Anyone can easily setup a blog within 5 minutes, but keeping a blog alive is much tasking and difficult to achieve. Having a steady blog growth is the dream of most bloggers, either a newbie or a Pro, no one dreams of building a stagnant blog or a declining one, but the truth be told, it’s not easy to keep a blog alive and growing.
At some particular point in your blogging career, you may get tired, burned out of ideas or your blog just stops getting new readers, Subscribers and traffic and it seems your blog got to a saturation level where it just doesn’t attract anything new!
If this is happening, then your blog is probably on the verge of declining and might eventually die. So, in this post, I will be sharing with you some steps
you can take to revive your dying blog and keep your blog growing all the way!
1. Publish Content Regularly:
It is no doubt that CONTENT IS KING, and the life of any blog depends very much on content; without contents, a blog is as useless as the most useless thing on earth. One of the best ways to keep a blog growing is to publish new and informative content on a regular basis; your content is what will attract people to your blog that is why you need to give
it a priority. there is no way you can keep your blog growing without publishing content on a consistent basis, you don’t have to publish every day, but having a
schedule of at least two post per week is healthy enough to keep you going.
As you may have known, search engines favor blogs that publish quality posts regularly and the
traffic from search engines can be a great boost for your blog and help you keep growing without much stress. Also, people love blogs that are regularly updated and the more frequent you
occur in their mind, the more they become aware of your blog and your brand.
2. Engage in Guest Blogging
It is no more news that Guest blogging is by far the greatest way to reach new large audience of targeted readers; the kind of audience that are interested in what you have to say and probably become your follower and loyal readers. Guest blogging is an avenue for you to steal the
audience of top blogs in your niche and direct them to your blog for FREE, if your blog is on the verge of dying or a bit stagnant, then guest blogging might be the real push you need to take your blog to the next level. Guest blogging is not that a difficult thing to do, there are lots of Top blogs out there that are will to accept articles from guest authors, all you need to do is to find top blogs in your niche with good subscriber base and following. Make a pitch to the blog owner communicating your intention to contribute a guest post to their blog & hope to get a green light! Usually, you will get a chance to add 1 or 2 links back to your blog in the author bio which will
help you to drive traffic back to your blog but make sure you make good use of these links nopportunity and link back to important pages on your blog or preferably a landing page to capture
If you are in the Blogging niche, you can check out this list of 69 Most Popular Blogging Blogs to Comment on or Guest Post for.
3. Accept Guest post on Your Blog
In point 2 above, I talked about guest blogging on other blogs to help your blog growth , but do you know that accepting guest posts on your blog too can help you grow your blog? Accepting guest posts on your blog helps you get quality FREE contents for your blog which will help you keep your blog fresh and up to date; it helps you to mix things up for your readers by providing them with articles from other bloggers with different views, experience and perspective. Your readers will also get to see a new face on your blog other than your regular face which
they see all the time. Also, accepting guest posts can also help you get more new readers because usually, the guest bloggers will share their guest post with their followers which will help you
bring new readers to your blog and in turn results in your growth.
4. Join Online Communities in Your Niche
Believe it or not, Online communities Rocks! What are online communities? Online communities are websites where people meet, interact and network with each other. Online Communities include Forums, Social Networking Sites and groups, and Blogging Communities.
Joining online communities is a great way to promote your blog and keep it growing. Find online communities in your niche, join them, and interact with fellow members there and start
building relationships and your circle there so that you can get new readers from those communities.
When it comes to growing your blog via online communities, you should be very careful and take things slow so that you won’t get labeled as a spammer, you should avoid aggressive marketing and don’t just see every avenue as an
opportunity for you to drop your blog link. Take your time to see how things work in each community, learn their rules and play by it in other to get the best out of them.
5. Host or Sponsor a Giveaway:
Giveaways have proven to be a great marketing tool and enticement in recent times. Hosting or sponsoring a giveaway is now one of the best methods of attracting new readers and growing