Are You Satisfied With Your Blog?

Are You Satisfied With Your Blog?

Most personal bloggers do not make a big fuss with their blogs.

However, those people who blog professionally will tinker with their blogs until they are satisfied with them.

Unfortunately, when it comes to blogging, satisfaction is not always guaranteed.

One Of The First Things That We Bloggers Do Is Search For A Theme

I remembered when I first started, I spent more than a half-hour looking at WordPress themes; I wanted an aesthetically pleasing theme.

The WordPress themes used to be lovely-looking years ago.

Today, you use an ugly-looking free one, or you purchase an okay-looking one.

Where the themes are concerned, those on the paid WordPress plans are granted full access to countless themes.

Those of us who are on the Free WordPress plan have no choice but to settle for the dregs — the ugly-looking, substandard themes (It is as though Automattic sees those bloggers on the Free WordPress plan as digital pariahs).

Personal bloggers would choose the least ugly-looking theme, customize it as best as they could, and begin blogging.

Regarding WordPress themes, I highly doubt that the bloggers on are one hundred percent satisfied with them.

Some Of Us Are Not Pleased With The Content That We Produce

Some of us are natural-born writers; others are not; the same things apply to those bloggers whose blogs are based on:

  • Photography
  • Cooking
  • Arts and Crafts

The good news is that almost everyone is trying their best.

And, those who are extremely well-skilled at what they do are always finding fault with their own work; it is as though their own work is never good enough for them.

Perfectionists will work on their blog posts until they reach the level of standard that they desire.

The content that fails to pass their self-imposed quality control test is either deleted or relegated to a draft.

Those bloggers who blog merely for the fun of it, seldom think twice about what they published (They want to share their creations [whether they are perfect or not] with the rest of their WordPress community).

Some Of Us Use Likes And Comments To Gauge How Well Our Blog Is Doing

First of all, it is absolutely insane to use likes and comments to gauge how well our blog is doing.


Because likes and comments are not true indicators of our blog’s success.

You and I both know that there are a handful of bloggers who press the Like button on our posts without ever reading them.

Plus, on more than one occasion, I have come across well-written blog posts from others with no likes or comments.

And, I have seen sloppily-written blog posts with tons of likes and comments.

Unfortunately, there are bloggers who would give up on blogging if their blog received very little or no interaction from others.

I will admit that it is lovely to have people interacting with your blog on a regular basis.

However, likes and comments are not everything.

By the way, if your blog is fairly new, you are not going to get as many likes and comments as the blogger who has been around for two years.

Also, a truly satisfied blogger publishes the type of content that they are satisfied with; it must get their proverbial stamp of approval first; a lack of likes or comments will not make them feel bad about their work.

Final Thoughts

Most of us are never truly satisfied with our blog because we know that there is always room for improvement.

Now, that does not mean that we are unable to experience a high level of satisfaction with our blog; for example, we can settle for an eighty-five percent satisfaction level or higher.

Thanks to our human nature, we will always find some aspect of blogging to complain about.



  1. Maryanne says:

    My blog is an addition to my personal diary; not a career.
    I do have a career in journalism and since I have more time now that I’ve deactivated my Facebook page, I’m sharing more of my articles, and would like to organically promote my books a bit more. But for the most part, it’s just an outlet to write about things in my life that I like and/or have experienced that are not in the realm of news journalism.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 🙂 Thank you for bringing that to my attention, Maryanne.


  2. vesnab7 says:

    Oh well, changing the theme on WP is quite a challenge. As you said in some of your previous articles, there is no preview button, but it immediately changes everything😰 When I started my blog, I literally had to put my account on the private mode to ‘clear the mess’.
    The second thing I’m not satisfied with is the fact that I grow really slowly, like the 🐌

    Well, at least I’m satisfied with the content I produce. It is something, right? 😃

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 🤔 Actually, there is a “Preview” button. It stopped previewing themes when WordPress introduced its new Full Site Editing themes.

      Regarding the growth of a blog, it will vary from blogger to blogger.

      And, I am pleased to know that you are satisfied with the content that you produce.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. vesnab7 says:

        You’re welcome, and thank you for writing such quality content full of valuable tips for beginner bloggers!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Grant at Tame Your Book! says:

    I’ll soon change my site’s theme (again), applying the knowledge and skills gained over the last year.

    That’s not perfectionism, but a goal of excellence. When we make perfection our goal, we soon realize it’s not attainable. A goal of excellence encourages continuous improvement, and that’s achievable—fun, too!

    After all, goals are our servants, never our master.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this topic, Grant.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Thanks for the nice post

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 You are welcome, Andrew.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sadje says:

    I’m quite satisfied with my blog.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 🙂 That is good to know, Sadje.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. I must say– I am satisfied with my blog, but I wish I had more time to write. Nonetheless, I think I make do with the limited time I have and I’m happy with my engagement (because that means more than a ‘like’) and blog layout.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing that with me, Rochelle.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Taran says:

    I write. Whether that’s important or not depends on perspective. Am I satisfied with it?


    I don’t know. What’s funny is that some of what I consider to be my worst content does the best, and some of what I consider my best accumulates Internet dust. It’s an odd mix. So I use it to see what people think based on their interactions, and these have been decidedly low since social media became everyone’s fixture. Before, the blogosphere ruled.

    I just like the writing. I’ll be content with that, I suppose.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 🙂 Thank you for letting me know the reasons why you write and also what you think of your writing.

      Since social media has become almost everyone else’s fixture, we can get our figurative piece of the pie by promoting the links to our blog posts on social media.

      Regarding social media, I have limited the number of how many of them that I use.

