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10 Reasons Why I Ran Away From Your Blog Post {Blogger Content Help}


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Scenario: You have a blog and it's doing well. You get many comments and a nice amount of new and returning readers. One day you write a blog post and then... nothing happens. No one comments, no one reacts or shares it. What's up?
Well, I started reading your blog post and before I got halfway through, I sighed, clicked the little X button and moved on. But why? Why would I do that to you?

Below are 10 common reasons why blog readers will give up on a post shortly after landing there.
I'd love to give you a more thorough introduction but if I don't  hurry up and get to the point, I'll be  one giant bloggy contradiction so let's get this party started.


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▲Popups, popups, POPUPS!
I was reading your blog post and just as I was getting into it, BAM right in my face: "Sign up for my newsletter!" "Get my e-book!" "Like me on Facebook!" GAH!! Even I have one! What's this world coming to?!?! My suggestion is to have your offers popup immediately instead of interrupting your readers three minutes later. OR use smaller, more subtle tools that appear in the corners or at the very top of your blog.


▲Your blog is too busy.
Your sidebars are packed with network badges, widgets, ads, photos and all kinds of goodies. It's a little distracting but fairly easy to deal with - we all have them, no biggie. I mean c'mon, how else are people going to know you're in the Crunchy Knitters Frugal Blogger Network Tribe?
When you toss things like that into the BODY  of your blog all mingled up in the text of your post, then we've got a problem. Try putting things like that at the header or footer of your posts instead and remove old or poor performing ads and widgets..


▲Too many massive hi-res photos.
Alright, I'll give it to ya. You've got a splendid camera and you know how to use it. Cool. What's not cool? Waiting all day for fifteen photos of you in slightly different poses to load.  I know it's tough to pick out the best of your photos when they're all great but you've got to get over that. Narrow your photo selection down and resize them for goodness sake! If you want more of your photos to be seen try sharing the rest of them on InstagramTumblr or make a Facebook album to share with your followers.


▲Your text is hard to read.
Your text is too big, too small, too light, too ornate or it's against a busy background. I'm sure we can all agree that it's best to put your text on a solid background but what if you want to do something more exciting? Change the style to whatever you want and ask for feedback from your readers or view your blog from a different computer or phone. On your screen the font, colors and patterns may be cute and subtle, but on other screens it could be brash and dizzying.


▲You're vulgar.
I've come across many posts and articles about mundane topics that were unnecessarily rated R. A little naughty, potty humor is just fine here and there but dropping F-bombs repeatedly in a post about cloth diapering just makes you look horribly immature.


▲Bland, insincere sponsored post.
So a company gave you something to try out and review... and you did just that. You tried it and wrote about it and I'm not at all convinced you even liked the product you reviewed.  If you didn't write an engaging review that means you probably weren't interested in the product to begin with. Don't be afraid to turn down offers when a company approaches you with something you don't dig. Instead of waiting for offers try approaching companies you're into that sell products you'd love to try are share with your readers. Send them a pitch and ask for something to review.  Often times they'll say YES!

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▲Your post was just plain boring.
Maybe you're feeling uninspired or maybe you're burnt out? Don't just plop down and toot out a humdrum post if you're not "feeling it". Step away from your blog and take a break until you get your mojo back. (In my opinion) writing boring blog posts is the number one killer of blog success. Um, I'm not sure why I didn't put this one first - but here we are. If you feel you don't know how to be more interesting or if you're writing about a rather monotonous topic try adding eye-catching stock images, funny memes or interesting quotes from famous people.


▲You're too wordy.
If you've created a list-style blog posts like "20 Ways to Eat an Orange", then give a little intro and get to your main points. There's no need to give us the entire history of the orange. If I have to scroll and scroll and scroll past a bunch of fluff to get to the meat of your post then I'm out. If you're sharing photos of your recent trip to Disney World please don't write a novella between each image. Let the photos do the talking. BUT if you are a wordy birdy you should try your hand at writing an e-book about a topic you're super passionate about. E-books are a great way to make extra money. Also check out this article I found: How Long Should Your Blog Post Be? A Writer’s Guide by Joe Bunting


▲You made it difficult to leave a comment.
Nobody likes spam and most of us have a way to prevent it on our blogs but it's so not cool to make your readers jump through all kinds of crazy hoops to leave a comment.  Email verification requirements, sneaky newsletter sign-ups and difficult captcha will make me skip over leaving a comment and send me right to the 'X' button.


▲The title of your post was misleading.
Your blog post title, "How I made $30,000 Blogging Last Month" really caught my eye so I clicked on it, read through it and you didn't give me any real details. You're just trying to sell me a book about making money blogging! Boo you!! In your titles, say what you mean and mean what you say.
Your blog relies on one thing and one thing only: your READERS. Don't do anything to make them distrust you. Or just do like me and put that stuff at the end of you post *wink*.

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So tell me ladies and gents- what makes YOU run away from a blog post?

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7 comments:

  1. These are all so good! The difficulty commenting part drives me nuts - as do the irrelevant, unenthusiastic sponsored posts. I tend to be on the wordy side myself, so I'm always walking the fine line with that one.

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  2. All true. And I've seen them all. Good post.

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  3. All very good! I would add another; posts that make you click to 12 different pages to see each single item (such as, "12 Ways to Use Vinegar" and then one to a page or even a SLOW slideshow of the 12) My time is as valuable as anyone's and I will click off a post that uses the many page technique. Thanks for a good article!

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  4. Anyway, almost any sponsored post makes me click away. Most are just one big commercial, and I've got better things to do. It's rare that I come across a sponsored post where I'm like, "Whoa - that was sponsored?! They nailed it!!" Those few posts are how I hope mine come across!
    ~Heather aka HoJo~

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  5. Might I just say that again? POP-UPS!!!!!! POP-UPS!!!!
    Oh! Lest I forget...."see how much more wonderful my life is than yours" intimations.

    YOUR LIST IS A SURE FIRE TOP 10!!

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  6. There are a lot of reasons why I stop reading a post and sometimes even the whole blog. You named a lot in your post, but another thing that bothers me, is when bloggers state their own opinion as if it's the truth and the only truth, to the point of looking down on people that don't share the same opinion. Another thing is when people mostly use their blog to show off all of the expensive stuff they have, bragging about all their possessions.

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  7. One of the biggest reasons I click away is simply that I can't't read the blog. The Pinterest/Twitter bar should he be at the bottom, like on your blog. When it is on the side, it covers the text of the article. It doesn't matter if I view it from my tablet, phone, or computer....It is an equal opportunity offender.The moment I see it on the side, I click away.

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