Janice Wald and a Contributing Author
Do you know how to make great impressions?
I recently read 1 out of every 7 people on earth has a blog.
With that kind of competition, you need to make great first impressions that will hook your readers and keep them coming back for more.
There are plenty of ways you can make creative blog posts that make great impressions.
I will tell you how to make great impressions online and the contributing author will explain how to make great impressions offline.
How to Be a Memorable Blogger
You want people to remember you when surfing the web and even when they’re not online.
Here’s how to make great impressions online:
Come up with a blog name that makes great impressions.
Are you aware there’s a blog name generator?
According to the Blog Name Generator website, using the generator will help you create a blog name that’s “snappy, funny, and original.”
Use the generator when you need a blog names list.
Start with a Hook
There are many ways you can hook your readers.
For example, you can start with a motivational quote that relates to your blog post.
You can also tell an interesting story, an anecdote, that will help you seem relatable to your readers and help you get your point across.
Have Memorable Images
These could include still photos, videos, quote posts, and GIFs.
More free tools are available to you than ever before to make memorable images.
Free quote makers exist to help you make graphics with quotes you can embed in your blog.
Have you heard videos are getting smaller? The PosterMyWall company has a wide array of short videos as well as all-occasion graphics. PosterMyWall helps you make a strong visual presence, is free and is easy to use.
I also recommend PixTeller’s tools to make inspirational images.
Have you heard controversy breeds page views?
Recently, I discovered the “Not Safe for Work” keyword had a large number of monthly searches interested in the topic with a low number of people writing about the term.
I knew an NSFW Reddit subReddit existed.
Would I write about the keyword?
This would entail writing about a mature subject matter. Would I dare?
What do you think?
If you predicted I did, you are correct.
Did my gamble work?
You better believe it.
My post with the NSFW keyword, These 26 SubReddits Will Make You Know More Now, generated my 4th best amount of traffic in the last year even though the post published four months ago.
The post is my 12th best performing post of all time and continues to pick up page views.
In response to my post, How to Build Your Blog Following for Free, 6 Great Ways, blogger Hugh Roberts had this to say about blog comments having a memorable effect on the reader:
“I’d add to be friendly in the comments you leave and also in the replies you leave to comments left on your blog posts. If a reader sees that you respond to all comments in a friendly manner and that your posts come over as friendly, then they’re more likely to follow your blog and leave comments.“
How To Be Memorable At A Blogger Event
Here’s how to make great impressions offline:
Attending blogger events can be invaluable for a blogger. There are tons of great opportunities for both bloggers and brands to build on existing relationships and make new connections. As the competition rises though so does the need to stand out.
Let’s have a look at some of the things you can do to stand out at your next blogger event:
Engage Before The Event
Yes, the event is the main focus and it’s important to engage with brands and other bloggers, however, engaging beforehand is a brilliant way to get yourself noticed.
You can turn up at the variety of stands and introduce yourself in person after you have already made a connection online and meet up with other bloggers that you have worked with or got to know on platforms like Instagram.
Have you ever thought meeting people would be one of the advantages of using Instagram?
Make an effort to speak about the event and highlight your interest in their brand. If you really want to make an impression on them, why not give them a time that you’re planning on visiting their stand? They may keep their eye out for you!
Using hashtags that are related to the event that you are attending is a great way to get personal with the brands and bloggers attending.
It will show that you taking a proactive approach for the event and are advocating the valuable experience that you will gain when there. Using Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are brilliant ways to do this.
Taking part in social media competitions and sharing the hashtags are also a fantastic way of getting involved and noticed. Bloggers love to share each other’s content and get involved with hashtags so make sure you follow suit.
Have Personalized Gifts
So, you probably already have a ton of business cards at the ready to hand out at the next event you attend but, have you thought about little gifts that you could give out as well?
Handing out items such as pens, buttons, lanyards, and notebooks that show you as a brand that you can find at places such as dynamicgift.com.au is a lovely touch and a brilliant way to be remembered after the event.
You’ll most definitely stand out from the crowd doing something like this as it’s different to your standard business card that more often than not can find its way to the bottom of the events goodie bag to bever be seen again.
Show An Interest In Other Bloggers
It’s very rare that a blogger will be successful without the help of other bloggers. In fact, bloggers who are just starting out often rely on the help of other bloggers to build their followers and gather interest in their blog.
It’s not only polite but also beneficial for you to pay attention and an interest in the other bloggers attending the event. Rather than focusing on them as competition, see if you can find people who would work well with you on collaborations or are attending other events that you are planning on going to.
If you follow these tips, you are bound to be remembered at the next blogger event you attend.
Wrapping Up: How to Make Great Impressions
Although the contributing author wrote about how to make great impressions offline, and I wrote about how to make great impressions online, we both agree on one important point:
You need to stand out. You do that by making great impressions on the people who meet you whether that’s online or off.
Important note: This post discussed the glitz, how to be so memorable on and off the internet that people will remember you.
Most importantly: If you want to make great impressions, first and foremost, you need to provide solutions.
Being a great solutions provider, now that’s definitely the best way to be memorable.
Readers, please share so bloggers discover how to make great impressions online and offline.
Do you have any other tips to help make great impressions that you can share in the comments below?