Blogging Calls to Action – What Are Yours?
So you write a great blog post. You post a link to it on Facebook. You Tweet all about it. It even gets retweeted and the next thing you know it’s one of your more popular posts. But then what?
Yes, you gain a great deal of exposure from this, exposure that you might not have received otherwise – but do your readers take any type of action? Better yet, what exactly is the call to action for your blog?
Is it having someone contact you through a standard contact form? Is it encouraging someone to leave a comment for that particular post? Or do you just want to continue to connect with people through other forms of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn?
I will admit, this is where I really struggle. What should my calls to action be? Promoting Fusework Studios? Encouraging other businesses to advertise on my blog? It is a tough decision. But something that you must address in order to get an ROI from your blogging efforts – be it for personal or business use. No one wants to just write blogs and get nothing from it.
So I am challenging myself to come up with clear, solid calls to action on my personal blog. We are also going to be redesigning the calls to action on our Fusework Studios blog. Over the next few weeks there will be some changes and I am looking forward to learning from this experience. Hopefully it will result in developing a successful case study to share.
The call to action for this blog post – leave a comment to share with me. What are your calls to action? Do they work? How have they evolved over time? Let me know!
Fortunately the team over at Compendium Blogware have put together a great slideshow presentation to help with this quest: