As an aspiring blogger, the biggest question I face is ” Why doesn’t anyone read my blog?” Now granted, The Social nooby is barely two weeks old and I haven’t produced a ton of content, but still, the question plagues me.
Oddly enough, through following and interacting, I have gained over a hundred, yes I said hundred, followers on twitter. However, I’m learning hard and fast that having followers on twitter does not mean that they are going to check out my blog every time I post new content. As a matter of fact, I have barely seen any activity at all from twitter with the exception of getting posted on a few small social media newsletters.
So why don’t I have people checking out my blog? Well to start, I’ve only just learned that by commenting and interactions on other peoples blogs, I’ll get some people to check out my own. Well that sounds very intriguing, but I think I am like the average person, and I have yet to check out another blog post from other peoples comments on the various blogs I frequent. And retweeting and quoting tweets has not really gotten anything going either. So the few times people have checked out my blog, I consider it a real success.
Look, to me it’s all about content that catches. The guys with successful blogs have produced real quality content that a few people checked out and BAM! It grew from there. Then it’s all about consistency and quality. All it takes is that one post that goes viral. But the rest of link back, commenting, retweeting stuff is all crap. Yet I will keep on doing it, because hell, if the pros say it’s the way to go then who am I not to listen.
When I started getting into social media marketing, it was all about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. I never though blogging to be a part of it. Now blogging is all what I’m about and researching. I want to do it right. I want to create quality content that can go viral. Until that point no one is going to read this blog except you.
So what do you to get people to read your blog? And why do you think no one is reading mine?