Is your blog traffic going to last forever? You think so?
Yes, it is important to build your traffic, build your blog.
But, more important is the fact that you have to keep on doing it: you have to maintain your traffic, you have to keep the visitors coming.
In this blog post, we are going to talk about Traffic Maintenance, rather than Traffic Generation – you have to have some change occasionally, right? Let’s have that change right now, right here.
Psst, I know that I can’t be the top blogger, forever!
Before I move on further, let me clarify what I mean by “forever”.
Forever means blogging for 1 or more years.
Just keep on doing it, customizing your web design, inviting guest bloggers, do what bloggers do, learn new things, share them and so on.
In this blog post, we will also talk about attitude, changing strategies and changing our styles. We will also talk about the various impacts of these changes on your blog and on the amount of traffic we receive, daily.
Now, I know. I need to realize and accept it.
Yes, you need to realize that you can’t be the top blogger forever. You also need to accept it.
Yes, it is true that with hard work and all other things, you can be the top blogger for sometime, but you can’t maintain it for a long time.
In fact, no one can do it. We all know that there is someone better than us (at every single task).
The same rule applies to blogging. There is someone better than you are. Even if that someone doesn’t have that much traffic.
Note : I also want to tell you not to view blogs with traffic stats in mind. Yes, we all do it. Every day. We read blogs, we check their stats. It is a bad habit to do so. Yes, stats can provide a good data on how well the author is blogging. But, that doesn’t mean anything. It doesn’t mean that the blogger with the least traffic doesn’t have good content. Maybe the blogger just sucks at marketing. So, don’t ever judge a blog by looking at its traffic (alone).
Do you have a positive outlook for the future ?
Do you have an optimistic attitude?
Optimistic attitude refers to “having a positive outlook for the future“.
Optimism will give you more energy and get you pumped up for more work. Optimism will help you to overcome your failures, learn from your mistakes and face the criticisms and move on.
Having a positive attitude will also help you to blog better, come up with fresh ideas, write in a better fashion, promote using unique strategies and market your blog in unique ways.
I will tell you that Attitude has always been our king.
Content is not the KING ! Having excellent content is important, but having a good attitude is more important.
To Blog, Get Traffic and Maintain it, You need to have an optimistic attitude.
Optimistic Attitude, by my definitions, also includes 7 different blogging elements. They are:
- Determination to work hard,
- Passion to keep you blogging,
- Patience to work until you achieve your goal,
- Motivation to point out why you blog,
- Confidence that you can do it,
- Effective Time Investment to do your work and
- Dedication to your task.
(these are the basic one, but you may have seen me talking about others that also play an important role).
Along with all this comes, Change.
You also need to improve/change your attitude every now and then.
Attitude also refers to having a good personality and the ability to add that personality to your posts. Even slight improvement in your attitude can bring great change (I know this from experience).
Having a good attitude, also refers to some good traits like Honesty, Commitment, Courtesy, Responsibility etc.
All of us have an attitude. All of us have these elements in our personality.
But, we use it differently. We apply it differently at different situation.
The solution to our Attitude problem is not about learning something new, rather it is more about applying what we learned (behaviors) or what we already know (like instinct behaviors).
All of these things are interconnected. If you mess up something, you are going to mess up something else too. It is a domino effect.
Having a good attitude can help you greatly with maintaining your position in the blogosphere. It will help you greatly to earn good reputation and maintain constant traffic to your blog, even if you are not posting anything.
Now, I would like to end there (about our discussion of Attitude).
Let’s talk about Change and how it plays a role.
Change Your Blogging Style
What about your blogging style?
Change also applies to your style of blogging, how you write, how you divide your content into paragraphs or even where you choose to use headlines.
All of this has an effect on your long term traffic.
You may think that they have negligible effect. Yes, they do, when you compare them individually.
But these things have an affection towards each others ; meaning that they always stick together. And, they make a Synergistic Impact.
The definition of Synergism is: The effect of sum of two or more elements are greater than the effect of the elements, individually (Yes, it is a chemical word, but it is still applicable here).
To maintain your blogging popularity, you need to change your blogging style, occasionally.
You may customize your way of writing, change how and where you insert headlines, change the way you add your personality to the post, change up your blog design, customize it, reward your readers through new features, provide incentives – the list goes on.
I always liked a change (that’s the reason why I used to change my blogger template – when I was using Google’s Blogger – every now and then).
That’s all I have to Say!
Attitude Plays an important role – focus on your attitude, not on your blog.
Change is also important. Change your styles a bit, find new strategies, apply them, share and JUST BLOG!
That’s about everything that I planned to write for this post.
Now it is your turn. Just share, comment or do something to promote this post if you liked it I would greatly appreciate it.
Do you have anything to add? Don’t you think that maintaining your blogging popularity is important ? Do you agree with me ? Do you have any thing else to say?
All comments, suggestions and criticism are welcome.
Psst: If you think that this post is old and didn’t help at all, just let me know (if you are willing to). I would greatly appreciate your honest opinion. Thank you!
Image credit: http://www.dailydawdle.com/