Getting, attracting, and keeping readers returning to your blog is important. So exactly how do you make it happen if you are new to blogging or perhaps are experienced but want advanced strategies?
Maggie Marton and Karon Thackston know. When a reader finds your blog or website and decides to commit to reading it, you want to make sure you connect with them authentically. At the BlogPaws Conference in Nashville May 28-30, 2015, Maggie and Karon will discuss advanced strategies for gaining readers and keeping them with you for the long run.
In the meantime, these two pros shared tips and insights in a BlogPaws Shares Google Hangout session with co-founder, Yvonne DiVita. Here’s the instant replay video with some talking points to watch for:
How to build readership and make online work effective: 3:16
How much do you share on your blog about who you are: 5:35
Opinion vs time for bloggers: 10:00
Finding new followers for your blog: 16:30
Subjects to get you in trouble and how to handle: 23:13
Connect with Maggie Marton: Maggie Marton is an award-winning writer based in Bloomington, Indiana. She earned her master’s degree in narrative nonfiction from the JohnsHopkinsUniversity. Selected publications include NationalGeographic.com, Pet Enthusiast Magazine, Bust Magazine, Bloom Magazine, and Victoria Stilwell’s Positively.com. She contributes monthly to Pet Age Magazine. In 2012, she wrote Clicker Dog Training, a how-to dog training e-book that utilizes positive reinforcement, for Open Air Publishing. Maggie has spoken about pets on radio and television, and has been profiled on several websites and blogs. She also writes a popular dog blog, Oh My Dog, where you can connect with Maggie.
Connect with Karon Thackston: Karon Thackston is President of Marketing Words, a full-service copywriting & consulting agency specializing in conversion and search engine copywriting. She is a graduate of the DISC Behavioral Model course and also a Certified Landing Page Specialist. Karon has authored several books/courses including “Writing With Keywords,” “Ecommerce Copywriting“, “Amazon Advantage: Product Listing Strategies to Boost Your Sales” and others. She has a love for teaching others to achieve a natural balance between visitor needs. Connect with Karon at the Marketing Words blog.
Karon’s Pet Projects:
Pet Friends Vet Clinic: Dr. Wendi Lilly-Bare
They have a stray fund (it is not set up as a 501c so it isn’t tax deductible). She uses the money to spay/neuter strays that end up at her clinic, house them, feed them, give them their shots and adopt them out.
They offer rescue, adoption, spay/neuter and public events to find homes for pets. They are a 501c.