I am Disappointed! Is This What Blogging Means?
It may surprise you to know that i almost titled this article, “blogging is over-hyped! I quit!”. I thought that this may send a wrong note to my ever supportive readers, so I came up with the one above↑
This is coming from my heart and i apologize if this article makes you feel uncomfortable. It’s ok if you just stop right here and go watch your football match. The truth they say is always bitter but sorry i am about to say it just how i feel.
Crazy Blog Statistics that will make your eyes pop ( 0_0)
- 6.7MM people publish blogs on blogging websites, and another 12MM write blogs using their social networks. (Source: NM Incite)
- Once you write 21-54 blog posts, blog traffic generation increases by up to 30%. (Source: TrafficGenerationCafe)
- Blog posts with more than 1,800 words receive the most links from other websites (Moz)
- If a blog post is greater than 1,500 words, on average it receives 68.1% more tweets and 22.6% more Facebook likes (Quick Sprout)
- Blog posts with images receive 94% more views than plain text posts (Jeff Bullas)
- Adding between 21 and 51 blog posts to your site boosts traffic by up to 30%
- … And when you’ve added at least 52 blog posts, your traffic increases by 77%! (TrafficGenerationCafe)
- There are approximately 152 million blogs on earth..
- 172,800 blogs are added to the internet daily
- 46% of people read blogs more than once a day
- There are 31% more bloggers today than there were 3 years ago
- Most people read around 5-6 blogs
Get more crazy statistics here:
- Blogging Stats Infographic
- Rise of the bloggers Blogging Statistics
Now with those statistics above, you see that the fate of the whole world doesn’t depend on a crappy blog post? In fact the earth will still rotate round its axis if you STOP BLOGGING. In the good old days when blogging was very young and tender, when no one defiled or abused her innocence, she was ONLY a means of self-expression online. It wasn’t for every Tom, Dick and Harry. It was for those who really hard something to say.
It’s so sad that some Nigerian blogs is littered with poor content that it drives me crazy at times. Any guy with a laptop with an internet connection can just register a free blog with WordPress or blogspot and start posting rubbish. You think that covering all the news and celebrity goosips in Africa will make you a blog Diva like Linda Ikeji? I doubt.
It is high time we stopped delivering junks to the public and start giving immense value.
What Blogging is……
- Blogging is loving.♥
- Blogging is caring.♥
- Blogging is sharing.♥
- Blogging is teaching.♥
- Blogging is informing’♥
- Blogging is socializing.♥
- Bogging is self-expression.♥
- Blogging is connecting to others personally.♥
- Blogging is giving value.♥
- Blogging is living 😉 ♥
If you don’t have what to post…..please do not post.
Nobody want’s to know the name of your dog. Period!
If your blog is not giving value to your readers then you’re are just another blogger next door. Do not start a blog with the sole aim of making money.
I’m not saying that it is wrong to start marking making money from your blog.
→ You should start with giving value first
→ Start with solving a problem.
→ Start with answering a question.
→ Start with helping a client.
→ Start with connecting with like-minded people in your industry.
…..then you will see like a dream the money pouring at your feet and begging to be used.
It amazes me that bloggers litter their blogs with so many ads and you keep wondering if it’s a blog or an advertising company.
I do understand that everybody wanna make money online, me too……but let me tell you that, nobody will give you a dime for not adding a value to their lives. It is a win-win game.
“I scrub your bag, you scrub mine”(Nigerian proverb).
DO NOT give your readers the slightest clue that you want to sell to them. If you do, they will run as far as their mouse can carry…..Lol….
Do not blog entirely for Mr Google…yeah right, i know how important he is to us all but remember….visitors first…search engine second.
Nobody want’s to see something like ” do you know you can make money online with my system, my system will make you money online, 753,000 people have made money online with my system” how does that sound? Like a radio with flat battery…Lol
Please my dear friend…
⇒ Say NO to poor content
⇒ Say NO to Plagiarism
⇒ Say NO to copy and paste….haba….na only you waka come?
Say NO to Mediocrity
Visitors need information, inform them
They need education, educate them.
They need answers, give it to them.
Stop littering your blog with high quality rubbish.
Give nothing less than value.
You can’t start a blog today and expect to be like LindaIkeji, Ogbongeblog, BellaNaija and a host of other hardworking bloggers who have created a niche for themselves in the blogosphere. Give immense value first.
Never start a blog and expect to become a millionaire the next day…..you are a dreamer…Lol
What it takes to have a successful blog….
⇒ It takes time.
⇒ It takes patience.
⇒ It takes money
⇒ It takes hard work.
⇒ It takes a great team.
⇒ It takes consistence.
⇒ A topic you’re passionate about.
⇒ A great domain name.
⇒ Reliable blog host…yes that’s important too.
⇒ Great marketing strategies.
⇒ Great content is King……not just any content
⇒ Good knowledge of your topic.
Take it easy with the endless Ads on your blog..
♥ Be friendly
♥ Be nice
♥ Be smart
♥ Be funny
♥ Be cool
♥ Be generous with freebies…yes people love free things… it is one of the best 4 letter word on earth
♥ And still be informative.
Now how much do you pay Mark Zukerberge to use Facebook?
Now that is immense value!
Like i said earlier, nobody will pay you for giving NO VALUE to them unless you are Kim Kardashian. Or are you?
Now take a pledge to NEVER post again on your blog unless it gives immense value to your visitors.
Please share this with your friend, sister or brother who wants to start a blog for him/her to know that there is more to blogging. Comment with #NoValueNoBlogging