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.
———————————BOOST YOUR TRAFFIC———————————
- 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.
- 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 🙂