Blogs are all about being in a community, a group of people that share the same interests and passions. As a blogger you will need your readers’ feedback on your work so far, and to encourage them to connect with you, you must provide ways in which they can communicate and make a contact. Consider the following for your blog contact features:
Is There A Contact Me Button On Your Blog?
The ‘Contact Me’ button is a call-to-action (CTA) button; these are considered as vital elements in creating a blog or website. If you are blogging for business purposes, whatever it is that you are selling, – software, services, games, an ebook, cupcakes, – you would want these buttons to standout and be easily accessible for your readers. Same goes for the ‘Contact Me’ button as it is a way for your readers to connect with you and ask for your assistance.
Are You Friendly And Inviting Of Communication In The Contact Page?
You need to approach your readers in a friendly manner, showing you support of communication on your blog, telling them that you would like to receive their emails discussing a topic further, sharing stories, events, or asking specific questions. Add a little of your personality also. A single photo would be enough to show your readers that you are a real, live human being, and to give legitimacy to your blog.
Is It Easy To Find The Contact Page In The First Place?
If you want people to easily get in contact with you, then you must ensure that making that contact is easy for them. This may seem too obvious, but it happens to many bloggers to forget that they need to encourage what they want to see more often, on their blogs, as well as in life. There must be a link to your Contact Page in your blog header, add maybe one in the footer too, but never bury it in a drop-down menu, – no one looks there anymore.
Have You Provided Clear Enough Instructions?
In the Contact Page things should be short and simple. Make sure to include information like how can readers reach you, when is the best time, tell them how often you reply to emails, what they can expect. If you are a business with a physical location also include your address or embed a customized Google map. To make your blog more user-friendly make all contact forms obvious and in HTML text.
How About The Social Media Buttons?
Not only to boost your social connections, but also to provide additional means in which readers can get (and stay) in touch with you and your blog’s content, you must also add links to your top, most active social profiles which you constantly monitor. These days everyone is on some social site, and whenever they get to a blog that gets them interested enough, readers want to find links to their social pages where they can continue receiving their updates. Don’t lose on the opportunity to connect.
So, are you easy to contact on your blog?