Having trouble getting traffic for your Blog? Do you wish you could reach more readers? I constantly see Bloggers asking how to increase traffic to their blog. Fair enough, no problem there , I write because I love to write and not purely for traffic but each to their own.
There are various Forums for “WordPress” Bloggers … just as there probably are for other blogging formats but I’m sure that often the problem I see, is often the same no matter which provider you are blogging with.
Take the WordPress “Showcase” Forum for instance. It’s the Forum where WordPress bloggers can plug their blogs to other bloggers.
My problem is that there is a continuous multitude of messages that I have seen in the last year that all say ” See my Blog“, ” Go look at my Blog” “my blog is great ” “New Blog” ” pick me, pick me” and other words in this vein but when you open their post, that’s all it says!
Often too, the header of these posts ask in one way or another how they can generate more traffic to their blog… but what does the potential reader know about their blog from their post? Zip, Nada, Nothing, Nix.
Agggggggh!!! I just wasted precious seconds of my life for zero information and you seriously expect me click on for more???? (you can’t be serious!.. or sorry for you are totally unrealistic or very stupid) <- Grrrr, this is one of my pet hates, can you tell mayhap?
Do people assume that I, (and others) as potential readers and subscribers to your blog have unlimited time to click on links that contain Zero information about what their blog is about?
Get Real people, I do at least understand that folks have busy lives, that more demands from more sources of media are being made on our time today than any time previously in history. I also understand that there are more Blogs out there than can be read in a human lifetime and that the number of new Blogs being added is growing by the day.
I’m also a realist, not all blogs will appeal to everyone, it would actually be pretty boring if they all did. The idea is to be able to sift though the bits that don’t interest you to find the stuff that does.
After about a nano-second looking at blogs it’s clear to pick out the people who are passionate about their subject, who write well, who write from the heart or for the pleasure of writing or all of these. It also becomes painfully clear who isn’t and doesn’t.
I want to promote good Blogs… but I don’t want just a “pick me, pick me” empty advert.
So .. to Enter the Competition Please leave me a Comment on this post:
How do you enter? .. read on…
Describe YOUR blog.., Like any good advert make it catchy, make it memorable, be short and to the point, use humour, use wit, but most of all be honest, …sum up the essence of your blog, do it accurately so that no one who clicks on your link afterwards can say ” Hey what’s in the tin isn’t what was advertised on the package” and leave disappointed.
Here’s your chance to sell your blog… if you do it well, you will attract people who are passionate about the stuff you are passionate about, who share your views.. (or don’t), who enjoy debate, who like your sense of humour, your sense of style, the way you write or just plain who you are. They might even stay and keep reading future posts.
It doesn’t matter if your genre is not mine, the aim of the game is to impress readers with an advert of you that is impressive. Your honesty and passion is what counts in this. Wishy-washy and vague won’t make you stand out, we want to see your passion for what YOU blog about. Surely you are blogging because you love words so let’s see your best !
If you are a Local Heart, Global Soul reader who doesn’t have their own blog, you *might* wish to make a comment on one of the blogs in the comments that catches your eye. I’d encourage you to please do so… everyone (should) love constructive feedback. If you do, I have one tiny request to make please: Please tell us when you make your comment, that your comment stems from the post you are reading right now. That would be muchly appreciated.
The Winner is the person you impresses me most with a comment that so perfectly sums up their blog, and so well written (in my view, since it’s my competition and I’m the top brat in the playground brandishing the water pistol, throwing the sand and squealing out the rules today– Oops no, were they were my kids? ok, Phew no… ack , back to topic…) I want to look at your blog and your summary of yourself and say ” 100% it-takes-the-cake, right-on-the-button, ya-hit-the-jackpot and I can’t think of a single way to say it better”
I’m busy racking my brains for a prize to give… the easiest is that The Winner gets a free Blog Promotion here with the result of the competition from Moi, Kiwidutch. Sound like a deal?
You all have until the end of August 2010 to get your thinking caps on and to sell your stuff to the Kiwidutch readers and I will announce a winner on 1st September after I have read them all.
If you are advertising your blog in my comments, please just do it ONCE… think about what you want to write and give me the ” final version” . Readers have limited time after all… and you are trying to entice them to read more blog and not spam them.. right?… I repeat.. RIGHT?????!!!! ( to be fair on everyone, I will delete every entry except your first, so make it count!)
Bloggers write for fun, because they love communicating via the written word, Let’s show people how well we can do it… and if you DO do it well then maybe someone will fall in love with your blog too!
So, let’s be hearin’ from you!