Engaging blog posts are one of the best ways to get people to visit your website. Blogs are simple in concept, but it may be difficult to reach your intended audience.
Creating engaging content that entices visitors to come back to your website is essential for keeping them there. Here are six expert tips to help you create engaging content that yoga lovers want to interact with.
1. Craft readable, consistent content
You need to consistently publish relevant and well-written content on your website to keep readers coming back. On average, online visitors spend 96 seconds reading a blog. You might lose a potential member if your content doesn't draw their attention right away.
By providing readers with content that keeps them engaged, you will keep their attention and possibly land a sale or enrol your next long-term student.
2. Quality over quantity
Always attempt to write posts that will deliver useful information to your readers and yoga enthusiasts. Your readers should view you as a trustworthy source, and an expert Yogi in your area. In this case, research may be necessary before writing to make sure you get every detail right from the start.
Have trouble balancing content writing and managing your studio? It might be a good idea to hire a writer to help you gather inspiration—and find your zen. Regardless of the strategy you choose, budget for quality content from the start.
3. Variety is the spice of life
Nobody wants to read the same thing over and over again. Aside from being consistent, you will need to offer a variety of content to keep your readers engaged.
Whenever possible, incorporate current yoga trends, upcoming holidays, or community events into your blog posts.
4. Write a catchy headline to start your post
Website visitors must be attracted in order to be converted. Headlines must grab attention. Think about why you click on blogs. What about them caught your eye and compelled you to learn more? Apply those same principles to your own website and you will have a better chance of pulling in more visitors.
5. Give paragraphs some breathing room
Just like in the studio, visitors like a little bit of space in order to vibe with what they are reading. A blog post that is just one big block of text is not enjoyable to read. It is common for people to skim content before actually reading it, so structuring your article with subheadings is a great idea.
Make the blog post easy on the user's eyes as much as possible. This will help them read (and take action).
Also, shorten your paragraphs to make your content easier to read.
You may have noticed that we tend to break up paragraphs every few lines at Yoga Marketing. Have you noticed how small the text blocks are? Keep your paragraphs to two or three lines as a general rule, maybe four if it is really important.
We do this so our readers can absorb all the information stuff they need to know in as little time as possible.
6. Harness the power of bullet points
Speaking of readers skimming, skimming works best with bullet lists because they break up large unsightly chunks of text into fun-sized nuggets of wisdom.