When starting a new blog, a large amount of focus is spent on immediate buzz building, expecting immediate results, followed by disappointment from not-immediate results. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your blog. This is why it is important to keep an eye on the long haul, focus on the beginning steps to building and reaching that desired audience over time. Here are three tips:
Establish an identity online
Join online forums, comment on articles and blog posts, join social media groups that relate to your blogs niche. Get your name out there (in a positive way) and establish yourself as a major player in the field. Establishing this identity takes time, the sooner you start the process the better.
Once you begin to gain some moment in building an audience, start gathering subscribers to create an email list. This has been proven to be super effective for blogs as it enables you to send your target audience updates on new posts.
Analyze Analytics Strategically
When starting a new blog, analyzing analytics strategically over time is key. Making bold changes to your new blog based off of analytics from the first few days or weeks may not be the best route as your audience is still low. Once you begin gathering a larger audience, start considering major changes to your blog and study what topics that audience is interested in the most and when they are checking your blog the most.