Every day this week I am going to write about the five main reasons why so many blogs are dying out.
1. Lack of Time / 2. Lack of Content / 3. Lack of Focus / 4. Lack of Response / and 5. Lack of Tangible Benefits
Lack of Response
- Number one is lots of comments.
- Number two is more subscribers. (Number two probably being the most important.)
In October and November of 2006, Problogger.net and Copyblogger both posted articles about getting the coveted responses all bloggers want. Regardless of the dates of these old articles the advice is fairly timeless.
The information surrounding each point in each blog post earns a decent recommendation for reading from me to you.
|10 Techniques to Get More Comments on Your Blog||10 Effective Ways to Get More Blog Subscribers|
|Written by Problogger – Oct 12, 2006||Written by Copyblogger – Nov 14, 2006|
|1. Invite Comments||1. Make it Easy and Obvious|
|2. Ask Questions||2. Be Laser Focused|
|3. Be Open Ended||3. Offer a Bribe|
|4. Interact with Comments Left||4. Use Viral E-books|
|5. Set Boundaries||5. Dedicated Subscription Landing Page|
|6. Be Humble||6. Become a Guest Blogger|
|7. Be Gracious||7. Start a Podcast|
|8. Be Controversial?||8. Post in Forums|
|9. ‘Reward’ Comments||9. Networking|
|10. Make it Easy to Comment||10. Cross-Promotional Deals|
The only one that no one seemed to consider is the fundamental importance of reliably and consistently authoring the stimulating kind of leading-edge content.