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6 Reasons Why No One is Reading your Blog (And How to Fix It)

6 Reasons Why No One is Reading your Blog (And How to Fix It)

  1. Sheriden says:

    As a blogger who hasn’t really looked into traffic etc much, and has just been focusing on writing and creating posts- this is so helpful! Thank you! X

    • Emily says:

      Thank you, Sheridan! I’m so glad this was helpful to you! I definitely think putting your focus on one thing at a time and really understanding the goal of your blog is really helpful when looking at what needs to be done with your blog!

  2. Colleen says:

    What would you do differently if you started your blog today?

    • Emily says:

      Oh, I love this question, Colleen! If I were to start a brand new blog today, I would put a lot of focus on my audience and who it is I’m trying to help with my blog. I would ensure that every single post had a purpose, was valuable and helped others! I would also only focus on one thing at a time instead of trying to focus on everything at once. I would choose one goal to accomplish for the week, like writing blog posts or driving traffic or focusing on research, etc. I would also pick a blogging platform that I could grow in like WordPress. I would also focus on one traffic strategy at a time and being consistent with learning that traffic strategy as well as being consistent with how many posts I posted a week! Basically, I’d have a very clear plan of action for my blog, I’d know exactly who I was talking to, what to write, how often I would write and where to market it!

  3. Andrea says:

    I recently started to really research the keywords for my blog titles and it wasn’t something I thought was mega important but I have to agree with you it is, you have to make a title that people search.

    • Emily says:

      It wasn’t something I really thought of either but once I started really digging into keywords and using words that my audience is searching for, I saw a huge leap in targeted traffic!

  4. Great tips for beginners to know!

  5. Sarah says:

    Great post! I needed this!

  6. Kirsten says:

    I am fairly new to the ins and outs of blogging and learning how to drive traffic to my blog still so I feel like a failure often when blogging. I feel like there is SO much info out there that it just starts to become a jumbled mess in my brain. I also feel like I’ve done a LOT of research but it still doesn’t stick. I am going to save your post, use your tips, and just may contact you if I have any questions! Thank you!

    • Emily says:

      I completely understand, Kirsten! The amount of information out there is so overwhelming and sometimes we spend so much time searching and trying to figure out what to do next we forget to just do it! Of course! Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions on what to do next or any questions on blogging!

  7. Heather says:

    This is very good advice! It definitely takes time to learn what works!

    • Emily says:

      Thank you, Heather! Definitely! Everything takes a bit of time to get going and really understand what is going to work!

  8. Sabiha says:

    Great tips here and i agree, everything takes time. Thinking about titles and your audience is so important x

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  9. Great tips! I still am trying to focus on lots of things without niching down too much…I am going to try and make it work 😉 I have too many interests to niche too much, but I think I have a common core!

    • Emily says:

      Thank you, Marissa! You just have to find what works best for you, your blog and your audience, so if that’s working, then that’s great!

  10. shan walker says:

    these tips are spot on! thanks so much for this!

  11. Sarah says:

    I love this. As a new blogger I’m feeling frustrated about the lack of views. Plus, I’m trying to monetize my blog, which is hard, too. Great tips. Thanks!

    • Emily says:

      I understand! Sometimes having a lower number of views than expected can be a bit frustrating at first, but it all just takes time and a few strategies and you’ll begin to see those numbers increase!

  12. Tawnya says:

    Thank you for the tips! I’m a new blogger and I need to remind myself that it takes time to gain followers and viewers.

    • Emily says:

      Growing a true following and views does take some time but it’s so worth it to really grow a community of people that love what you do and say!

  13. Emily says:

    As someone who blogs AND is an SEO Strategist, I love all of these tips you’re sharing! Really great ways to increase your visibility.

  14. Great tips, I definitely need to be more consistent and will make that a goal going forward!

    • Emily says:

      Thank you, Brandon!! Yes, consistency is definitely key when it comes to growing a true following and community!

  15. This is very helpful! I concentrate on creating content rather than the numbers but it’s still interesting to know how many people are reading and if they find it useful 🙂

    • Emily says:

      Thank you, Cristina! I agree I focus on quality content as well but I do enjoy seeing if people are really getting anything out of my posts!

  16. Courtney Byers says:

    This was so helpful for me. I feel like my traffic is up and down and I can see your points on why some posts don’t do as well.

    • Emily says:

      I’m so glad this was helpful for you, Courtney! Traffic can be up and down depending on the days of the week!

  17. Mercy says:

    Great tips! Thanks.

  18. I agree with all of this! #3, #5 and #6 are all things I’ve had to work on.

  19. shan walker says:

    I agree, searching – just research in general are so important these days to make sure your blog is heading in the right direction. 🙂

  20. Great blog post! I have been feeling quite discouraged lately and have lagged behind in promoting my blog posts on social media and my blog traffic took a deep dive. It does get very tiring to keep driving traffic using social media. I often wish I could just hit publish and forget about it.

    • Emily says:

      Thank you, Juli! I understand the frustration of always feeling like you have to be promoting and posting, it can get quite tedious at times. This is why I use Pinterest because I don’t have to work at it as hard but end up getting way more traffic from it in the long run!

  21. Leesa says:

    I needed this today! I think I need to focus more on creating content. I’ve been spreading myself too thin and trying to do everything all at once. My goal for next week is content!

  22. Love these tips. Even for a seasoned blogger.

  23. This is a great article. I recently got keysearch and been trying to update my old posts. Trying to focus on pinterest and seo! Also when I first started I was trying to be “lifestyle” but i’ve really niched down to family travel

    • Emily says:

      Thank you so much! That’s fantastic!!! SEO and Pinterest are two incredible traffic tools! Oh, family travel sounds like a really great blog!

  24. Great article, Emily! This blogging wake-up call will open the eyes especially of the new bloggers.

  25. Marli says:

    I’m so glad I came across your post! I’m a new blogger and it was super encouraging!

    • Emily says:

      That’s so great, Marli! I completely understand how intimidating it can be to be a new blogger but just keep blogging, keep writing for your audience and everything will work out!

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