      She is my wife, Armande. I’m glad I made you smile.

      And yes, you’re doing things right when you converse with your readers.

      About the plugin, well, like I said, I really wish I could read your articles, but I have a way. I will try to read them.

      Thanks for showing up here. It means a lot to me.

      Best
      Francis
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  • September 29, 2016 at 11:02 am
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    Dear Francis,
    Great tips my MAN… The things you have explained in this article are all from your heart and not from your brain. BRILLIANT! And also in the above picture you look good along with your wife….

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  • November 24, 2016 at 9:08 am
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    Great Francis!!,
    I totally impressed your talent and writing. thanks for sharing.

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  • December 9, 2016 at 6:20 am
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    Hey Buddy!

    Awesome points! I like the way you represented the whole idea.

    I love the way you did storytelling. Knowing your audience is critical to the success of an online business without it we will shooting in the dark and will end with nothing.

    I enjoyed reading this post. 🙂

    Thanks,
    Umesh Singh

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  • December 24, 2016 at 4:04 pm
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    Hey Francis, what a great and intriguing post you have written.

    Thanks for the write up and I must surely visit again Sir.

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  • February 4, 2017 at 8:00 am
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    Hi,
    I don’t even know where to start. This blog has so much that I could spend the entire year on this post alone. My biggest challenge right now is guest posting. I don’t even know where to start or how to really approach anyone. Just today, I wrote a guest post but the blogger when out of business. Uff
    ~Taposh Kapuria

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