Alright everyone, this is my first time participating in Fashion Friend Friday! The topic this week was 'Are you connected.' To see what other bloggers answered to these questions, check out this week's Fashion Friend Friday post on ModlyChic.
I also have one question to pose to you, my lovely readers! What can I do to improve the blogger/reader dialogue on Developing Style?
1. How important do you think reader connectedness is to the success your blog?
I think that reader connectedness is one of the most important pieces of a successful blog. I think that readers need to feel a connection to the blog, whether through a feeling of like-mindedness with the blogger, a good dialogue with the blogger, or something else entirely. When I am choosing a blog to follow, both of those pieces come into play for me.
2. What do you do to draw readers in and create that writer-reader bond?
I usually pose at least one question to the readers, whether it is to express their opinions, tell about an experience, or make a connection to something personal. I also almost always reply to questions and comments readers leave me in the comments on my blog! Finally, I love to participate in the dialogue on other people's blogs by leaving comments and relating something another blogger has said back to my life.
3. What is one way you could improve this connection?
I want to try to explore more new blogs--I have been busy lately and it hasn't been as much of a priority as it could be. I also loved hosting the last poll and would love to host another one to learn more about my readers!
4. Is there a blogger you think does a great job creating that writer-reader bond? Why?
I think that Scholar Style Guide does a fabulous job of talking about interesting issues and then posing thought-provoking questions. I always feel like I'm in a conversation when I comment in their blog. This is facilitated by the fact that they comment on my blog, and they are all so nice! :)
5. What do you do to cultivate new readers? How do you get them to your site in the first place?
I try to find other blogs that are interesting to me (and hopefully vice versa will be true!) and leave thoughtful comments. I also participate in blogging events, such as Kendi's 30 for 30.