Why should you write when no one is going to read it?

by Tamal Anwar on Sunday, October 23, 2011

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Blogging is not like the old times where people would like to spend hours in a blog to read every word from the post. This is the late 2009 and social media is soon taking over on all of your online habits. When was the last time you had read a post from the beginning to end? New media blog readers scan those headlines and will only click on the link they are interested; after appearing on your blog they will start to scan your site and if they are in a mood, they will tweet your post or comment on it if they are trying to build links for their site.

So why don’t you take a different approach to get the attention from your readers; harvest some traffic and monetize it? Here are some great ideas which will replace your boring blog posts,

Post a funny pic!

Yes I do know that too! 90% of the pages being popular on StumbleUpon are funny or worthless pictures. Take your camera and shoot a picture. If you don’t have one, then search on flickr and get a good one. Be sure to credit the photographer for that! (pic credits: demonbaby.com)

posting funny images on blog

Tell them the story they already know!

When there’s news, a lot of bloggers will be posting the story on their blogs. This is way of viral promotion and the way your readers will be benefited. The story doesn’t remains new but still people tend to promote the same story from different sites. This is nice way to get some juicy traffic from influenced audience.

By the way, did you know that facebook has aqcuired friendfeed for $50 million?

The FriendFeed team is extremely excited to become a part of the talented Facebook team. We’ve always been great admirers of Facebook, and our companies share a common vision. Now we have the opportunity to bring many of the innovations we’ve developed at FriendFeed to Facebook’s 250 million users around the world and to work alongside Facebook’s passionate engineers to create even more ways for you to easily share with your friends online. ~ff blog

Share a list of posts from the web!

This just works every time! You search the web for a topic and collect some very good resources. Then you list all of those links on a post and there you have your big list post. Not only your readers will love the collection, they will come to that page again and again to get to those articles.

Write a tutorial post

Figure out how you have connected the coffee machine to your power socket and write it on your blog! Here you have a great new tutorial: “How to connect your coffee machine.” Tutorial could be on anything and these are the most searched things on the web. Tutorials help the person looking for a solution and it will bring a lot of incoming links. Share it even if it’s a child’s play :)

Post a video :P

People just loves to see videos and even more if it’s funny or helpful. You can share a video from YouTube. The creator won’t be mad at you because you are promoting it.. just stay out of videos which are not there for sharing.

Show them your earnings $

People are just crazzy about checking out what others are earning online. I found blogs with having only pay checks and nothing else! Just show your online earnings.

Tell them what you had in lunch :P

Yes, this culture is inspired by johnChow. When you have nothing to say, just show them what you had in lunch today!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3428/3732572101_c9e11edb43.jpg

The pizza is from flickr.

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  • scott webb

    Great post. I like these Ideas and I like the pizza! LOL

    • Tamal Anwar

      Yeah, I like it too! Yummy!

  • http://kikolani.com Kikolani

    If nothing else, adding fresh content for your site is good for the search engines! Plus, your readers may find it fun to see something new and different on your site, so even if you don’t have time to put hours into a super post, just a quickie personal one will be better than nothing at all.

    ~ Kristi

    • Tamal Anwar

      Fresh content is the one thing why blogs are still so much popular.. one should never stop adding more and more contents to their blogs.

  • http://www.SEO-writer.com/freelance/ghost-writer.html Ghost writer

    I’m sorry, but that image is abusive. No, not the one calling the Greenlanders “Santa Claus” – the one that melts deliscious brie onto a lowly pizza. Please don’t waste that brie. If you don’t need it, just send it to me.

    • Tamal Anwar

      Sorry bro! I took the picture before John Chow have eaten it all by himself.. he didn’t even ask me for a bite.. can you imagine?

  • Smart Boy

    What you’re describing here is to “mix” things up for your readers and give them something a little different to choose from. As bloggers – essentially we’re entertainers and teachers. The best teachers I can always remember were ALWAYS entertaining.

  • http://nuevos-despertares.blogspot.com Patricia

    I always enjoy the way you explain things.Great advice
    Thanks

  • http://writersense.blogspot.com story_weaver

    When I’m reading posts, I always love it when they post pictures! Give me visual!

  • http://www.mezzi.com/ Aluminum Case

    Great suggestions to mix up your content. Not everyone wants to read long drawn out posts. Some people want more visual stimulation. So vary the media used in your posts to keep everyone happy. These alternative media posts often go viral much easier too.

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  • jewel

    great idea. I”ll try to be benefited from it.

  • beljenje

    Good simple tips. The blogging market is getting really competitive. I think there are two ways to succeed. One is your way and the other is inventing something really new and innovative.

  • http://www.ashokkarra.com ashok

    I like your sarcasm, and you’re exactly right: the web is flooded with the same sort of junk, so much so that the audience cannot be bothered with serious writing. It’s almost like they’re conditioned to come online and lose brain cells reading the same stuff over and over. Your post seems especially targeted to “blogs about blogging,” and I couldn’t agree more on that count: it seems like many of them only promote other blogs about blogging at best.

    Getting a serious audience isn’t just a matter of writing well; it’s actually a matter of having an audience that really wants to better itself and understand difficult issues. Unfortunately, not the web, not television, not newspapers, but the simple concept of “mass media” marked the end of that sort of audience.

  • hyderabad

    yes i agree with the point at this viewers list.