So, a week ago, I have been basically blogging here but with low or no readership at all. A big reason for that was because I was not doing any advertising, not spamming anyone with links, just sharing it once on twitter. That’s it, just one tweet. With the enormous amount of followers I have on twitter (20), I was hardly getting one or two page views which sort of unmotivated me to write more here. No one was even noticing!
Ask any blogger, this is highly demotivating. I was constantly telling some two or three friends of mine to read, but as one should always expect, the response was bad! Frustrated, I started looking for pages or groups on Facebook with key word “Startup” in there and cleverly posted my post on first step to start-up over there. The response I got, was okay-ish.
I posted this at 12 or 13 places and got a total of 34 pageviews with 24 referred from Facebook. This accounted for 2 clicks per post. This was better than any all the previous views combined, but still it wasn’t that satisfying. Social media did help me get first visitors, but they were not loyal. They looked at one post, and moved on. To create a successful blog, you need people who follow you blog and recommend it to their friends making your traffic grow organically.
Understanding its importance, I turned to my friend for help. He had just created a blog for himself and, as everyone feels, he too had a feeling to make people read his blog. This is why I thought he would understand what I was going through and might help. He read my blog! Continue reading →