Bloggers, Traffic, and Procrastination
I frequent a place that caters to Bloggers…lots of Bloggers. And over time I have read many threads and even more posts regarding Bloggers looking for traffic, or how to get traffic, or how other people manage to get traffic…etc…
most of them only get a few dozen or less hits a day. Some of them have very good or interesting blogs…but have virtually no traffic to speak of.
And, for the most part…quite honestly…it’s their own fault.
It’s not completely their own fault, the Internet is very large, with over 180 million distinct websitesblogs…that’s a lot of competition to get visitors/readers to your site. If you manage to even break the one million rank on a place like Alexa you’re doing better than 179 million other sites.
So the Internet is ferociously competitive…and there’s always sites lining up to knock you back a few notches so they can jump up ahead of you. So one day you might be listed at 398,000 and the next day 1000 sites may have jumped in front and knocked you back to 399,000.
So, it’s not completely the fault of these Bloggers that they are lacking traffic. But it is their fault in regard to procrastination…and in some cases indifference…you present them with an opportunity to get more traffic and they do nothing about it. They sit around as if they’re expecting a tree fairy to come whisking by with a magical bag of visitors.
They let opportunities slip through their fingers constantly.
And next year most of them , no matter how good ( or bad ) their blog is, will be right where they are now…with no change from the 25 visitors a day they had last year.
The fact is there are lots of ways to increase one’s site traffic…and most of them only take a few minutes of your time…will your site go from 25 visitors a month to getting 100’s of thousands of visitors a month, probably not….most likely not…
but you can double that 25, triple it, quadruple it…etc…
you just have to get off your ass and take advantage of the opportunities you’re presented with. Instead of sitting around complaining about terrible visitor stats and doing nothing about it.