Till few years ago, the mobile phone was used traditionally for talking and sending messages to others. Not any longer though, with the advent of technology the mobile is being used for a variety of reasons. The mobile is being increasingly used for browsing internet and chatting with friends.
Internet savvy people are also using the mobile for reading through blogs as they are short of time and make it a point to catch up with their favorite blog, even while on the move.
As a blog writer, you need to keep this aspect in mind and take steps to make your blog mobile friendly. Making the blog mobile friendly is relevant in current times and one should make efforts to ensure the same.
Mobile version of the blog is important for survival of your blog and ensures that it reaches maximum number of readers.
- Better Visibility
For a frequent blogger, visibility is a key factor. The same can be achieved by allowing mobile subscribers to access the blog. The greater is the visibility, better are the chances of the blog getting popular.
- More the number of critics
If you are a blogger, it would of interest to you that you have some good critics on board. They should be free enough to give their comments on your blog posts. Critics too have got innovative and make use of mobile to check on various blogs as they are preoccupied with various tasks, all the time. They read the blog and give their views on the post. By disallowing the mobile users to read the blog, you might be missing on some readers who can offer valuable suggestions and comments. Make the blog mobile friendly and see the difference it makes to your business endeavor.
- Better ideas for the blog
At times for a blogger it is difficult to have a unique topic to write on. By having a mobile version of the blog, you can interact with readers in a better way. Readers have innovative ideas and at times, they help provide topic ideas that can go a great way in creating an unique post. Such is the power of mobile, have a mobile version and realize the benefits.
Young and intellectual people alike check out blog posts on a regular basis. Most of the browsing is done while people are on the move. Write qualitative posts and do deep rooted research on any topic that you intend to write on. Better if you write on the topics of your passion. This will help create a vibrant post and you will be able to make the most of your efforts, thus realizing the true fruits of your hard earned efforts made to popularize the blog.
- Integrating your blog with social media
Those who use mobile for reading through blogs also check out social media websites on a regular basis. This calls for some intelligent thinking and in case, you have not integrated your blog on these social media platforms, you need to think on these lines. The popularity of your blog will increase considerably and you will be able to connect with a wide array of audience which can offer creative suggestions helping you make the blog better.
As per the latest data available, in the year 2013 mobile users across the globe spend up to 63 percent of their time on mobile devices to access sites and check out various websites and blogs.
The market for smartphones is increasing rapidly and increasing number of smartphones have come in the market. Thus the trend of using mobile phones for browsing is increasing by the day. You can use Google Analytics to check out the number of people who access your blog online.
However, all is not rosy when it comes to making the blog mobile friendly. At times, certain problems arise making the blog post difficult to open on the mobile. The uses might have to scroll continuously to the right side as web browsers do not always fit on the small screen. Additionally, images and videos might not work all the time on the mobile screen.
However, it is a great idea to evolve with time. At times, you might hear from others on the popularity of their blogs, be it a static or mobile version. The idea is not difficult to comprehend and you too can make your blog mobile friendly. You can do qualitative research and make your blog mobile friendly despite all the shortcomings.
Follow the above listed suggestions and ensure increased visibility for your blog.
About The Author: Claudia is a writer blogger. She loves writing, travelling and reading books. She contributes to Neil Kozokoff