      An optional thing that we can do is implement SEO techniques to help extend our reach.

      Do enjoy the rest of your day, Taran.

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  8. Michael says:

    Renard, thank you for your insight on what makes people satisfied and not satisfied with their blogs. I like to think as I am writing that if I am happy with the look and sound and feel of the post, I’ve succeeded and am satisfied with my work. If others think so too, then that’s a bonus, but first I must write for myself. That’s my measure of satisfaction! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. 🙂 Thanks a lot for sharing that with me, Michael.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. John says:

    I would like to change my theme but the free themes stink so I’ve been using the same theme for a long time now. I can download and install other themes, but none of those are what I want either. Blah! Come on, WP!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🤔 Yes, John. WordPress has fallen short of impressive-looking themes.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. John says:

        A company that hosts many big-dollar company websites should do better for we tiny little bloggers.

        Liked by 1 person

  10. I could certainly use some improvements, both in the appearance and the content of my blog, but, as you said, we try to make do and do the best we can.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 Thank you for your valuable input, Dolly.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Always my pleasure, darling.

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Lex says:

    I blog about my faith walk mostly (touchy subject for some), so I didn’t expect any growth per day. It’s an outlet and I’m pretty satisfied with it. Thanks again for your helpful post – blessings to you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 Thank you, Lex.

      Liked by 1 person

  12. The only thing I’m not satisfied with is that it seems like about half of my new followers are spam accounts… 😦 But otherwise, I have fun on the blog when I can 🙂


    1. 😯 Huh? Half of your followers are spam accounts? That number is way too high, my friend.

      Well, at least, it is nice to know that you have fun with your blog whenever you can.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The more recent ones, yes. At first I was getting normal bloggers that I was happy to follow back. Now it’s about half, yes! 😥


  13. (Kitty) Cat Strawberry - Meow! says:

    I like the layout of my theme, but wish I could change the brownish colour. The other colour schemes don’t fit as I want something neutral so yes I’m not satisfied with the free theme I’ve found, but it’s a minor thing. As for commenting, it is a true show of how well your blog is doing, which means mine isn’t doing well at all as my comments have gone down to very few if any on my blog posts these days, even though I still blog regularly, even more so than I used to. 😮


    1. 😐 I am deeply sorry to learn that your blog has not been receiving many comments lately.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. (Kitty) Cat Strawberry - Meow! says:

        A shame but at least it’s still popular with search engines, lol.


  14. Lakshmi Bhat says:

    Very interesting point of view. But I like what I write and I write for myself. It is an added bonus that in WordPress I can share my thoughts and I read what others write. The world comes into my room. 😊 Blogging is fun and a very nice part of my life. Actually I never thought much about the themes. What we write and how we express ourselves is more important.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your perspective.


  15. To answer your question, yes I am satisfied with my blog. I think I made the right choice with my theme and I have no plans to change it. Likes and comments can be a tricky thing to determine, but I’d say they’re pretty balanced on my blog as well.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 That is surely good to know, my friend.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Pleasant, insightful and good blog post Renard. To answer your question, Yes, I am very satisfied with my blog in terms of its performance, stats and incoming traffic 💯🔥🔥🔥. I just checked my stats and I am amazed at how many visitors I got and the views about thousands but then again I have been blogging for almost 3 years so I can see why , I am experienced

    Also, I really don’t use likes and comments as a measurement for my blog’s satisfaction, I just write and although I appreciate the likes but the goal is to push and write consistently until you are one with blogging and I want to be one with blogging. To blog as if there is no tomorrow😁

    Lastly, perfectionism is a myth, there is nothing like a perfect blog, perfect plugin, perfect theme(The current ones are not very pleasant on the eye, very terrible in my view) and a perfect content management system. Professional Bloggers will of course want to dig a little deeper and fine tune their blogs to perfection but Persona Bloggers really don’t mind being perfect, they are all about fun just like me and that’s the key to successful blogging, to have fun writing and publishing content🙏💯

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    1. 🙂 Thank you for voicing your opinion, Mthobisi.


  17. I am delighted with my blog – the busier l have become in recent months – the more l can lower my output expectations, l do what l can when l can, and so on, and l am happier for it, but l think too l am more comfortable with my life away from the blog, making my life with the blog just as pleasant.

    I don’t care about stats, and things are as they are. I Ignore visitors, likes or views as they are ten a penny; l count comments more as they are from real people looking to interact.

    It’s not a blog dedicated to earning an income; l would be broke if it were. I am happy with the theme, yes, l am a premium, but l tend to choose one theme and work with it. The Guy blog had one theme for all of its time when active, with no tweaks or changes.

    I do look at some personal bloggers and ponder all the work they do. In many ways, some of them are more active with personal blogs than professional bloggers are with business blogs; it’s pretty fascinating, especially if they have controversial views of business blogs.

    As Mthobisi writes above, perfectionism is a myth, and a person can spend their lives chasing after it, heck l know many of them in real life who are the same. There is no perfect blog.

    But as I said, l am happy with my blog the way it is. It does as it says on the tin, and l am okay with that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 Thank you for your valuable input, Rory.


  18. Kevin says:

    I found the choice of themes available to be more than sufficient in giving me a well-presented blog. However, the key to successful blogging is good quality original content – much more important than how it looks.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 Kevin, I will not argue the fact that good-quality original content plays an important part. However, having a good-looking theme will keep the owner of the blog satisfied (Think of it as an overall package).

      Thank you for your point of view.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. I strive for perfection, but perfection is in the eye of the beholder (reader). Thanks for this post, Renard!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. 🙂 You are welcome!


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