I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately. Some good, some bad, some medium, some poor. I’ve got a question for you?
Do you want to be a better blogger?
Are you brave enough to have an honest and truthful evaluation of your blog? Are you a good blogger? Are you ready for the truth?
I constantly evaluate my blog and my posts and work toward improvements or enhancements from my blog theme to my content to my style of writing and my posts.
1) Evaluate Your Blog
I always ask myself a number of questions in my constant search for growth. Things like ‘Am I writing to my niche?
We all need to make sure we know ‘who’ our niche really is.
If you’ve got a niche write to, make it interesting. Make it pertinent. Make it humorous. Make it relevant to your business.
But how do you do that? Easy and simple.
Ask someone to evaluate your blog and your content.
Are you ready for an honest opinion? Do you want someone to evaluate your blog, theme, and more?
Things like ‘Do you have an opt-in?’ A Free product? Are the colors right and not disturbing? Does my blog reflect my personality? Is my blog and my writing boring?
If you really want to determine if your blog is at its best, ask someone to evaluate it and tell the truth.
- Is your writing providing great content, but not hitting your target market?
- Is your writing providing great content, but the subject or the topic or your style of writing boring?
- Are you doing the most you can do to build up your blog and create a great blogging community
2) Get An Honest Opinion
A couple of years ago in my Mastermind Mind, I asked one of my mastermind members and great friend, if she would do a guest post for me.
Her reaction surprised me as she hmmm’ed and haaaa’ed and hesitated. I asked what was wrong and why she couldn’t give me an answer.
She told me, reluctantly, but because she cares about me ‘that my blog was boring.’ Now I could’ve taken it personally, but I didn’t.
I wanted to know immediately how I could make it better and I told her to be honest with me.
This was a little over 2 years ago. That day was an eye-opening for me.
I appreciated her honesty and I immediately started reviewing my posts and my overall blog to evaluate and determine next steps.
3) Follow Next Steps
This information made me react by making changes to my blog which included:
- changing my theme to reflect more of my own personality
- changing my style of writing
- making it more personal
- making it more interesting
- evaluating and learning more about writing headlines
- determine good content
All of this helped my style of writing to change to become more interesting, or at least that’s what I’m told now. 🙂
How did I evaluate my blog if my style of writing was boring.
1) Welllll, I read it.
2) I compared it to other pertinent bloggers and discovered a few things.
There was no problem with the posts that I could see, i.e., the content was good.
But my style of writing and some of the topics were truly boring.
What I did was just deliver the facts, mam, just the facts. Straight-laced, old English with no emotion or humor or pizazz!
No personality. Boy, was my friend was soooo right. Boooorrring!
What Did I Learn?
What I learned was that great content, delivered in a personal, enlightening, funny, appreciative manner could make a difference on my blog and it did!
What More Did I Do?
I researched and read other prominent bloggers who had lots of comments and social interaction and studied their style of writing.
I noticed the style of writing and what I needed to do to make my style more like good writers out there in the blogosphere.
I looked and evaluated the calls to actions on various blogs deciphering how bloggers were getting people to actually comment and/or respond in a productive manner.
I looked at the comments they left to see what they were commenting on as content is always king and I determined what was possible for me to make similar changes.
I evaluated my blog theme and decided to re-style (changed my theme), re-categorize and re-write various posts to direct everything toward my niche (still working on this).
As you know I’m a big results persons. When I try something, change something, it’s good to see and describe the results.
Sometimes the results speak for themselves.
I received more of the following: and you will see the same:
- More comments
- Moe social interaction
- More traffic and just more results in general
So if you or someone you trust evaluates your blog and is honest with you, you should want to make changes as well.
Remember, the evaluation should come from someone who will provide open honest feedback.
Sometimes the results will speak for itself and you will see more comments, more social proof, more interaction and more traffic all of these which determine that you are a good blogger.
Motivation and Inspiration For All