Last updated on November 29th, 2019
Currently, there are numerous blogs on the world wide web (More than you or I could ever count in our lifetime).
Businesses are utilising blogging for the sole purpose of growing their brand and connecting with their customers.
Ordinary folks are partaking in blogging with the intentions of sharing their content with others on the world wide web.
In my case, I wanted to create a WordPress blog that would host and highlight my content.
So far, I have only told one of my friends about Renard’s World (My other friends will know about it in time; since I have no intentions whatsoever of keeping it a secret).
However, my friends who follow me on social media should know about it; since I share the links to my articles there.
So, do your real friends know that you are a blogger?
You Fear That They Would View Blogging As Ridiculous
Okay, let me be the first to admit, that everyone does not hold bloggers in high regard.
Actually, this is what some people think of us bloggers:
- That we have too much time on our hands.
- That we are spoilt brats.
- That we are wannabe superstars.
- That we are crazy for ever wanting to blog in the first place.
Now, it is not our fault that other people do not view blogging as a creative medium.
Unfortunately, there will always be people who are highly ignorant of the benefits of blogging and the services that we provide to our readers.
Some bloggers do not want to be ridiculed by their friends; which is the reason why they never mentioned about having a blog to them.
You Do Not Think That They Would Be Interested In Your Blog
Some of us may believe, that telling our friends about our blog would be a waste of time.
And, why is that the case?
Because, some of us believe that our friends would rather do other things with their time; such as:
- Binge-watch movies on Netflix.
- Watch pornography.
- Check out what is happening with others via their social media accounts.
- Play games online.
- Watch YouTube videos.
But, if you never told your friends about your blog, how are they to know that it exists?
By all means, tell them about your blog and leave it up to them to check it out.
The truth is that some of your friends would find your blog interesting, while another group of your friends would totally ignore the option of visiting your blog.
If you have some concerns about the quality of your blog posts, I highly recommend that you check out Bella Pope’s article, How to Write a Blog Post People Actually Want to Read.
You Have Chosen To Keep The Existence Of Your Blog A Secret
Some bloggers would prefer to keep their blog a secret because they have chosen to use their blog as a place to vent their emotions. They would prefer to keep the following things from their friends:
- What they are angry about.
- What they are scared of.
- Whom they are in love with.
- Whom they hate a lot.
Yes, those are some of the things that people blog about and some people would rather keep those things a secret from their friends (Strange, but entirely true).
Some bloggers will use a pseudonym; for example, Crackpot 17 (That way, their friends would not know who they are if they accidentally came across their blog on the internet).
And, there are some bloggers who would set their blog on Private (That way, no one but themselves will see the content of their blog).
It Never Crossed Your Mind To Mention It To Them
I would not be surprised if a blogger said to me, “The thought of mentioning my blog to my friends never crossed my mind.”
For starters, it is not the norm to talk about your blog with friends (Unless, your real life friends are bloggers).
The biggest irony is we would quicker tell our friends to check us out in the following places:
Why do we forget to tell our friends about our blogs?
Is it because we do not see our blog as being relevant?
If our blog is a true reflection of our personality, our blog should be relevant and worthy of being mentioned.
You Want Them To Find It On Their Own
Some of us have not told our friends about our blog because we want them to discover our blog on their own.
If your friends can use Google or Bing to find out what is happening in a celebrity’s life, they are capable of using those search engines to look you up; there is a chance of your blog showing up in the search listings. However, if your blog is new, it would take search engines quite a long time to index it (That means, your friends are not going to learn about the existence of your blog until it is indexed by Google and Bing).
Some of you are probably thinking, “There is Yahoo, Startpage, Duck Duck Go and AOL.”
Well, I would like to point out the fact, that Yahoo, Duck Duck Go and AOL displays whatever is indexed by Bing. Whereas, Startpage would show whatever is listed in Google.
So, do you still want your friends to find out about your blog on their own?
One should not be afraid to tell their real friends about their blog.
After all, those people are their real friends.
I would admit, that you would have to do a bit of psychological profiling in order to choose which batch of friends would be perfect to share your blog with. For example, if you have a food recipe blog and you have friends that are chefs, there is a high probability of they checking it out.
Also, if you have friends who could not give a crap about reading and they are only interested in online games, it would make no sense telling them about your blog (Unless it is a blog that specialises in gaming).
And, let us not forget, there would be a group of friends that would gladly support any of our endeavours (Those are the friends that you should talk to about your blog).
And, if none of your friends are interested in your blog, it is a sign from the universe, that you need to find yourself new friends.