Audience, Are You There?

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Create a blog: check.

Blog on a regular basis: check.

Mention your blog on social media sites to generate an audience: check.

Get people to comment: errrrrr…

Since I’m a relatively new blogger I’m learning things on a regular basis in the blogging world, and I have noticed that blogs are either ridiculously popular with 100+ likes, plenty of comments and many many followers, or have 3 maximum likes and never a comment. So what makes a blog go from ‘you’re lucky if 5 people read your latest post’ to ‘this is a blog equivalent of a newspaper’?

I’ve been brainstorming ideas as to why some are popular and some just aren’t. Is it because you need to create a large, loyal audience/fan base then the communication will start or it is because the post are just, well, dull? Or maybe you need one person to comment then others follow? Who knows? – I obviously don’t!

It seems like in the blogging world you’ve either got it, or you haven’t. Your followers seem to grow, your likes & comments grow and you have a loyal readership, OR, you waste your time every week and basically talk to yourself but do it online. Like most of you, I’m hoping I’m the first one. Watch this space.

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13 comments

  1. [ Smiles ] Blogging is hard work, my dear. As time goes along, your following will grow. Don’t even think of giving up!

    Post the things that are close to your heart and those of like mind will respond. I have been blogging for quite awhile, so I would know this.

    Do enjoy the rest of your day!

    1. Thank you Renard for the comment! The point in this blog post was that I was curious whether every blog gets popular in time, or, it will only get popular if you are half decent at writing in the first place! I’m not planning on giving up any time soon, I enjoy it far too much to give up. Thank you for your advice, I’ll keep it up and see how I’m doing in a years time!

  2. I found you through Go Mama O, who is participating in the Do Good Summer Reading Challenge. This post is similar to my internal dialogue everyday. There are some posts that I think will be big hits that flop and others that take off unexpectedly. I am going to keep plugging away and encourage you to do so too. 🙂

    1. I’m in the exact same position. I will write, what I think, is a good blog post (obviously or I wouldn’t post it) then it gets no interest and another which takes me 5 minutes to write may be quite popular! It’s hard to judge what people want to read. Thank you, I will certainly be continuing blogging each week!

  3. Hi Jo, I want to first thank you, for reading my blog. Then I want to tell you how interesting I think your blog is. I totally agree with the comments made by Renard and Jolene. You have some very interesting topics and you also have people commenting and reading, so I am sure your readership will grow. I agree that if you write what really matters to you, then like minds shall follow…stay true to yourself!

    1. Hi Cheryl! Likewise – thank you for reading mine! I think that’s what I’ve found out recently, that when I write something because I’ve got something interesting to say then it sometimes does well, but if I’m writing because I feel I need to post for that week then it flops!
      Thanks for the comments I’ll take them on board!

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