…blog when you’ve something to say!
I’ve given this advice (though it’s not my own idea) couple of times in my previous posts.
What I felt at that time was, when you blog ONLY you’ve something to say gives:
- more time to write quality content and
- your readers gets some time to digest it.
Now, what I feel about that suggestion is this: it was the worst advice I’ve ever given.
Just one reason – it makes you LAZY.
I lost ONE month of time i.e. APRIL (this year) just because of blindly following this suggestion (yea, you’re thinking right, if I suggest anything on this blog, I’ll follow it personally).
I produced only FOUR articles in that month being a full time blogger!
And the result by the end of April?
- No traffic growth..
- Not much social media shares (likes, tweets, circles etc)
- I didn’t even improve my search traffic
What I got then??
JUST blog comments…
I averaged almost 80+ comments/post in April. Approx. this blog received 300+ comments just for that FOUR posts.
I felt very happy at that time, but now..
I feel that’s the worst advice..[alert]Because when you’re building a network around your blog, don’t give much importance to getting more comments on your blog. It will make you look like a dumb (believe me).[/alert]
Okay I’m not saying that you should not at all worry about blog comments, but don’t give your TOTAL focus on getting more comments (because they’re nothing!)
We’re blogging for money and passion not for blog comments..
Yes, I agree blog comments give more social proof, it shows an active community running on your blog etc. But still…
Once we have a thriving network and great content, we can get blog comments at anytime.
Am I right?
So focus on producing quality content regularly.
And ask yourself this questions..
- What stopping you to post daily?
- Why do you think daily posting sucks? (I personally believe that daily posting rocks if you create quality content)
- What’s your opinion on blog comments?
Now ball is in your court..
I’ll be glad to respond to each and every comment of the post…[note]Strict warning for one line commenters: I’ll remove your links from the blog and mark it as a spam, if I see one more ‘thanks for this post’ kinda comments. Please don’t do that on my blog, there are so many blogs out there which are lacking comments (you can fill their comments section by your comments), not here.[/note]