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3 Ways to Attract Recurring Readers

After Saturday's post about #Followception, are you ready to hear more about interacting with the community? I'm so honoured to be guest posting on Heather's blog today:

3 Ways To Attract Recurring Readers

Recurring readers aren't just a statistic. You can't point at a pageview or a subscriber and say: That's it, that one's a recurring reader. But when you smile at a commenter's name, or you predict what they will say, and somehow, they're more than words on your computer: that's a recurring reader.
Read more on specific strategies here >>

Both Heather and I will be around to reply to comments and comment back! And if you haven't already, remember to join my birthday giveaway and blogoversary. It ends this Friday, so get your entries in.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for visiting, Alyssa! Your post was awesome! :)

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    1. No problem; after all, the post does say to comment more XD

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  2. I read your post there it was really interesting :)

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    1. Thank you, Neal, and I'm glad you like it!

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  3. Awesome post and really great tips Alyssa. It really IS about getting that balance right isn't it, between providing fun content, but working it to suit your audience as well. I found that taking a wider interest in other book blogs has worked wonders for me. Actually reading their content / reviews and engaging with the blog author, rather just the random comment that so many others leave. I'd rather have one or two interactive comments than a whole hoard of one line remarks that clearly haven't bothered to read what I've wrote.

    I'm more about quality rather than quantity. My stats are only impressive if you have the support and genuine readers to back that up. That's what I love about blogging, being a part of the Aussie book blogging community especially.

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    1. Thank you, Kelly! It's definitely important to find that sweet spot where you're happy with what you're writing and your audience is happy with what you're writing, and that's why it's so important to get your blogging niche right.

      I completely agree -- a "Great job!" is nice, but a thoughtful comment about a specific detail I mentioned is really interesting. And the very idea of recurring readers, I think, is that they're genuinely excited to read more of your content and is a step to building your community. And yes, the Australian book bloggers I've met are all lovely people :D

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  4. This is a thoughtful post, Alyssa. And helpful indeed.

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    1. Thanks, Shelumiel :) Glad you found it useful!

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