You May Be the Reason Your Blog is Failing

Are you struggling to attract readers to your blog?

Have you asked yourself what’s wrong with your blog?

You’re not alone.

Many bloggers struggle with building and maintaining a strong readership.  It has nothing to do with lack of great content or lack of effort but more to do with a lack of understanding of the social revolution occurring on the Internet.

If you were to examine exactly what and how you are doing things, the problem may simply be you.

Being social online is one of the key things required if you are to become a successful blogger.  It should be no secret that being a successful blogger requires a balance of social skills, great content and some luck.

Your online personality is a reflection of who you are as a person and as Chris Brogan talks about the biggest secret in social media “If you don’t like people very much, it won’t work very well.”

You will run into difficulties of developing your blog and your readership when you look at the traffic coming to your site as being just traffic.  Behind every visitor to your site there is a real person looking to add value to their online experience and capitalizing on that early on in the relationship will lead to blogging successes.

Coming to the realization that the problem may just be you can be not only a humbling experience but a very rewarding one.  It can lead to personal change and great successes in the online world.

Failing to recognize your blog is an extension of who you are will leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s wrong.  It doesn’t mean becoming a friend to all your site visitors or having people sign up for a group.

Give your visitors the courtesy and add value to the relationship you’re trying to build with them.

Isn’t their time worth at least that much?

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About Barry Wheeler

Barry Wheeler is a blogger, novice SEO, geek and passionate Newfoundlander. Operating several successful websites and online communities, Barry has started exploring the social internet and its impact on all facets of society including personal life and business relationships. Find Barry on Twitter @barrywheeler and FaceBook or on his website Barry Wheeler - Blogging for Success.
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