5 Warning Signs of a Dying Blog

Many bloggers have created successful blogs but there are very few blogs that pass the test of time and remain popular for years. Most blogs rise with a particular trend, create some waves and fade away. What is the difference between these two types of blogs? How do you know if your blog is dying?

Lack of Passion and Blogging for Money
When a blogger lacks the passion for what he writes, it shows in his posts. If you run a blog for money it shows too. If you are focusing more on ads and reviews and asking your reader to like this and subscribe that more than providing them quality content, your blog is dying. People who subscribe to a blog have certain expectations from it. If those expectations are met, they don’t mind looking around a bit. But if you fail to provide them what they came looking for, your blog is dead in no time.

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Lack of Reader Engagement
You write, they read and they go. You don’t know who they are, what they think of your blog and what they want. One day they go never to come back and you have no idea what happened. Your blog lacked engagement. Everyone wants some attention. Give some to your readers, allow and encourage them to comment and respond to their comments. This way, you would know what they want and how they feel. They will encourage you in return.

Improper or Lack of Promotion
The best content is one that is read. The greatest pieces of art would gather dust if they do not find someone to appreciate them. Your blog is no different. Promote it through all possible means. Actively promote it through social media. If you think online promotion is not for you and readers will come to your blog and stay just because the content is good, you are mistaken.

Your Niche is Too Narrow
You don’t need the entire world to come to your blog. You need targeted audience that is truly interested in what you write. There are very few people who will be interested in 15 different subjects you write on. It is too broad niche for a blog. If you select two or three related subjects and write on them, you have more chances of gaining a good subscriber base. Similarly if you select a narrow niche, it is hard to find people who are interested in that specific type of thing.

The Wrong Perspective
Inspired by someone else’s success, you might have started your blog with big expectations. You don’t give it enough time to grow and quit too soon because of your impatience. If you think you can get famous overnight, it is a possibility but is not highly probable. Give it a chance, work on it and wait for it to grow. Remember there are actual people involved. Talk to them and listen to what they got to say. If you blog as ‘admin’ and do not use your name, you are on the road to failure.

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These are some sure shot signs of a blog going down the hill. Avoid these and you can also shine in the top blogs and create a name for yourself. It just takes some care and it is never too late to start. Go ahead and give your blog a U-turn.

Author Bio
This is a guest post by Brianne Walter who is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on samsung s3310 attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on most expensive car.


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