This is Day 17 of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog, a group project we are doing together in an attempt to improve our blogs and help each other become better bloggers. You can read more about it and still sign-up to participate here. Please subscribe to our RSS Feed to stay updated on the project.
- Week 1: Read about the first week of 31DBBB
- Week 2: The second week of 31DBBB
- Week 3: Our third week of 31DBBB
- Day 16 (Monday): Breathe Life into an Old Post
- Day 17 (Tuesday): Call your Readers to Action
- Day 18 (Wednesday): How to use a Magazine to Improve your Blog
- Day 19 (Thursday): Ask a Question
- Day 20 (Friday): Develop a Plan to Boost your Blog’s Profile and Readership
- Day 21 (Monday): 17 Statistics to Monitor on your Blog
- Day 22 (Tuesday): Plan the next step for your blog
Do you feel like you have passive readers? Would you like to have a more active and interactive audience? More than likely, the vast majority of your visitors are passive. They do not leave comments, vote on polls or subscribe to your RSS Feed. Have you thought about why? Maybe it’s because you rarely or never ask them to!
Today, we are going to spend some time writing a post that call your readers to action. What type of action could you include?
- Write a comment
- Subscribe to your RSS Feed, Twitter or Facebook
- Implementing something you just wrote about
- Voting in a poll
- Visit another site
Tip for Calls to Action
- Only one call to action per post
- The call to action must be simple with immediate results
- Express clearly what you want people to do at the end of your posts
- Draw attention to your call to action
Write a “call to action” post then come back and let us know how it’s working out for you.
- Do you have passive readers?
- Can you give an example of a time when you were successful at calling your readers to action? Why do you think it was successful?
- What other advice do you have for converting passive readers to active readers?