6 WAYS TO GET MORE READERS TO YOUR BLOG

Every blogger wants great readership- we all want like three hundred thousand million readers for our blogs because more readers = more traffic = more comments = popularity and engagement = fulfilment + money = Gbo gbo aiye foreign! 

So usually a question I get often is "how do I get more people to read my blog?". There are less aggressive ways of getting more people to read your blog...apart from shoving your phone in people's faces saying "oh I blog now, read this post" (which I used to do)... *hides face in palm*

Your Content: This includes not just what you’re writing about but how you write it and introduce it. Some people have awesome content but the headings = zero. Make it fun, catchy, appealing! Suck your audience in… i. e 5 ways to get Kim Kardashian’s butt! Use creative photos and killer titles. Also make sure your blog is easy to read, fancy fonts and backgrounds can kill readership. Too much senrenren. 

Blog Roll: Blog rolls are great for finding new blogs and being found. Blogrolls are those little links on the side a blog that redirects you to other awesome blogs they’re reading- I have one on the bottom right side of my blog. Some of you bloggers don’t have blog rolls…it’s not nice o... there’s love in sharing readership. That’s how I got found by some of you (leave a comment if you found me from another blog’s blogroll) 

Social Media: I use it- I don’t let it use me. Be more engaging on facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube, bbm, pinterest! I started working more on my instagram career-now I upload short 15 sec videos just to give a teaser of what they can see if they check out my blog. Keep sharing! 

Blog Mentions: I do this once in a while, which is give a shout out to another blogger/blog. It is a great way to direct traffic from one blog to another-but don’t do this if the other blog is better that yours (they will just suck in all your readers...) LOL. Na joke I dey joke. However, this is usually the fear…”what if I give shout out to another blog and then my blog readers stop reading my blog “…well, I don’t know if that happens. 

Mailing List: Do you have one of those little gadgets on your blog that allows readers subscribe? This helps to retain the readership you have and more people can subscribe. For example, when you insert your email below, you get signed up to my blog- everything I post comes to your email immediately (meaning you're first to be notified of my giveaways).
   

Summarise : Some of us should be writing novels not blog posts because the length of some posts I’ve seen are scary…I’m usually like “where do I start from? When will it end?”…not everyone likes to read more than 250 words. Summarise what you’re trying to say. 


I should take my own advice…this post is already getting too long but we can continue in the comments section. But remember...it takes time and everything good will come. Most of these successful bloggers you see have been hustling and blogging for over 5 years, so be patient. See ya, catch ya, later!

See my other posts on blogging: hot cake!
Blog Resolutions For 2015 
Blogger Of The Year
How Much Bloggers Should Charge For Adverts
How To Get More Traffic To Your Blog


41 comments

  1. Sisiyemmie is jt d bomb...not everyone would share dis cos is like sharing ur secret of ur sucess...not a blogger buh I dis a very useful tips for bloggers...thumps up for u

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  2. Hi

    The tips you have listed to gain readers is so awesome. I love where you talk about patience. I believe patience is an important ingredient to getting readers to your blog because it takes patience to build a blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Sisi Yemmi u are trying ooooo. All your gisdodo videos are always onPoint.. meanwhile you can check out my own blog here Suitable Data Plan for all smartphone in February

    Keep it up!

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  4. Sisi Yemmie, nice input, I admire your spirit of sharing helpful tips

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  5. Very good tips. Also visit blogs and leave comments with your blog link. I find new blogs that way too. Then of course, giveaways are a great way too. Who no like freebies :D
    Being very engaging even on the blog also helps a great deal so it feels very conversational and not one-sided. If you can, reply to comments. It's not easy but it's worth it. Me sef still dey try for the comments reply thing *face-palm*

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  6. nice one sisi yemmie,i have a blog roll and your name is on the blog roll.
    thanks for the useful tips,i will try out the subscribe stuff.
    yes,i noticed pple dont read some of my lenghty legal write up,but if i write on gossip etc they rush at it.
    ose sisi mi

    bolateethole.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice one. Good tips. Constistency is also a good one.

