I’ve been blogging for what almost three years now and I am no where near a pro by any means, I don’t even try to be. Here are 5 reason your blog is failing, not necessary bad things but mistakes you could avoid. However I can share a few things I’ve learned along the ways and maybe it can save you some time and hassle. I hope these simple things are helpful to you. While there’s only 5 things here, I could talk about this more. I may just make another post about the topic. In the meantime..
5 Reasons Your Blog Is Failing
Plagiarism is a NO NO!
This one should really be common sense, but what I’ve learned from blogging and from other bloggers is never to copy another blogger’s work. It’s one thing to get inspired from one blog or another website. You should NEVER copy word from word from another person’s website. That’s frown upon in the blogger world as well as Google.
Just Another Mom Blog
Why does your blog stand out? What makes your blog different than other lifestyle blogs? Your blog has to stand out. People aren’t going to take the time out of their day to go to your blog, if you post the same things every week, same thing as every other blog.
The Lack of SEO
What is SEO you ask, it’s Search Engine Optimization. If you’re using WordPress, I suggest this plugin. By far the easiest SEO tool for your blog/website. When I first started blogging, I didn’t bother looking up what it meant, I just did what I thought was right. When I went back to fix images to older post after I switched over, I saw that none of my post had good SEO or any at all. Here’s simple steps to better SEO on your blog.
No Readers Interaction
Your blog will not be successful unless you bring the people to your blog and make them want to keep coming back. You have to keep them entertained or they will just replace you. I took this e-course the other day about building your subscribers, but it could be about your blog as well. Offer something to your readers, return comments to your readers who do comment. Get active in Facebook groups to bring new readers.
Not Active, No Traffic
Yep, I’m not talking posting every day. Depending on how serious you are about your blog and how much free time you’re able to put into your blog. Really is the deciding matter on how much you’re posting. I try to post 2-3 times a week. But my life is also so insanely crazy right now, so it’s more like once a week or 2-3 post every other week. Some easy ways to bring more traffic to your blog include sharing on social media platforms, write catchy headlines, advertise. If you have a crazy month or two. I see a lot of people doing guest posts, I have yet to try this. I am going to do this with a series I am going to do this summer.