We already covered the benefits blogging can bring to your website and business. But why do people even read blogs? Aren’t blogs dead? Well, are you reading this? The latest research says that 77% of Internet users regularly read blog posts. So, obviously, blogs are still relevant.
But the way we read them is a bit changed. It often happens that the reader doesn’t even read the whole post, just glances over it. This is why you need to capture their attention and ensure they spend some time on your page and make the answer to their questions obvious. Also, you have to know WHY they came in the first place. So, take a look at the list below and find out why people still read blogs.
Top Reasons People Still Read Blog Posts
People are in constant search of answers. We consume information in much bigger amounts than ever before, and we consume it in a different way our ancestors did. So, it’s obvious that the reader comes first and you can’t serve them the information they didn’t ask for like we used to do before the internet and social media. And you know what – I like it! I love that Google gives me answers before I even finish typing in the question. And that’s reason number one.
To Find Answers Quickly
People (me, I am people) look to spend as little time as they can search for answers to their questions, whatever it might be. And they want to learn something new. That’s why bulleted steps for creating the infamous 2020 TikTok coffee work great on Google. That’s why Youtube tutorials usually rank first on SERPs. That’s why you should get to writing.
They Want to Be Entertained
The birth of infotainment proves that. Being entertained while also learning something new is what people generally love. So, content that will make them laugh, feel understood, and teach them how to apply foundation not to look cakey works. Also, in the light COVID – 19, people wanted to escape reality. And that’s how TikTok boomed. Also, what do you think is why you keep watching Netflix after a long day at work? Google it, I dare you.
They Want To Be In The Loop
This one goes to people who try to inform themselves as much as they can about current trends in their industry, says Hubspot. And we can take them as an example. By posting about current trends in digital marketing, they became the go-to place for information and education on marketing.
There are a few more reasons people still care about blogs:
- To learn a new skill by following along a detailed guide
- To connect with other like-minded people
- To decide whether they should buy a particular product or book a service
- To understand how a specific product they just purchased work
Tips For Creating A Blog
- Choose fonts that can easily be read
- Be relatable
- Have a fast-loading page
- Use white space
- Format properly
Yes, that one deserved its own heading. While writing about an industry you love and care about, you can offer your opinion. Your experience is valuable and you probably know what you’re talking about. That’s exactly how you can build a great trustworthy relationship with your audience and build authority. You don’t have to write in the same style someone else does. You don’t have to sound fake or neutral. Find your tone of voice and use it. Make the content entertaining and informative, and make it while having fun.