sometimes living under a rock.
here I am again with a discovery that you
may or may not know about.
Either way here’s the scoop.
Google recently announced that they were
eliminating the Followers widget from all non-Blogger blogs.
As a result, bloggers are presenting their readers
with other various ways to follow.
(This post isn’t about that though…keep reading.)
I have joined Google+1 but honestly
I really don’t get it.
StumbleUpon. I have not totally figured this out either
but in my opinion it’s easier than Google+1.
There’s the obvious
Which brings us to the next method.
I admit that for a long time I didn’t know what this was.
When I figured it out,
it still didn’t interest me much because
if I wanted to follow a blog I simply added it to my blog roll.
I didn’t want emails announcing blog posts clogging up my inbox.
Here’s where I needed to think like a reader
and not a blogger.
Take for example my RSS reader number.
At the present time it says 733.
Out of those 733 readers how many do you think are bloggers?
Maybe a quarter of them at the most.
So that means that three quarters of my readers
are looking at my blog in an email.
Just the post…not the blog home page
which means NOT THE SIDEBAR.
All my carefully placed links aren’t even being seen.
It was a discovery that knocked my socks off.
So…here’s the solution.
Install below post links.
They don’t have to be fancy buttons…
although I have to admit that I am in love with
my below post buttons.
A text link will do the trick.
Your Pinterest page.
Your Facebook page.
Your Etsy shop.
Your Twitter account.
Your home tour.
The e-book that you wrote.
A sponsor you want to promote.
When my below post buttons were installed
there was an immediate jump in hits on my
Every time someone follows your Pinterest boards
you get a friendly email asking if you want to follow that person back.
I always do and as a result
have discovered some rock star boards.
(I’ll be sharing some of them in a future post.)
It’s a win-win situation for both you and your readers.
Try it and see.