7 ‘Need to Know’ Call to Actions for Your Blog

call to ActionDoes your blog have a call to action? As a blogging coach and having reviewed a number of blogs the one thing that most blogger forget or don’t have is a call to action.

Picture this…

You just researched, planned, and wrote an amazing blog post. It is captivating, engaging and you know you have great content. In you mind you are thinking, “Everyone is going to comment & share this once they read it.”

You post your blog to your favorite social sites and now you site back and wait for the comments to roll in!

After a couple of hours nothing. You get some comments on your Facebook page that tell you how great the blog post is… but no comments on the blog itself?

Frustrated you don’t understand why people are not commenting on your blog and why there seems to be so few shares? What are you missing?

For many bloggers it is the call to action. Unfortunately people are not mind readers and if you don’t tell them what to do… how are they going to know what is the action you want them to take?

7 Call to Actions for Your Blog

1. To get more comments
Ask your readers to leave comments with their opinion on the subject discussed. This works great if the subject is general enough so almost anybody can contribute with a comment.

2. To get additional tips on a subject
Ask your readers to give you tips and advice on specific ideas in the post. This works great if your post is structured a comments is a “top 5″ or “best of” and is really targeted to your blog audience.

3. To get more blogging ideas
Ask your readers to tell you what they struggle with. This works great when you have not exhausted the subject of the post so your readers can tell you easily what they need.

4. To get more shares on social media
Ask your readers to share, tweet, or pin your post. This works great when your social media sharing buttons are right at the end, at the bottom of your post.

5. To get more blog subscribers
Ask your readers to sign up to be notified when your next blog post gets published. This works great if you have a series of posts and you build anticipation for the next blog post.

6. To get more email subscribers
Ask your readers to sign up for your newsletter. This works great if the contents of the post is closely related to the freebie you are offering as a gift for signing up.

7. To get more sales
Ask your readers to buy your a product you have for sale. This works great when, in your post, you present briefly one main idea that your product helps them with and then you end with the link where people can buy the product.

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Yours in Gratitude,

Chef Katrina van Oudheusden

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Chef Katrina is a former Disney Chef. Retired from the corporate kitchen she now runs an online digital marketing training company called Marketing Ingredients. She is a mentor for Digital Marketeers. In her downtime she ballroom dances and spends time with her dog!

    8 replies to "7 ‘Need to Know’ Call to Actions for Your Blog"

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    • […] Learn these 7 simple call to actions that can add more subscribers, sales, and comments to your blog. Learn the secret to building your blog. Does your blog have a call to action? As a blogging coach and having reviewed a number of blogs the one thing that most blogger forget or don’t have is a call to action.Picture this…You just researched, planned, and wrote an amazing blog post. It is captivating, engaging and you know you have great content. In you mind you are thinking, “Everyone is going to comment & share this once they read it.”You post your blog to your favorite social sites and now you site back and wait for the comments to roll in!After a couple of hours nothing. You get some comments on your Facebook page that tell you how great the blog post is… but no comments on the blog itself?  […]

    • Jeanne Melanson

      These are all very good tips, Katrina. Thank you for sharing your expertise with us. I appreciate all that you do.

      • Katrina

        Welcome back Jeanne! It is always a pleasure to pay if forward. I believe in education and training… then putting it into action. I have been telling my students to write a call to action and I figured it was time to post about it. 🙂 Have any other concerns about blogging?

    • Jewel Williams

      What great suggestions for blogging. Variety is important, and it take time and craft to place some of these suggestions. I feel a little ahead of the game, since I have a few. I will definitely take a few away for better blogging results…Thank you!

      • Katrina

        Hi Jewel! Welcome to my blog. As with anything it can take time. I love your blog and look forward to learning more from you. Let me know if you see increased results with your call to action. 🙂 Your in Gratitude, Chef Katrina

    • Dr Wixy

      Very good advice. Even thought I know this and teach it in persuasive writing and speeches, I’ve been guilty many times of neglecting to include a call to action. It’s always nice to be reminded.

      • Katrina

        Hi Dr Wixy! Welcome to my blog! It took me a while to add the call to action to my blog also. Thank you for taking time to read and comment on this post. Looking forward to seeing you back here again. 🙂

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