Why should readers come back to your blog? Does it have informative content? Does it provide inspiration? Does it give others ideas? Or is your blog full of random rants that are completely useless?
When my husband inquisitively asked me why should people take an interest in returning to my blog, I honestly had no idea. As foolish as his question made me feel, it did spark a thought: Why do I go back to certain blogs and websites myself?
AHA! Because they are helpful.
|The more you offer your readers, the more readers will return.|
Hence, if I want people to come back to The Girlie Blog, I need to have something to offer. I need to give readers helpful information.
Always willing to learn, I composed a list of traits from fellow beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers that seemed helpful to me. I hope they give you ideas on how you can make your blog more useful as well:
Beauty Tips and Tutorials
Do you grow tired of the same skincare and makeup routine? Wearing the same shade of taupe everyday gets boring.
To jazz up my look, or to learn how to do something better, I resort to fellow bloggers' tips, tricks and tutorials.
Not only do they give me ideas, they help me become better at something I am interested in.
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Outfit Ideas and Inspiration
One area I need improvement on is to dress better. Seeing other fashion bloggers in various styles motivates me to be more thoughtful about outfits, and find my own personal style.
Are you curious about how certain products work, but don't want to shell out the money to try them yourself?
Product reviews by other bloggers can help you with this. Spoken from first-hand experiences, reviews let everyone know the in's and out's, likes and dislikes, of things others want to try.
If you have used a product, blog about your experience. I'm sure someone out there is just dying to know.
People generally like to learn. So if you know of any interesting facts about something, especially something within your niche, do share.
By the way, why do pores appear larger as we age? How does one's hair turn gray?
You get the idea.
Weather you make jewelry or radio controlled gadgets, DIY projects are fun to learn about. You not only teach others something new, these projects are fun to do as well.
Feel Good Content
Have you ever overcome fear of heights by forcing yourself out a plane? Stood up to death by beating an illness? Or discovered yourself again -- and the fact that electricity is totally unnecessary -- by taking a month sabbatical in the jungles of South America?
Tell me your experience, and the life lessons that you have learned. Please inspire me with great stories -- big or small.
Please let me know that there are worthier reasons to live than facebook, Chanel bags, 400-dollar boots, and being the prettiest girl in the bunch.
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Girlie Blog's Next Goal
In last week's blogging tip, I talked about having goals. Now, I am making a new one:
To have at least two helpful posts a week.
Sure there are filler posts in between, but from now on, I will focus on providing helpful content to readers, so they get something out of returning to The Girlie Blog.