What Does Blog Engagement Mean to You?

Blog EngagementIt’s a good question right? I want you to ask yourself, what does blog engagement mean to me? Does it mean your blog gets lots comments? Perhaps it means your blog has a ton of tweets. Hey maybe it means you get a ton of likes from your Facebook fans.

For me true blog engagement comes from the activities I do on my blog and with my blog readers. 2013 is an important year for my blog. I have some great goals on engaging my blog readers more than I ever had in the past. In fact I will openly admit I was a lazy blogger. With that said I plan on making a change to that here in 2013.

Meet New People

One thing I plan on doing throughout 2013 is guest blogging more on my community members sites. Not only providing fun articles for their readers but also engaging with them in conversation on their blogs. I want to build new relationships and to do this comment engagement is a must. Meeting new people is a key element to success online when blogging, guest blogging accomplishes this.

Reader Appreciation

I want to make my blog readers feel more important. I am starting off by providing the members with points for specific actions and involvement they have within the Blog Engage Community($). The rewards and points system increase overall user engagement within the community and it’s morale. Another way to show appreciation and increase blog engagement is to reply to your blog readers comments. This goes for your blog and your guest blog posts. I also plan on hosting small mini giveaways such as free accounts to my readers and spotlights of bloggers on my blog. The main reason for my actions is to increase the activity on my blog. Giving back to my blog readers is the way I’m going to achieve it.

Comment Luv

A great way to give more back to your readers is to add Comment Luv($). It’s an amazing plugin for WordPress that allows the people leaving comments on your blog a link back to their latest article. This is a value for them and us, we now have a clear gateway to engage with that user on their blog. Many bloggers use Comment Luv, in fact there is also a free version.

Coming Together

Add this all together and this is what blog engagement means to me. Blog engagement is giving back to my readers and bringing site activity up as much as I can. We have to be different as many of you know the blogosphre is packed and there’s no shortage of content to read. With hard work and commitment together we can make 2013 the year of blog engagement.

Discussions

What does blog engagement mean to you? Please take a moment and leave your thoughts below. I will read them over and engage with you. Let’s connect and build a new relationship today. Engage with us here on Hot Blog Tips.

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33 Comments (click here to leave a comment)

  1. Hi,

    very interesting topic and no doubt your title is very catch one and finally it stopped me here. It is my favorite topic to express my thought.
    I’ve read a blog post of one of my good friend Avinash Mishra. He introduced new algorithm especially to engage visitors, named Visitors Engagement Optimization (VEO). According to VEO, We should put enable Social Media tools to make our post viral throughout internet. Also, we should believe in Guest Posting as well as regular commenting.

    BTW, Your information is very helpful and i am quite satisfied and learned many points from you.

    Thank you so much. :)

    Keep posting :)
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  2. Blog engagement means, carrying on a dialog with my blog visitors. Whether they tweet anything or not, or even share a post, just commenting and coming back for more is engagement to me. Thanks.

  3. Ricky

    Blogosphere runs through relationships, If we really want to sustain in the business, building relations is must. I thoroughly love engaging with other Bloggers, I learn, share new things & I get some income too.


  4. Twitter: LogAllot
    Blog engagement is just staying in touch with those that you have connected with. There are so many bloggers out there that we talk to either on a daily or weekly basis. We can’t chat with everyone, but you are right when it comes to blog commenting. People love it (me too), but it really shows people you appreciate their work, help, advice and value they give.

    People love to be acknowledged and feedback about a post, a retweet or simple hello via email will do the trick. Blog engagement has many meanings, providing it comes from genuine heart.
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  5. Meeting new as well as like minded people is the best part about blog engagement. We get a common topic to discus on and sometimes also to debate on it. This helps us learn a lot from others and also gain a lot of fresh knowledge.

  6. Blog engagement is engaging our reader by our great writing skills. The quality of the content makes our visitors to spend more time to our blog. That is what make our blog a nice one. Nice post.

  7. Currently (on my Writing Blog) you can find a somewhat Magazine-like approach with some ‘Splashy’ headlines offering a bunch of headline related links you can choose from, with in the posts themselves frequenly at the start, during the post and at the end of the post encouragements to write comments.

    I have been thinking about (just as you frequently see in Magazines) possibly engaging people with a Q&A type of Column or with things like Readers Contests to help build Anticipation & Partisipation.

    Your ideas, about possible successful approaches for this for a Writing Blog are welcome :)
    HP van Duuren recently posted..Some Success Journal Notes, You Can Benefit From.My Profile

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