Sometimes it’s worth taking a look back over you recent posts, weeding out the ones that have done well, and going over them for a brief review.
I do this quite regularly to keep tabs on what our readers are responding to, and if there are ways I can expand or reuse the post for further content. It also helps give me ideas for what else we can provide, and also to see if we can replicate the success these posts have seen, on other posts.
This episode of the ProBlogger podcast is also in response to a reader question – Matthew asked if I could choose a few of the posts that have been well-received lately and dissect them as small case studies.
4 of My Most Viewed Blog Posts This Month and Why They Worked
In the last month, the four posts I chose to discuss have all been in the top 20 on Digital Photography School. For each I’ll explain what makes each post shareworthy, what type of content it is, what reader hooks have been employed, what kind of writing style was used, and which things can be easily used for other content types (i.e. not just photography blogs).
- 21 Settings, Techniques and Rules All New Camera Owners Should Know
- 11 Stages That Every Photographer Goes Through
- Everyday Carry – Must-have Tools for Photographers
- How to Make Colors Pop in Your Portraits – Without Using Photoshop
What are your thoughts? Do you agree with my summary of why they worked? What jumps out at you?
I’d also love to hear about a recent popular post of yours: what was it, and what made it so successful? Feel free to put a link in the comments below.
I have also set up a widget over on ProBlogger.com where you can leave me a voicemail message with any question you have – we may use it for an upcoming episode.