3 Common Misconceptions That Are Preventing Your Blog From Growing

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  1. Love this! It’s very true that you should be focusing on the value you can give to your readers, and that you should build friends and connections with other bloggers 🙂 x

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  2. Yes! To all of this! I think some people enjoy the personal diary type blogs, but most likely those people are the bloggers family. You do need to provide your audiences with some great content that they want to come back for. And I cannot stand blogs that have a ton of ads. I love how streamline your blog is. Super clean, easy to read, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye! Nailed it!

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  3. I wrote an article, how I got 3000+ visitors in my first month of blogging. I agree with you, it’s about building a community. And finding ways to benefit your readers.

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  4. I completely agree with you stating that blogging is a community! There is so much negativity and competition in this industry, and it’s so interesting to see that. People forget that just because someone is successful doesn’t mean that you cannot also be successful. We are a community, and must remember that always. Great post xxx

    Melina | http://www.ivefoundwaldo.com

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  5. I try my best to give my readers something they will enjoy. Everything you have written is true!

    When I 1st started out, I told many bloggers that I didn’t like their NEON colors as the blog blinded me! Also music! They had GOD AWFUL music playing and there was no way to turn it off! Plus a gazillion popups! I hate popups! LOL I have NONE of this on my blog, if you want to subscribe it’s right where you can see it, I don’t need to put a popup in your face! LOL

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  6. Number two sticks out to me. Blogging is definitely a community and to be honest, the hardest part is finding another person who has content that you like.

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  7. I love this! I completely agree with you on every point! When I started my blog I had no idea what I wanted to write about. The more posts I put out the more I’m learning what my readers like and that’s what’s important. It is so hard to grow that community without interacting. I’ve subscribed to probably over a hundred blogs. But, I don’t read them all regularly because I just can’t. But, I do try to read the blogs that I’ve especially connected with and who have connected with me back. I’ve found Twitter to be the best place to build relationships because most of us don’t have a big following there and you can be really authentic and not worry about how your feed looks. I’ve made some great friends on there so far. Also, I absolutely HATE ads on blogs. It just really bothers me and I have never clicked on an ad like that. It doesn’t attract me one bit. Thank you so much for writing this post!

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    1. Im still trying to figure out what my readers like best, but I’m still pretty new to blogging. I do the same thing: read what I can and focus on the bloggers who reciprocate. Twitter has helped me a lot as well and it’s fun because I just follow a tun of other bloggers and like you said every one seems to be starting out so it’s very encouraging. Thank you so much for your comment!

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  8. I do agree on that it takes lots of work and effort to get your blog out there. You must love what you do and be passionate about to keep on doing what you do and to not to lose hope. I am always positive and I know my hard work is going to pay off one day. Thanks for this post.

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  9. These are great tips and I agree pop ups are annoying. If I get one pop up I’m annoyed but click the x to close.A second pop up? I leave the blog and don’t return….

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  10. The first bullet is very true. You have to give the people what they want. At one point I really enjoyed doing ootd posts, but those got the fewest traction. Now I write more about career advice and book reviews but incorporate the looks into the posts. Just have to be smart about meshing the two.

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  11. this reminded me of a conversation I was having with my small business support group. I was work shopping an idea and the group leader made a point by saying that, I can have all the affiliate links and ads and the best SEO out there. But readers aren’t going to come to my blog if I don’t have a decent product. i.e, the actual blog posts.

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  12. Excellent post and I agree with each point you made! (I also confess that I quickly scanned my own two blogs to make sure I wasn’t guilty of #3! I think I’m doing OK there).

    I do try to focus on my readers and what they are interested in reading, and it’s always rewarding when people leave comments confirming I have addressed/met a need. I also really appreciate the community aspect of blogging, particularly those that encourage building up rather than competing against one another.

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