For every blogger, author, writer, or dabbler out there that complains about lack of traffic I have a few questions you might want to ask yourself.
Do you respond to comments on your page? If you don’t respond to comments I won’t ever revisit your website. Your lack of interaction has killed any motivation I had to engage you in dialogue. Fix that and then we can talk.
How many blogs do you visit each week? Each day? If the answer is zero then why should ANYONE ever visit your blog? While you sit in your corner complaining other people are meeting new bloggers each day. It is not that blogging is dying, it is that you are killing your own experience before it even begins.
How many other posts do you comment on? If the answer is a big goose egg then you have found your problem. Comments and interaction are like “trails” that lead back to guess what? Your blog! Without a trail to follow no one will ever find you.
If no one reads your posts, comments, or “likes” them ask yourself how many times you post daily. If you only post once a week or even once a day you won’t gain much of an audience. There is only so much attention sending a single boat down the river can gain.
If no one ever revisits your website there might be a good reason why. Do you change your gravatar every day? Do you switch your template every week? Do you have a habit of closing and opening “new blogs” when you feel tired of the old one? All of these are reasons why people will stop following you. All of these are annoying as shit.
Ever wonder why no one reblogs or reboots your posts? How often do you do it for others? But people are supposed to fall over themselves to do you favors first right? That is a great attitude.
If you are wondering about your lack of success in blogging ask yourself what you are doing to pursue that success. If you are waiting for handouts and helping hands you won’t get very far in blogging. Actually you won’t get very far in life either.