I have been observing something on my blog recently and if you are a regular reader of this blog you will also have observed the same.
The thing is, the number of comments and retweets on my posts are becoming significantly low. I will tell you boldly that my traffic is not decreasing (it is not even near that), it is rather increasing. The question that comes to mind now is that, when my traffic is increasing, why is my comments and retweets decreasing?
I still have some people who comments on my posts and some loyal followers on twitter who tweet my posts when they are online – one of them is @dragonblogger, he retweets some of my tweets when he is online.
This also goes for blog comments, How do I pay my commenters back?
This simple rule must not be ignored in blogging just as it is applicable in other areas of life “Do unto others what you want to be done to you”…What the heck? Why do I want comments on my blog when I don’t comment on the blogs of others? I discovered I have not been commenting on the blogs of others lately and this is also part of the reason why I am not getting comments, I will be subscribing to the blogs of my readers and will be making valuable comments when necessary.
Let me make this clear… if you are simply commenting here so that I can do the same to your blog then this is not the right place for you, you have been mistaken. This blog is to provide value to readers and if you don’t enjoy my articles, why make a comment anyway?
You might ask me why I am commenting on readers blogs anyway? The reason is to show them that I care and their support is really appreciated.
What If you Have no Audience?
Some newbies reading this post might be saying it is easy because I have an audience, even if I don’t I will still get lots of retweets and comments ;). All you have to do is go to the comments section of a popular blog and begin to visit the blogs of their commenters, add those blogs to your readers, retweet and comment on their posts and very soon you will be getting results.
I wouldn’t have cared (as in my true nature ;)), but I knew something is wrong! If I had not been getting lots of comments and retweets before, I would have ignored this but since I do, this will be a sign of retrogression and that is not my mark…I reject it.
What Thinkest Thou?
What do you think? Do you think I am taking the right move or a wrong one? I know I am not perfect and there are some things I have said I would do (on this same blog) that I am no longer doing (because it is wrong). I presently don’t think there is something wrong in what I am doing now and I would like to know what you think.
Do You Buy My Idea?
If you are in support of my idea, feel free to drop a link to your blog in the comments section (Yeah, In the comments section, below your comments – so that I can subscribe).
Pls, don’t drop links to adult or gambling sites or bad sites and also note that dropping links to your site is no guarantee that I will subscribe, if you have great content then I can assure you I will.