You are producing great content! So, how are you getting people to read it? If you’ve been a contributor for a while, you may have already built up a following. In that case, keep up the great work!
If you’re new and are starting to build an audience, you have a variety of options.
- Social media – If you have a Facebook or Twitter account, you should be sharing your content there. Another great way to share content is to “like” the AreaVoices Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. We share content regularly on both platforms and try to connect with contributors whenever possible. If you’re following our pages, you’ll see what we feature and can share or retweet your posts easily from your account.
- New/converted sites have social sharing trackers on each post. Share using these tools to keep track of where your content is being distributed.
- Subscription – The new, updated theme has the option of activating a subscription widget. Go to your Dashboard, and select Appearance > Customize. Click on Widgets and look for “Blog Subscriptions (Jetpack).” Here’s what it looks like on your site:
If you’re adding the subscription option, don’t forget to let people know you have that option available. Email them and let people know on social media. Make it as easy as possible for people to read your content.
Building an audience is important for your viewing stats, because if you take us up on our offer to pay you for your work, you need people visiting your site.