Blogging made simple #3 – Two ways to boost your traffic (Followers don’t matter!)

Okay fine, they matter if you want to figure out how long someone’s been blogging.  

But that’s it!

Follower count has nothing to do with how much traffic you earn or how many readers. You could have 1 million followers and 1,000 dedicated readers (generously speaking).

A blog with 100 followers could have more traffic than one with a 1,000.

All it tells us is how long you’ve been blogging!

Same is the case with YouTube. Subscriber count doesn’t matter because it doesn’t guarantee you have traffic. Any blogger can do the classic, “follow4follow“.

No blogger will ever have 1,000 followers and 1,000 readers. It’ll never happen. 

Leaders vs followers illustrative

———————————BOOST YOUR TRAFFIC———————————

  1. Be a loyal reader yourself. Return the favor. Don’t expect your readers to read your content if you ignore theirs. Read their content too. Leave comments and provide feedback. Loyalty4Loyalty. 
  2. Create good content. Spend time with your posts. Don’t just write because you feel like you have to. You don’t HAVE to do anything. Spend at least a couple of hours with your posts, your hard work will be rewarded.

These two ways WILL guarantee you traffic. 

And eventually, your traffic will earn you money if you decided to monetize your content with ads, but your following will always remain just a number.

Such is life. If you chase followers or money, quick results or cheap thrills, you’ll get them for sure, but that’s all you’ll get. Nothing more.

Whereas hard work…well, you know.

Blogging made simple 🙂 

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  1. Most of my traffic doesn’t come from bloggers. Yes, I have my loyal blogger friends I can count on to show with their little avatar picture at the end, but most of my traffic comes from searches. Some people put up a post and after their readers read, it doesn’t do much else. All of my posts from the last 4 plus years give me stats. Some every day, some every week but at least every month. They might not leave comments or likes because they don’t have a wordpress acct but I know every time it’s been pulled up. This isn’t the only place I write. I’m in it for the long haul, not to write a diary about my day (who would search for that?)

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    1. Oh okay. I forgot to mention that, thanks for reminding me. As for not writing about your day I completely agree haha, although for some people it’s very liberating so I won’t comment. Thanks for stopping by and providing feedback, I really appreciate it 🙂 Follow for more 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the honesty 🙂 Your blog is more about your life and experiences etc. It’s harder for those to gain traffic because no one really searches for someone else’s life. Not to discourage you of course, if writing helps, by all means keep at it 🙂 I’ll keep reading 🙂

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  2. Good advice. I hate the Follow4Follow game. My growth in followers has been organic via engagement mostly in the pool. I don’t even pay attention to the stats menu. My blog is my public travel log and if I pick up readers and followers along the way great. I am still holding on to my day job for the time being.

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