I was having a conversation with a good friend of mine the other day about blog comments, subscribers, etc. About how “un-motivating” it can be to have too few of either (comments or subscribers). And it got me thinking. We’ve all been there. We stare at our inbox looking for signs of that first comment or we incessantly check our site stats and Feedburner stats for signs of life at a new subscriber.
If your blog gets few comments (and they’re few and far between), don’t fret. We’ve all be there (me too). After all, it’s hard to keep writing when you feel like no one is reading. It’s discouraging. You’re pouring your heart out, sharing your knowledge and it feels like no one is listening. Ever feel that way?
It’s ok. Again, we’ve all been there.
Keep writing. Keep publishing. Stay focused and persist. Because here’s the thing: it only takes one. One comment to get a conversation going. One subscriber that keeps visiting and bringing more. One post that goes viral attracting new site visitors.
Visit other blogs and leave comments there (it’s probably the fastest way to find new readers). Experiment and try new things (how about a video post). Identify your target audience and write stuff that’s relevant to them. Whatever you do, keep it fresh, keep it interesting and blog on.
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