Sep 052013
 

 

ID 10091645 Three Reasons Blogging is Worth the Effort Even if Your Viewer Count is Low

Contuining to Blog when you have a low amount of viewers will eventually pay off! Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Many people are under the assumption that a blog is only worth something if you have a large amount of viewers—I say those people are wrong. Let’s be honest; we would all love to have a million viewers a month who adore our writing and praise us on the Internet. The cold hard fact is that most of us do not have anywhere close to this many viewers. So does this mean that we should just give up blogging and find another way to spend our days? Absolutely not—let me tell you why.

 

It takes time to build up blog viewers. This “if you build it, they will come” strategy doesn’t always work when you are talking about blogs. It will take time to build up a following and to gain unique views through search engine searches. The main thing is to not give up on your quest. Enjoy blogging and sharing information with the world, and eventually you may just hit those 1 million views. Below are three reasons blogging is worth it even if your viewer count is low.

 

1. Reaping the benefits of search engines. If you are ever going to gain an abundance of viewers, you need to improve your rank in the search engines. While we want to write our content for our viewers and not for the search engines, we must realize that ranking well will bring us more viewers. Provide relevant, fresh content on your website—keyword optimized, of course—and you will reap the benefits that come from ranking well in search engines—even if it sometimes takes a little while.

 

2. Stand out from the competition. If you are continually updating your blog with useful information, you will get noticed. Whether you are selling a product, providing a service or simply sharing information, you want to stand out from the hordes of blogs that offer the same thing you do. Continuing to provide your current readers with valuable insights and information will help produce word of mouth advertising, which may come in the form of your readers sharing your blog posts online.

 

3. Create a never-ending advertisement for your product or service. As long as your blog is up and running—and unless you remove the post—your content speaks as a continuous advertisement for what you are offering the online world. Other forms of advertising eventually end—newspaper ads, TV spots or magazine advertisements. While views of a specific blog post may drop off as you add more content and the blog ages, viewers may end up finding your post in the search engines two years from now. Don’t think of your blog posts as a short term investment. Realize that you may gain viewers months or years down the line simply because they stumble upon a post you wrote ages ago.

 

If you continue to add quality content to your blog, you viewership will grow. Just remember, even the most popular bloggers had to start somewhere.

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  7 Responses to “Three Reasons Blogging is Worth the Effort Even if Your Viewer Count is Low”

  1. Thanks for this encouragement to keep blogging! I think one of the most important tips for blogging is to know WHY you’re doing it. If you have your why, all the rest falls into place. If you don’t have a good reason to blog, then you won’t blog…and it won’t matter how many benefits there are.

    Stay true to you,
    Laurie
    Laurie recently posted..Signs of an Abusive Relationship – and How to SurviveMy Profile

    • Laurie, thank you for stopping by and commenting. Blogging can often be a daunting task–even when you enjoy it. You are definitely right, you must know and understand why you are blogging if you want to keep at it. Thanks again for the comment.

  2. It is so hard not to stay focused on “popularity” at times however you are so right in that you have to keep going no matter the numbers. I love your tips on how to stay focused while maintaining a sense of business about it all. I definitely need to work on my search engine optimization… as well as my keywords :) Lots to do.
    Tamala recently posted..Results From My First Facebook Ad ExperimentMy Profile

    • Tamala, thank you for commenting. You are right, it can be hard not to get caught up in the popularity of your blog. We live in a time where we want instant gratification in everything; and unfortunately, blogging doesn’t work that way. When I first started blogging, I wanted to see my daily views skyrocket right away–and it just didn’t happen. Fortunately, I stuck it out and have been able to see success with my blog! Good luck to you in all your endeavors and thanks again for stopping by!

  3. I love your thoughtful post! Blogging is like positive thinking or shining your Light. It’s Love and Self-Expression. I don’t control the outcome ~ still, I dream of a million readers!
    Martine Joseph recently posted..New Beginnings: Let Go of What Holds You BackMy Profile

    • Thank you so much for your warm comment! I too hope I can get to that “1 million” level some day. But if I don’t, I will have had a great time trying!

  4. Thank you for the short, but encouraging, post to have folks keep on sharing in the best ways possible! The title got my attention so I stopped on over to read it. Have a super day!
    Lee Wise recently posted..Motivation For Marketers – Wisdom Means TradingMy Profile

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