Over the past week, I’ve noticed some of my fellow bloggers have been discouraged by the progress their blog is making. For some, it’s just not doing as good as they expected and for others they just feel like the progress of their blog is at a stand-still. I can see where that would be frustrating, especially when you’re trying to monetize your blog and make somewhat a career out of it. I haven’t been blogging for a very long time. I’ve actually only been doing it for roughly 4 months now so I can’t tell you that I’ve been completely successful with mine just yet BUT I can say this – My blog is progressing much quicker than what I could have ever imagined and I’m well on my way to being successful with it! I’m not looking to make a career out of it but an extra $200-$300 per month would be nice enough for me! I just wanted to encourage and share some tips with other newbies out there or anyone who’s blog is at a stand-still and just needs a push and few reminders to keep it going!! 💛
The type of effort you put into each post matters. From the title, to the length of your post and every photo included MATTERS. It’s not anything to be stressed about but you definitely need to make sure you put some real thought into it. You can’t just throw something together and expect to get an amazing reaction from your readers.
In everything that you do, be consistent. Consistency will always produce great results. So whether you blog daily, a few times per month or just once a month.. try to be consistent about it otherwise you’ll lose your readers attention. You may have some people who really enjoy reading your blog posts to the point where they seek yours out daily for inspiration, encouragement or ideas and if they get used to you posting on some sort of a consistent basis then they’ll always know when they can come check your website for fresh new content. And if you’re concerned about numbers/stats, then those are views that you will always have. Consistency is everything so try stay on board with it.
BUILDING A COMMUNITY
OK.. this is the one I’m personally working on improving for my blog now. There is one thing that I’ve not been able to understand in my four months of blogging and it’s this question right here: How is it that a blogger has 3,000+ followers but way less than 100 likes on their posts? That’s something that just hasn’t made any sense to me at all until probably a few days ago. I realized that I’ve almost reached 600 followers but the amount of likes on my posts and sometimes my views weren’t adding up and then out of nowhere it just hit me .. even though I am connected to a lot of bloggers, many of them aren’t in the same niche as I am therefore, they’re not engaging in what I post.
For example, I’m not really interested in the cosmetic or beauty blogs. Ya know.. I’m just not the biggest fan of make-up. I’m simple. As long as I have my foundation, mascara and occasionally eyeliner then I’m good and to be quite honest with you, I’m not big on the brands either. No offense to the beauty and cosmetic bloggers but because it’s not a big interest of mine, I’m less likely to click on their posts. My niche, on the other hand, is more about personal growth, self-love and self-care. I’m most likely to click on posts that are related to my niche and vice versa. However, that is not something that stops me from supporting other bloggers. In a way, it’s kind of a “I scratch your back, you scratch mine” type of thing and I believe that’s kind of where and how so many people get so many followers but less likes on their posts. Now to resolve the issue of having entirely too many followers but not enough views requires building a community! And that just simply means that you need to connect more with people in your niche. Make sure you constantly supporting them just like they’re supporting you and soon you will find that they’ll help you grow your blog & on top of that it’ll be easier to get more views on your blog as well as increased traffic, great responses and reactions.
KNOWING YOUR AUDIENCE
I think it’s important to write about topics YOU enjoy talking about but at the same time try to make your content relatable to your audience. It’s so important to get to know your audience and pay attention to what actually captures and captivates their attention because if your followers can’t relate to what you’re writing about then you’re less likely to keep a steady amount of traffic coming to your blog. For example, if your blog is based on poetry and majority of your followers are poetry fans BUT you decide you want to do something different and try writing short stories… well, there’s a big chance that you’re gonna lose some of your views and traffic simply because that’s not what your readers/followers are interested in. I kinda think that goes back to the “building a community” thing. Try to connect with people that share the same interest as you.
Now I’ve just recently said this in one of my previous posts but if you’re trying to monetize your blog, then plan to invest in it for a long time. This is not a “get rich quick” scheme. Just like anything else, it takes time, effort, consistency and patience. A successful blog does not happen overnight. So keep writing and inspiring people!! I promise there are people out there who are willing to read and listen to what you have to say! You just gotta find the right ones and remember to stay connected to those in your same niche!! 🙂
I hope these 5 tips help you !! Don’t give up on your blog. Slow progress is always better than no progress at all. Thanks so much for reading. YOUR company is always appreciated !! I wish you much success in your blogging journey!!💖