How many blog posts have you read that try to teach you fool proof tactics that will help grow your blog’s traffic and subscribers by large amounts? Come on be honest, there are hundreds of them out there on some very popular blog sites. There are posts that list some great tactics you could use to increase blog traffic, easy steps to build blog traffic or ways for how to increase traffic and subscribers by a crazy percentage, but unfortunately this is not one of those posts. This post is about how I believe that all those other blog posts do have a ton of useful tactics and tips, but are all mixed with a lot of b.s.
Don’t get me wrong, if you put to use the tactics shared by other bloggers, you are bound to see some positive results. These other successful bloggers are not stupid, they do somewhat know what they are talking about…I mean they did somehow get their blogs to become a huge deal. I just don’t believe that there is a fool proof way of increasing readers and subscribers in such a short period of time. You can create weekly podcasts, go commenting crazy on other blogs, interview influential people and most importantly, write solid content, and it will help boost your traffic but let’s be honest, there is one important tip that most of these blog posts forget to mention. The number one key to having a successful blog is hard work.
I’m not going to sit here and preach because I personally struggle to even consistently write a blog post a week…the past few weeks are proof of that. But some of the best tips given by others are to consistently write quality posts (whether that be once a week or 2-3 times a week), follow other bloggers and engage with others through commenting, and take advantage of social media and use it as a tool to share your blog posts as well as create a larger reach. These three tips all share one important similarity…they require dedication and hard work. So my advice is not to ignore the tips and suggestions that others are giving, but to realize that they do not work like magic. It will take some time and effort to really get things rolling but it is that time and effort that will cause your traffic to increase, not the tactics themselves. Do you agree?