Sometimes, as a blogger, we feel like we aren’t reaching anyone. Our Facebook posts aren’t being liked, our Tweets are being retweeted and comments aren’t being left.
It is hard to continue motivating yourself to keep writing when you wonder: Who is actually reading this?
I want to tell you something that you may or may not know: Some of the “BIG” bloggers have been blogging for 7 or more years. (remember that you don’t have to be a HUGE blogger to make an impact… or an income for that matter)
You need to remember that on days when you think that no one is reading it…. because when you have been blogging for 7 years, your readers are going to go back & read what you are writing NOW.
When I want to write something that is meaningful to me, or when I share (what I think are) adorable pictures of our kids, or when I give some of my best-used tips and I hear crickets chirping, I often want to:
A- Delete what I wrote “Maybe its not good at all!”
B- Crawl into a hole “Oh my goodness! What was I thinking starting a blog?”
C- Think “Ok… Ok… how can I change this?”
If you picked ALL OF THE ABOVE… I’m right there with you!
I am going to give you a few tips to make that silence golden.
1- Find out if they are, in fact, reading it. Check your analytics and see how many people read that post.
2- Do you have an image to make them say “Wow! I want to read that!” I know that we stress images a lot here, but it is so true. When I have a really great post and no one reads it, I go back, edit the images & re-“advertise” it. Guess what happens? People read it, share it and tell me about it.
3- Make sure that you are posting it in the right places.
Now for the truth of the matter…
Sometimes the only people that tell me that they liked my post is my Mom & Dad!
My Mom will call me, almost every morning, to comment about my blog post. She will say “Oh, Becky, that post made me cry!” Or “Becky, I loved those games! I remember when you played them when you were a kid!”
You know what? It is enough! It is enough for that day. It is enough to know that one person loved what I wrote.
I feel like in the blogging world, you go on little roller coasters. Sometimes you are a hit and sometimes you aren’t.
I posted this post about I’m going to bed a few weeks back & it went VERY viral, but you know what? When it is done, it will be done- my traffic has already gone back to normal (because the picture continued to spread without the link). Traffic like this happens over and over and over in the blogging world- Up & Down.
So, today, remember that someone, somewhere is reading your post!
Personally, even if I read a post, I probably don’t comment on them (because the comments take so long to do with some of the plugins), but just know you may have touched my heart or someone else’s heart today and not even realized it.
IF YOU WRITE IT, THEY WILL READ IT. (“If you build it, they will come.” )