Most of my fellow bloggers know that I enjoy interacting with them.
I also care about them and their blog; which is why I am going to ask,“How is your blog coming along?”
I sincerely hope that you are not struggling to come up with content for your blog and that you are enjoying the entire blogging process.
So, without further ado, I am going to inquire about your progress in the area of blogging.
Is Your Blog Getting More Views?
Someone mentioned to me, that their blog attracts way less traffic during the Summer period.
Are you afflicted with this same problem?
I truly hope that your are not!
I would like to know what your blog’s incoming traffic has been like for the August holidays.
Has it been good?
Has it been bad?
Luckily for me, the incoming traffic to my blog increased when I entered into the month of August (It probably has a lot to do with the types of topics that I have been posting).
However, if you are one of those bloggers who would like their incoming views to increase this Summer, you can do the following things:
- Post Summer-related topics; a good example of one is, 10 Ways To Remain Hydrated In This Summer Heat (It could be any Summer-related topic; a lot of people do browse the internet during the Summer period with the intentions of finding solutions to whatever they are afflicted with).
- Share the links to some of your older blog posts on Twitter; it should help in the area of attracting new readers to you blog.
- Pin the images to your blog posts on Pinterest; that should also help to boost the incoming traffic to your blog (A lot of people have underestimated the power of Pinterest; it can be looked upon as one of the Internet’s most popular search engines).
- Entice your readers with freebies (Optional).
- Post evergreen content (This type of content remains fresh right throughout the year).
So, would you be willing to give any of those suggestions a try?
Is Your Blog Receiving More ‘Likes’?
I would begin by saying, that likes are overrated.
However, I do appreciate being on the receiving end of genuine likes.
In the past, WordPress.com bloggers had their ‘Like’ button abused by bots and by overzealous bloggers.
Some bloggers live for likes, while other bloggers are not interested in likes.
The topic of likes is a very controversial one.
Some bloggers see likes as being superficial.
And, there are bloggers who view likes as a way to find out the types of blog posts that their viewing audience like (Now, that makes a lot of sense, because the ‘Like’ button’s main purpose is to indicate to the blogger that you liked their blog post).
I have seen blog posts on WordPress.com with over fifty likes and I thought to myself, “Those bloggers are probably doing something that is very good).
For those of you who enjoy receiving likes, I hope that they did not decrease when August approached.
If you happen to be one of those bloggers who would like to receive more likes, you can do the following things:
- Post high-quality content.
- Simply ask people to like your blog post (That could be included in your call to action).
- Join a social media group for WordPress bloggers.
- Be fully supportive of your fellow bloggers on WordPress.
I know that likes has the potential of encouraging some bloggers to keep on blogging; which is the reason why, I added those tips.
Do promise me that you would not allow yourself to become swell-headed when those likes come gushing through like the heavy flow of water from a fireman’s hose.
Remain grounded and be the the wonderful person that you always were before those likes started coming in.
Is Your Blog Receiving More Comments?
The majority of bloggers love receiving comments (Provided that they are not spam comments).
Surprisingly, a lot of readers tend to rate blog posts higher than those blog posts without any comments in the comments thread (This is indeed strange, because a blog post without any sort of comments could be of a higher quality than the one with a whole load of comments).
Anyway, there are people who would not leave a comment of their own if they saw that the comments section of a blog was barren like a desert (Those are the ones who wait for someone else to make the first comment).
Did the number of your comments drop for the Summer period?
If you would like to receive more comments, you can do the following things:
- By leaving genuine, thoughtful comment in the comments thread of your fellow bloggers (A few of your fellow bloggers will visit your blog and comment on one (or a few) of your blog posts).
- By seeing to it that your blog’s atmosphere is a friendly one.
- By posting controversial topics (Controversial topics tend to attract lots of attention; but it can attract trolls; so you might want to manually approve comments when you are engaging in that sort of thing).
- By asking your readers a question (or questions) in your blog post.
- By making it a priority of yours to respond to every comment that was made on your blog (People like it when you respond to their comments. Also, people would ignore the comments thread of a blogger who ignored their comment the first time around).
- By doing something as simple as asking for feedback from your readers.
- By publishing highly passionate blog posts.
So, please feel free to give those suggestions a try.
Did The Number Of Your Followers Increase?
Most bloggers that I know love getting new followers (They enjoy watching the number of their followers grow).
And, I would like to highlight the fact, that there are bloggers who could not give a damn about the number of followers that they have.
Believe it or not, my first WordPress.com blog (the one that was deleted years ago) had over 5000 followers.
But, guess what?
Only one-third of my followers engaged with me back then. Therefore, that 5000+ count was useless, because the other two-thirds were comprised of people who abandoned their blogs and people who did not have a genuine interest in my blog.
So, my friend, never fall victim to the numbers game.
It is better to have 15 followers that are willing to engage with you, than 100 followers who have forgotten about the existence of your blog.
However, if you are one of those bloggers who would like to increase the number of their followers, you can do the following things:
- Engage regularly with the members of your blogging community.
- Publish blog posts that are focused on the needs of your viewing audience.
- Promote your blog posts on social media.
- Ask them to subscribe to your blog (Which can be included in your call to action).
Those suggestions should work for any serious-minded blogger.
Dear friend, I do hope that your blog is coming alone fine (And, if it is not coming along fine, you can put the things that I discussed into practice).
And, please feel free to press the ‘Like’ button if you enjoyed this blog post.
There is an old saying that states, “Sharing is caring.” So, do not hesitate to share this blog post via your favourite social media.
And, I hereby invite you subscribe to Renard’s World (You can do that by pressing the ‘Follow’ button).
And, most importantly, thank you for reading!