Sports writing is a very competitive industry and in order to be successful, you must know how to set yourself apart. These four tips will help your blog get noticed by more readers.
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1. Promoting your work on social media
This part may seem like a given, but I cannot overstate the importance of social media. This blog alone has had over 10,000 viewers come directly from twitter. The best way to do this is through trending topics and hashtags.
Take this tweet for example:
I tweeted it out from the @AllDaySportsCov twitter account while “Ben Simmons” was trending and it got almost 700 clicks directly from twitter.
And don’t be afraid to tweet links more than once! As you can see, people do not see it as spam and it can draw a ton of traffic.
The key to getting more readers is having a positive start directly after the post is sent. Getting retweets and favorites quickly helps in two ways.
1. It makes your tweet show higher in the trending topic. When people search for that hashtag or keyword, your tweet will show higher and get more impressions.
2. It makes people want to click it more. People are more inclined to click a link that already has a few favorites or retweets. Users do not like to look at a blank tweet.
You can ask your friends and followers to retweet you! Don’t be afraid to ask. Some people may say no, some may not even respond, but there are definitely people out there who are willing to help. Feel free to send your first article to@AllDaySportsCov and we will give it a read and retweet it!
Sometimes the official Sports Blog account will even tweet out your articles!