One thing I don’t like reading the introduction lines is this.. most people don’t know how to write them – even the copywriters!
If you don’t know how to write the intro lines effectively – stop bothering about them, consider directly coming to the point.
Online readers read the content lightening fast. They don’t like reading fluff!
Lets dive into the topic now..
Why I Stopped Reading Your Blog?
You’re posting nonsense.
No matter at what pace you’re posting, your content should add value to the readers and the blog.[note]I REALLY don’t care whether you’re posting daily, weekly or monthly (who cares?), all WE need is: either inform us new things or entertain us with your writing.[/note]
Without having quality and engaging content, you can’t convince the readers to read your blog.
They will choose another blog to learn the things if you’re not providing what your readers ACTUALLY want, after all, there are gazillion of blogs out there!
What can you do?
Engaging content doesn’t mean that you need to
- research more
- spend more time on producing ONE single post or
- posting less
Your content always should add some EXTRA value to the readers. They should get benefited after reading the post. Strive to create that type of content.
If you’re focusing more on creating timeless content, then you’re really awesome. It will certainly grab more people attention in less time.
Timeless content doesn’t mean writing for next 5 days, it is.. writing for the next 5 years!
You’re focusing ONLY on money.
Don’t promote useless products which don’t add any value to your readers. They will kill the credibility of your blog in the long run. And the readers may end up with unsubscribing to your blog.
What you can do?
Promote targeted products.
Promote those products which you personally use and satisfied with.
Consider writing a FREE review if possible, you’ll surely notice the results in no time.
I don’t find YOUR posts, most of the posts are written by someone else.
Most of the people subscribed to your blog either via RSS or email just because they liked the way you create the content.
When they see most posts written by guest bloggers, they may feel deprecated with it and probably end up reading your blog.
What to do about it?
Make sure the majority posts which are getting published on your blog is: YOURS. Not others!
Follow 3:1 rule. Allow 1 guest post for every 3 posts (which are written by you).
You’re not responding to me.
- blog commenting
- social media or
No matter how busy you’re, try to respond to them.
At least make it a habit of responding to the readers queries. If you don’t respond to them, they may feel that there’s no use with your blog and they will stop following you. It’s as simple as that.
You are creating OFFLINE content, not online.
Offline writing is different, it includes large blocks of content (check out news papers, magazines etc)
Whereas online writing involves in writing in bullets, small paras etc (check out my blog ;))
Why writing long paragraphs in the blogs don’t work??
Simple answer is.. online readers are LAZY. They’ll more likely to skim the content than reading every word.
What can you do about it?
I already discussed this topic, if you want to master in online writing, consider reading this post..
When do you stop reading other blogs?
Now it’s your turn.. when did you stop reading your favorite blogs? What are the reasons behind them?