Effects of Sleeping and Waking on Your Blog?
Today’s post was written fellow blogger, Prosper Noah, owner of Tips on Blogging.
Take it away, Prosper.
You are writing and publishing regularly and as well expecting results but still you sleep and wake on your blog.
You notice three things:
- No Recurring Readers
- No Comments
- You want to Quit
Now when you develop the habit of sleeping and waking on your blog then you need to face the consequences shared below.
How Sleeping and Waking on your Blog Is silently Killing your Blog.
1. No Recurring Readers
What is a Blog without Audience? A blog’s primary aim is to solve Audience’ problems in one way or the other in its niche but when you notice you are not getting anyone coming regularly then you may want to think twice. This is because you sleep and wake on the Blog.
Must it be your blog all the time?
Stand and Visit other blogs, Interact with fellow bloggers via the comment sections of their blog, share their Posts.
Now let me tell you a short Story; but before then, let me share the second effect.
2. No Comments
As a Blogger, you love to be appreciated for the hard work put into writing to satisfy your readers (also known as Audience) but there really’s no way you are going to start getting comments without audience.
Now this is what happens when Readers come to your blog:
- They Come
- The Read the Post
- They Leave their Opinion (Comments)
But if you are not getting any of the above, you are sleeping and waking on your blog,
I’ve got good news for you, in a moment I would be highlighting the corrections and you should be up and running on your blog once more if you practice the tips.
Just in a moment, so keep reading;
3. It makes You Want to Quit
Blogging is tempting at times and this is not really it’s fault, but mistakes most bloggers make.
When you don’t Get Readers (Traffic), No interactions on your posts, there’s this one last thing in your mind “QUIT”
Don’t do it just yet; it’s only because you are making the mistake of Sleeping and Waking on your Blog.
It’s always said “quitters never win, winners never quit”
You are a Winner buddy, only if you can follow the guidelines that would be highlighted on the Post Shortly!
Let me finally share the short story with you
I know of a Blogger!
He’s seen on every blog related to his niche, I just could not stop seeing him everywhere I go.
What does he do?
He leaves comment on every posts but he stopped Suddenly.
He couldn’t get what he was doing in return on his own blog. In order words; he got totally frustrated.
He was doing it the wrong way, he was making his comments look like spam: my God; he uses the same comment style in all the blogs he visits!
This made it look spammy;
One best way to Identify Spam comments is; the comment tend to work on every post on your blog.
It clearly shows the commenter didn’t read the Post at all!
See what he didn’t Realize; It could have saved him though!
He left this same comments on every posts
“Thanks for this post,
And leaves. Many blogs deemed it to be spam. Some left it and some deleted the comments.
He only came for the Link!
Goodness; Spamming really can’t get you or your blog anywhere.
So what are the Remedies?
How do you Stop Sleeping and Waking on your Blog So you could avoid the Consequences?
There are three methods I know of that stops you from sleeping and waking on your blog
1. Start Visiting other Blogs in the same Niche.
There was a time of my Blogging journey, I posted not less than 2 articles daily. But none was around to read those articles of mine.
This wasn’t fair at all, I decided to voice out a little by sharing on social media networks, the visitors that came to the Post were of course not targeted.
Not targeted means the Post was none of their business, you cant be a doctor and forced to come do the work of a tailor right?
The Challenging Part;
When you present irrelevant contents to people they will come and would leave and then never come back. This simply means, you see little traffic and the next moment its vanished!
How I fixed this in my time;
I decided to check out other blogs of the same niche, saw how interactive their blogs were (ranging from readers to comments) and became a part of the blog.
Let them Notice Your Arrival
You have taken the first step visiting the blog which is very right.
But there’s one more thing;
You can’t tell anyone you are actually a follower of their blog when you dont show it. How do you show a Blog owner you have been following his or her blogposts lately;
2. You Comment
When you leave comments regularly on a blog it gets the blog owner to notice your presence immediately (This could be while approving comments and your name is always seen among top 5 commentators).
He gets to notice you and checks out your blog, his readers do thesame. Blogging Is like this: While you leave comments on the posts, other commenters would know you are in the same area with them, this is how you gain exposure for your blog as they will be checking out your posts too, sharing and leaving their opinions.
Know who is Interested in what you Do and Take Advantage
Necessarily, when you Visit others blogs and leave your comments, the author may want to do the same. I will recommend you focus more on those who would be returning the favor.
When you do that for quite sometime and the Author seems not to be bothered or does not make attempt to do thesame then it’s recommended you don’t waste much time on it. There are lots many who return your comments, she etc..
I dont understand why anyone would want to do that, it might just be because
Your posts are not quality enough: make sure your posts are compelling and of quality. This way they would want to leave comments and return the favor too
They may be too busy at the moment
They may not be interested.
Go with the sole aim of adding positively and quality to that blog through your Comments, Appreciation by sharing their Posts in your favorite social media networks.
Pro Tip: Repeat the same with their readers whom you come across; they would surely do same.
Doing above would definitely save your blog from becoming lost due to sleeping and waking on it.
It doesnt always have to do with you; It sure has to do with others too!
Now here is what I expect you to do after reading this post:
That is what wise people do; Implement the same on your blog and you would see results in a week or two!
Am not promising you; do it the right way; following this Post and you should be cool!
One more thing;
Wise people dont just stop in taking actions, if it works for them they repeat the same steps over and over again!
Aha! what does this do? It guarantees their success.
So stop sleeping and waking on your blog right away and do what you are to do.
Have you been facing this issue earlier? Do you plan to start using the tips mentioned on this post? What contributions do you have? Let me know in your comments.
Thanks for guest posting on my blog and for sharing this valuable information with us, Prosper.
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About the author
Prosper Noah is the Brain behind Tips on Blogging.
His tips have helped a lot of people start and manage their own blog.