Growing Your Audience: Advice from Bloggers and Readers

I’m giving a workshop to the Digital Ninjas at the New Haven Register at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) today about engaging and growing blog audience. If you’d like to follow along when it starts, it’ll be online on Chris March’s blog.

I’ve been crowdsourcing some advice from the bloggers and blog readers in my social networks to include in today’s talk. Got something to add? Leave  comment or tweet me @mjenkins.

Advice for Bloggers: How to Grow Your Audience

Crowdsourced advice from the bloggers in my social networks as to how journalists could take their lead in growing their own audiences. Got suggestions? Tweet me at @mjenkins.

Storified by Mandy Jenkins · Tue, May 22 2012 10:52:45

@mjenkins @tiffany agreed. write good content and the readers will come. marketing your blog should always be secondary to good content.u street girl
@mjenkins write good shit that people want to read. so many blogs neglect this critical step. #curmudgeonTiffany Bridge
@mjenkins NIP SLIPS.Mike Byhoff
@mjenkins Scoops, interview interesting people w/large social followings, take great photos, meet other bloggers/journalists in person.Noah Chestnut

UPDATE: Slides from today’s presentation are after the jump.

  • http://billbennett.co.nz billbennett

    Slide 2. “Write about passion”.

    No, no, for god’s sake NO. Passion has become an empty cliché. We live in a world where plumbers are “passionate about fixing blocked drains”. If you’re so unoriginal that you worry about “passion” you’ll get nowhere. 

    • http://zombiejournalism.com/ Mandy Jenkins

      I think it’d be a lot harder to keep up with a blog if the writer weren’t passionate about it. Especially if that blog isn’t paying any additional money.