Why Should People Visit Your Blog? Ask yourself these 3 questions

Something I ask myself at least once a week and perhaps you should too is ‘Why should people visit your blog ?’ I read the phrase somewhere online and it resonated with me. So much so, I printed it out and hung it above my desk. I can see it as I type every post. A constant reminder of why I write my blog…

 

Why Should People Visit Your Blog? Ask yourself these 3 questions

 

 1. Why Do You Write Your Blog?

If like me you have been blogging for a few years, it is easy to forget why you started blogging in the first place. Sometimes I find, it is good to step back, reconfigure and go back to the beginning. Ask yourself why you started to write your blog, make a list, try for at least 5 things…

 

Why Should People Visit Your Blog? Ask yourself these 3 questions

 

Here is my list.

  • To entertain and inspire.
  • As a way of recording my daily life (ie. an online journal)
  • To connect and share with like minded folk.
  • It is my passion, I love my blog.
  • To learn new things, challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone.

 

The other 2 big questions to ask yourself:

These are harder to answer…believe me I am still trying!

 

Why Should People Visit Your Blog? Ask yourself these 3 questions

 

2. What do I provide that cannot be found elsewhere?

Think about it? This is usually the main reason people visit your blog. Are people visiting your blog because they are genuinely interested in what you have to say? Or is there another reason? Perhaps they love your images and your sense of humour?

 

Why Should People Visit Your Blog? Ask yourself these 3 questions

 

3.  What is my blog’s unique proposition?

Retailers call this your USP or your ‘Unique Selling Point’ What is yours?

I believe mine is the fact that I am 54. Therefore I have my personal life experience to pass on, as well as all my ideas and my creativity. My Blog Lazy Daisy Jones has a ‘boho fashion’ vibe and style, with a love of all things quirky and colourful. I sew and crochet and have many life stories to share…

 

Lazy Daisy Jones has a ‘boho fashion’ vibe and style, with a love of all things quirky and colourful. I sew and crochet and have many life stories to share…

 

 

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How these questions can help you in the future.

Have you ever thought about applying these questions to your blog? When you find your answers, they will help you with the direction of your blog and may even help you to explore some new and original content ideas.

 

Remember there is no right or wrong answer!

 

As I mentioned at the beginning it is easy to lose direction with your blog.The years fly by and our lives change. By asking myself these 3 simple questions, I stay on track and keep my blog relevant. I hope!

 

Why Should People Visit Your Blog? Ask yourself these 3 questions

 

Remember Blogging is about starting a conversation! 

 

So grab a notebook and pen and get listing!

 

Some of my Favourite blogging/reference books:

  1. The Million Dollar Blog.
  2. 365 Blog Topic Ideas. 
  3. Brand Brilliance.
  4. How to style your Brand
  5. One hour content planner.

 

I do hope this has made you think about why you write your blog? Let me know in the comments below?

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Why Should People Visit Your Blog? Ask yourself these 3 questions

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bestest wishes…

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14 Comments

  1. Jess Soothill
    28/02/2018 / 12:07

    Oh THIS! Lately I have lost my way a bit and who I am – totally inspired by too many other people. I have been blogging nearly every week for 4 years now and I have forgotten why! Love this and it’s helped me a lot 🙂 Thanks xx

    • 28/02/2018 / 12:41

      Hello and Thanks Jess!
      It is very easy to lose your way over time! I respect your dedication to your blog too…
      xxx

  2. 24/02/2018 / 14:30

    I’ve been blogging fifteen years and, as you said, when the years fly by it becomes easy to lose track of the why.

    I really liked your five answers to the questions; they got my thought process buzzing.

    Thanks for a mind-opening post!

    • 25/02/2018 / 18:31

      Becky how lovely to have you comment on this blog post!
      It is to lose track of everything as the years go by, I agree!
      So I am very pleased you liked this blog post.
      Thanks
      bestest wishes
      Ashley xx

  3. 24/02/2018 / 13:18

    This post is perfectly timed for me. I’m taking a good look at those questions right now, and I am almost ready to launch a bit of a redesign of my site. I also like the idea of keeping the big question right where I write.

    • 25/02/2018 / 18:30

      Hi Dawn
      Its good to know these questions resonate with you too. I have found then very helpful!
      bestest xxx

  4. 24/02/2018 / 08:14

    Mm, something to think about! Great post!

    • 25/02/2018 / 18:44

      Thank you Nancy, its good to reassess sometimes isn’t it?
      bestest weekend wishes
      Ashley x

  5. 24/02/2018 / 06:37

    What a great way to keep focussed.
    I know we have spoke of the fact that I feel very lost with my blog.

    I am not sure I could answer any of these. But I think I will take some time this week to have a think. Thank you xx

    • 25/02/2018 / 18:43

      They are hard to answer Kara, but it is worth remembering there is no wrong or right answer!
      good luck! xxx

  6. 23/02/2018 / 23:57

    These are great questions to keep focused. I like to have a vision board with my goals on it and keep it in front of my desk to stay focused. Thanks for sharing.

    • 24/02/2018 / 01:00

      Thats a good idea too, anything that helps is good!
      best wishes
      Ashley

  7. 23/02/2018 / 19:43

    I’ve just ordered the Million Dolla Blog book, but what I really need is that notice in front of me! Please send one ASAP! (fluttering eyelashes!)
    A great topic and something I had forgotten to think about!
    Lauriexx

    • 24/02/2018 / 00:58

      Thanks laurie!
      Its a fab book I think you will like this one, its nice to dip in and out of too!
      xxx