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  8. Thanks for these tips Sisiyemmie. Being a newbie in Blogville, I'm still learning the ropes, so these tips have come in quite handy. Might I also add that part of the several reasons why you are one my favs is because you don't hoard ideas/tips to yourself (you share)....#Tenque!lol

    PS: I stumbled on your Youtube channel few years ago and I found your Blog through another Blogger on Instagram. (Ok..I'lll shut up now..lol)

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  9. the social media part is honestly the fastest way to get tons of traffic.. love you Sisi.

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  10. Nice one.....cant really remember how I found out about your blog ....it's kind of a Mystery....

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  11. thanks a lot for sharing, nice blog
    i am following your blog, please follow back
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  12. Thanks Sis Yemmie. This is certainly helpful. I'm new in the field and really enjoying my life. Thanks for all the tips you keep giving. More grease to your elbow... my blog domain is www.toliusworld.com. Visit me when you get the chance. k

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  13. SIsi Yemmie, I found you through a blog roll / link from another blog. I'm so glad I did cos u are a breath of fresh air!! LOL @ Gbogbo aiye foreign

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  14. Awwww, Im guilty of the blog roll ish...lemme go over to my blog and insert it. Thanks for sharing this Sisi Yemmie.

    Please click on my name for Fashion/Fitness/Beauty tips

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  15. Your right sisi, i discovered your blog through a blogroll. thanks for sharing.

    www,mysuccesstales.blogspot.com

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  16. I just love the way you write. Simple Naija English and lil slangs... you know... all those serenren. Lolz. keep it up. i was actually searching for another blog on google, and then your blog came up in my search. keep it up!

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  17. Thank you sisi yemmie you are the bomb. You are a definition of success because you are raising mentees like us already. I m sending you an email soon. Toyin

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  18. Oya! I should start (dropping the link) it here.
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  19. Great Info Dear....lol Have you visited

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  20. Thank you for the amazing tips. Will effect immediately. Oya people visit my blog o
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  21. Ah, I can't remember where I found your blog from oh..but I remember reading and I was like "yes, see fellow Warri babe."
    Lols.
    I loved the slangs and all.
    Me too, like dey put pidgin inside english so it resonated with me.

    Which brings me to another tip. Letting your personality shine through what you write also hooks readers.
    People can tell when you are forming, yes, even through reading your blog.
    So be you. Write you.
    Thanks for sharing this sisi Yemmie.

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  22. Ok. U re very nyc


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  24. You are on point. Can also add good SEO as well

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  25. sisi yemmie loke loke!!ive read posts like this ehn but this ur own e get as a sweet,lol
    thanks for sharing!
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  26. Thanks Sisi for sharing, you are so real. My own problem is that I don't post regularly. I have saved this post already and am going to live by it. www.ethniques.blogspot.com

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  27. Nice tips SisiYemmie, blog roll is good on a blog but top bloggers don't want to add the newbie bloggers link in theirs. I blog at jaybossng.com let's exchange blogroll Pls ma. I will mail you

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  29. Thanks for taking out time to do this, I will add the blogs I'm reading now. Then reduce my sere ren
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  30. I came over to your blog from a blog link and never looked back. Curiosity got the better of me and I spent the first couple of days catching up on all the posts in your archive. Guess I'm here to stay - no looking back....

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  31. thank you sisiyemmie for the wonderful piece. I'm an upcoming blogger and posts like this will help peeps like us in our adventure. my blog-infolyfe@blogspot.com

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  32. Amazing tips !! Taking all this to my blog. www.livegoodlookgood.blogspot.com

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  33. Good tips. I read your blog but I don't know how to add blogroll,am a newbie. Just stumbled into blogging.

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  34. Brilliant one and thumbs up to you.
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  35. Learnt a thing or two. THANK YOU!

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  36. eally an educative post...am still struggling setting up my blog. am blogging about health and want to add humour to it as this niche doesn't really drive traffic. i will still keep you posted when am done.
    By the way,i love your blog arrangement,very eye catching and creative. my blog address is myhealthgist.com......but it is still a child's play oooo

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  37. Sisi Yemmie! You are the bomb.com 😭😭. Thanks for the tips, I'm a newbie blogger and this is my website. Epp me check it out, oyinlolaao.wordpress.com

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  38. Long post are just tiring. I just scroll to the bottom and say bye boo!!!! good job sisi

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