5 Things That Some Bloggers Fail To Understand

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Where blogging is concerned, we are all at various degrees of understanding (One blogger may have a clear understanding of a particular thing, while another blogger may have a very hard time wrapping his or her mind around the same concept).

The nice thing is that no blogger remains ignorant forever; they are taught certain things by other bloggers, or they eventually figure things out for themselves.

Hey, I know that I have piqued your curiosity. So, without further ado, it is time for me to shed light on some of the things that some bloggers are incapable of grasping mentally.

1.) Not Everyone Who Follows Your Blog Is Interested In It

Dear friend, it is a sad fact, that not everyone who follows your blog is interested in it (Ouch! I know that hurts a lot, but it is true).

Some people merely want you to follow them back.

As a matter of fact, it is time for bloggers to stop playing the I follow you and you follow me back game.

One should only follow blogs that they are genuinely interested in.

2.) Not Everyone Is Going To Agree With You

You have to be an extremely naive person to believe that everyone is going to agree with you.

From a realistic perspective, there will always be a bunch of people who will disagree with what you posted on your blog (And, some of those people will voice their disagreement via your blog’s comments section).

We will always have disagreements due to the fact that:

  • People have different religious beliefs.
  • People have different political affiliations.
  • People have different views on life.
  • People have different preferences when it comes to the usage of technology.
  • People have different blogging ideologies.

It is our differences that make life interesting.

If someone disagrees with what you posted and voices their opinion via your blog’s comments section, seize the opportunity to carry out a friendly dialogue ― one that allows each party to learn something new.

3.) Not Everyone Would Be In A Position To Check Out Your Blog Post On The Same Day That It Was Posted

In case you did not know, we bloggers log in to our WordPress accounts at a time that is convenient to us.

Therefore, some of your followers will be logged in on the day that you published your new blog post.

Whereas, a portion of your followers will interact with your blog whenever they take the time to log in to their WordPress account; which could be:

  • The following day.
  • A few days after.
  • Quite next week.
  • The following month.

There is no rule that states that it is mandatory for a blogger to log in to their WordPress account daily.

Those people who log in to their WordPress account on a daily basis do it out of their free will.

So, do not judge the performance of your blog post by how many people interacted with it on the same day that it was published.

4.) Not Everyone Was Meant To Be A Superb Writer

The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that everyone was not meant to be a superb writer.

I will admit, that it is possible for anyone to improve the quality of their writing.

However, bloggers have to start somewhere; whether or not, their standards match that of the top bloggers.

In regards to business-related blogging, you will need to be at the top of your game; thus everything will need to be:

  • Grammatically correct.
  • Devoid of misspelled words.
  • Easy to read.
  • Well-formatted.

In regards to personal blogging, you are granted a bit of leeway (Your viewing audience does not expect you to be perfect).

So, have fun and publish your blog posts without any fear of ridicule.

Believe it or not, the fear of not being good enough has prevented a lot of personal bloggers from publishing blog posts on their blogs (Oh, that is a pity because everyone has a story inside of them ― a story that is waiting to come out).

5.) Not Everyone’s Blog Is Going To Grow At The Same Rate

You may have started a blog at the same time as someone else, yet they have more followers than you.

While that may appear somewhat puzzling to you, the person who started blogging at the same time as you may have more followers than you because:

  • They are working harder than you in the area of blogging.
  • In spite of starting their blog at the same time as you, they had other blogs in the past (Which makes them more experienced in the area of blogging than the person who has only ventured into blogging once).
  • The links to their blog posts are shared regularly on various social media platforms.
  • People are attracted to the blogger’s personality.
  • People like the types of topics that the blogger has chosen to publish on their blog.
  • They are very good at what they do.

Okay, some bloggers will be more popular than others (And, that is the way it will always be in the blogosphere).

Never become jealous of them.

The most you can do, my friend, is to appreciate the number of followers that you have, know to yourself that your blog is going to grow and continue blogging happily.

