Something I’ve noticed over the past month: if I don’t post for the day or spend time surfing the blog-a-sphere, visits to my blog are nearly non-existent. By no means am I complaining, it’s just something I’ve noticed. I follow a couple of high follower blogs who give advice to new bloggers and what Suzie and Opinionated Man say is so true. Blogs with high volume views don’t happen overnight. They take hours upon hours upon hours…..of time and commitment and also immersing themselves in other’s blogs. Traffic to your blog takes work!
Again I’m not complaining about it, I like the blogging community. I started my blog for several reasons: I wanted to create a follow-ship that enjoyed my blog that one day would turn into a readership for my writing, it’s a place I can post my work so that my computer screen isn’t the only one that sees it 🙂 and truly there are some great writers/bloggers out there. People with entertaining things to say, great writing tips, beautiful photography and great advice and inspiration. Look a little deeper than your own dashboard.
Yes, it is challenging to find the gem among the desert of blogs. 1000 new bloggers join WordPress every day! You have competition for viewers, if you want to think about it that way. I’d started a WordPress blog several years ago and let it fall away, it’s not up anymore but for the longest time I’d get views when I no longer posted on it. Maybe there was an interesting post or picture. I don’t really know why. But the point of noting this is that blogging has changed. The blogging world is over-saturated with bloggers, so many options for readers to choose from. And we live in a world where social media has taken over. Teens today absorb and process stimulus so much faster than we did with multiple social media platforms. Even television programs move faster: fast paced dialogue and speedy scene transitions. All of this to keep minds plugged in before their attention switches to something else. This goes for blogging as well. Can you get a reader’s attention?
Or maybe you don’t care, which is fine. Maybe you could just write, post, and read and follow other bloggers. And enjoy the process. What are your thoughts? Do you experience the same thing when it comes to traffic?