Why Your Blog Isn’t Taking Off

There are multiple reasons why your blog might not be taking off however a lot of them are easily solvable!

Marketing- blogging is often about marketing. You need to make people want to read your blog and to just once you need to make them want to follow your blog and keep coming back. A good way to make sure people keep coming back is to be responsive in the comments and genuinely interact with followers.

Small  blogging problems– there are a lot of small problems that are easily solvable that may be why your blog isn’t taking off. Check out these posts to see if you have any of these problems and how to solve them.

Advertising– if you want your blog to really take off you need to advertise yourself. There are certain ways to do this. Firstly, you can do some actual advertising through Google, Bing or bigger blogs that have guest posts/shoutouts. Another way to advertise yourself is to be active on other peoples blogs. Let me make it clear by that I do not mean spamming other blogs with “check out my blog” comments. I mean leave genuine comments about their content, like their posts, share the ones you particularly enjoy and remember to make some new friends!

Be genuine– if your writing is genuine and you are passionate about what you’re blogging about your readers will appreciate it and keep coming back.

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117 thoughts on “Why Your Blog Isn’t Taking Off

  1. Thank you for making it simple and plain here! LOL. I will OVERLOOK a comment asking me to check out one’s blog in a heartbeat. LOL.

    “Let me make it clear by that I do not mean spamming other blogs with “check out my blog” comments. I mean leave genuine comments about their content, like their posts, share the ones you particularly enjoy and remember to make some new friends!”

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  2. If you want to create a blog for others to like it?

    You gear it towards them and they will.

    If you are doing it just for someone to like it?

    Then you can create in the dark all day and night long type of thing.

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      1. And that’s the mentality which makes the WordPress community so great.

        We all do our own things while respecting eachother enough to accept our differences at the same time.

        Free to explore ourselves completely type of thing.

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      2. Yeah I love how accepting the WordPress community is of different people and different opinions. Of course there are some that aren’t but for the most part it’s pretty accepting.

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  3. I enjoy your posts, so thank you.
    If I gain a following for my blog that would be great, however as long as I can write posts that interest people I am happy. I consider myself a bit of a storyteller. Hopefully I will get better as I go along.
    Oh, and once in a while I’ll throw in a rant or two.

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  4. I’m really glad I read this post! I’m new to blogging and I’m doing instead of procrastinating like I usually do when I want to do something. So reading posts that are actually insightful on how to acquire more skill is definitely helpful! Thank you ❤️

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  5. Hey Pooj!

    Awesome post.
    What do you think of blogs that **won’t** pick a WP plan and stay on free? Can they build an audience before making the switch or it’s too restrictive as a thing in your opinion?

    Have a stellar day. :]

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  6. A blog stands or falls by its content, without question each and every Blogger will find an audience but its success can only be measured by how good the content is. Sharing a post on FB Twitter etc is a must but that’s a whole different debate.

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  7. Great points. I do believe interacting with your readers and commenting on other blogs, go a long way too helping your own blog “take off.” It can become a challenge fitting it all in, when time is an issue.

    But, even with marketing, commenting etc, if you don’t have great content there isn’t much to get people to return.

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    1. Yeah keeping your readers interested and active in the comments section is very important although time consuming and you correctly pointed out and content is probably the most important thing to keep readers coming back.

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  8. I follow a girl who is trying to start a gaming blog and her posts are entertaining, well written, and obviously take a lot of work with planned out photo sessions and everything… but she doesn’t interact with her readers or reach out to other blogs at all. Hurts my soul to see professional looking posts go by with TWO likes and no comments. Marketing is so important… I feel like many writers think that if their writing is good, people will just find them. Doesn’t work like that!

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    1. Yeah a lot of people assume it’s only about content but personally I feel like WordPress is a community and people like to interact and feel like they’re a part of your blog. That’s what attaches readers and keeps them coming back.


  9. I found this cuz you liked my first blog post, so thanks for that. Also, great advice. My skills in reaching out to others is pretty limited, cuz I got into my teenage mind to limit my internet presence for security reasons. Kind of hard to get rid of that fear, even though I’m a no one and yea. I just love to write. My soul is in my works.

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  10. Good advice, guest posting is probably something I should try(I’ve not done it before) but I really don’t know what I’d write about as most of my posts are book reviews 🙄lol

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  11. Thank you for such wise advise. I haven’t been at this blogger business for too long. But the one thing I have noted is you must have good content and be consistent. I too have setup a PInterest Account that I hope will prove helpful in the coming days. There is also Top 100 Christian Book Review Blogs and Websites To Follow in 2020. And since by blog is Christian-based I am hoping it will prove to be helpful with traffic and revenue in the future.

    As always, thanks. Happy Hunting!

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    1. Thank you! Pinterest is a good source for traffic and I think having a Christian based blog will definitely help too. I hope you’re successful in growing your blog!


    1. I don’t use bot traffic so I don’t know much about it but I do know that it’s a bad idea because it ruins the credibility of your blog and will make you lose potential sponsors.


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