Hey Inquisitive writers! So, have you ever stopped to look at your blog, and see if you’re doing anything that could use even a little bit of improvement? Or if you’re wondering why people aren’t reading your blog as much? Well, you’ve come to the right place.
By the way, this gorgeous stock image was provided by Ashley Creates Things
*These are all MY opinions, you don’t have to necessarily follow them, I’m just suggesting them.*
But why would you check out this post? Why don’t you just search up on Pinterest what you can do to improve your blog? Well, I have been blogging for almost 2 years now (the blog anniversary is coming up soon) and I’ve done all of these things, and then people wouldn’t check out my blog, and I want to share that with you, the reader who may or may not be a blogger, so you don’t make these mistakes.
#1 Not posting often/not posting quality content
Ok, this is a major factor in why people may be unfollowing your blog. Make sure to establish a blogging schedule, so people know when to check out your blog. But also, don’t post more than once a day if you’re hoping to achieve more followers/readers. You’ll stress yourself out with posting more than once every day, and there’s a high chance that you won’t be producing quality content, which is also why people check out your blog. Only blog when you are inspired, because if you blog all the time that makes a boring blog. I even say that in my bio on the right! So what I’m saying is try to establish a blogging schedule, while posting quality content at the same time. I try to post once or twice per two weeks.
*Also be sure to check out my Newbie Blogging Tips Page! They’re not just for newbies, I use them every day!*
#2 Not replying to my comments/ignoring me
Whenever I check out someone else’s blog, and I like it, I usually leave nice comments on a couple of the posts. I would expect a reply to those comments, like “Thank you!” or something like that. If you completely ignore my comment, I would be kind of pissed off. I just took that time to check out your blog, read your posts, comment, like the post, etc. I rarely follow blogs when the person does this, and does not that many readers or followers. And if I take the time to check out your blog whenever you post, and you don’t check out my blog, over time I’ll be a little pissed that you didn’t take the time to read even one of my posts. Siyana also talks about this in this post. Fun fact: This was one of the first posts I checked out on her blog and it was why I followed it. Ironic, right?
#3 Your content doesn’t apply to me
Why would I keep following your blog if I don’t read it anymore? I follow a variety of blogs (cooking blogs, diy blogs, photography blogs, lifestyle blogs, travel blogs, book blogs, everything blogs, etc.) but that doesn’t mean I’ll follow other blogs if I’m not interested in them.
#4 I can’t navigate your blog easily
Look, I’m really lazy. Like, really lazy. I want to check out someone’s posts, read it, and maybe check out some more on your blog because maybe I didn’t have time to read it. But now I can’t even find the “posts” or “home” button because your theme for your blog is confusing and I can’t even read your blog. This doesn’t happen often to me when I read other blogs, because I use the WordPress.com reader, but I sometimes go to the actual website for your blog, especially if you are self-hosted (which basically means you have more control over your blog, vs. WordPress.com and other providers that host your blog) And then even if I want to unfollow your blog, I can’t find the “unfollow” button, which annoys me even more.
#5 Too many awards or sponsored posts
I followed your blog to read your content. If your blog is getting clogged with award posts or sponsored posts, I’m going to get kind of bored. This is why I recently switched to an award-free/tag-free blog. Yes, it’s fine if you do an award post or sponsored post sometimes, but not too much because your audience won’t be interested anymore.
So, do you have any tips to help other bloggers out there? How do you blog?