Final Thoughts

The truth is that in spite of those concepts being easily understood by some bloggers, there are a bunch of bloggers who will find them hard to grasp mentally; such as:

  • Not everyone who follows your blog is interested in it.
  • Not everyone is going to agree with you.
  • Not everyone would be in a position to check out your blog post on the same day that it was posted.
  • Not everyone was meant to be a superb writer.
  • Not everyone’s blog is going to grow at the same rate.

Please feel free to share your opinion on what you have just read via my blog’s comments section.

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Thank you for reading!

183 thoughts on “5 Things That Some Bloggers Fail To Understand

  1. I find this post to be very frank and helpful in getting me to take a realistic assessment of my expectations vs what I’m putting in as a blogger.
    The good news: I am in a good mental place as a blogger (i.e) no unrealistic expectations + I genuinely enjoy blogging.
    The bad news: I’m far too undisciplined😅 and haven’t put in as much effort as I should. This has been a very helpful read. Thanks!

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  2. Some tough truths in here. However, I am glad I took the time to read over this. Your first point – the follow equals follow principle on WordPress – really caught my attention. I feel called to reevaluate the integrity of my own following habits.

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    1. 😄 No, Jimmy, it was never ten. I am the author; therefore, I am the one who knows that it is five and that I never went out of my way to create ten of them.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  3. I really agreed with, what you said. Everybody have got their own opinions, and we should respect them. For blogging we need to be patient, positive and time.

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  4. I am glad to have chanced on this blog. What I read here now is really correct. Especially the point that talks about the variations in the time that other bloggers get to read your posts. I used to worry about that so much but eventually got to understand how things work.

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your concerns with me.

      People can only read your blog post when they discover it and not everyone logs into their WordPress account on a daily basis.

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  5. I so agree with point no 1 and 3. I have not been able to blog regularly in the past month and I still have some follows and views. I saw 5 followers and 0 views and on days I least expect I get 12 views. As nom as you content is good you will always draw attention. Some will follow but won’t read and some will read but wont follow. Now the big question I have is which is better higher views or large no of followers

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    1. 🙂 In my case, I would go for views since I want my blog posts to be read by others.

      In regards to followers, one should not get carried away with the number of people that follow their blog.

      Why?

      Because one’s following may comprise of:

      • People who have abandoned their blogs.

      • People who log in to their WordPress accounts once in a Blue Moon.

      • People who are following your blog and are too busy to check out your blog due to the fact that they themselves are already following way too many blogs.

      • People who will only check out your blog whenever it shows up on their WordPress Reader.

      It can be quite discouraging for someone who has a large number of followers and receives a small number of incoming views to their blog.

      Thank you for participating in the discussion, Kavita.

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  6. Thank you for the truth. I’ve been a blogger for a year now and wonder why I get some followers and some not. But I’ve always been told to write what I know and I’m having so much fun. You’re post gave some insights.

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  7. In the two weeks since taking a break and working through my own blog, decluttering and streamlining, but also looking at things very closely statistically and with the experience of the last few years of both my blog and blogging in general under my belt – l have learned a new curve to understanding blogging and more importantly interactors – this is different to readers as you know all too well my friend, those who interact and engage as opposed to those who only read or not and like or not pending the 16 seconds or so they dedicate on average to each blog topically and the longer eye span over evergreen content … but l have learned more during the break and taking the time to look at things with clearer eyes than the preceeding three months before today. Of course l was decluttering and stopping things before the ‘break’, but l have learned so very much.

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  8. This is the sometimes avoided truth. At the end of the day, my blog might take a bit longer to grow compared to some else’s. I’ve even struggled to grasp that but this is how it is

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  9. Great post, friend! Agreed with every single point you’ve mentioned. As always, you were perfectly sensible and honest in what you said. The first point especially hit me very hard. Bloggers really need to stop playing the game of “I follow you, you follow me.” Some people do not read a single post but follow you. We all know why they do so. I do not follow such people until I check out their blogs and really like it. It is also very true that we grow at differnt rates and we need to grow and accept that. Every word you said there is gospel truth. Thank you for clarifying that not everyone will log on to WordPress everyday. Here I am, commenting days after you posted this write-up. Must never judge your blog with the performance on the same day of publishing. So, yeah, thanks for the enlightening post. 😊

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