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What to Do When Your Blog Is Boring, Part 2

by Carmela Maraan

Previously I’ve listed eight solutions for a boring blog. Now, here are six more ways to kick your blog’s visibility into high gear!

There are plenty of ways to attract attention to your blog, but keeping your visitors’ attention is serious business, even though you don’t always have to be serious about how you do it.

 

9. Poor writing

You have great ideas for topics and shared discussions, but you’re not exactly that skilled in the writing department. No matter how brilliant your blog design or post concepts are, poor spelling, grammar, sentence construction, style, and tone can instantly ruin your blog’s credibility.

Solutions:
Invest in writing development courses (you can find websites that offer writing exercises for free).
If you have the budget and connections, hire a competent ghostwriter or proofreader.
Ask trusted and more skilled friends and colleagues for honest feedback on your work before you post.

10. Inconsistency

You don’t post regularly. Or your post topics are way too random. When your readers don’t know what to expect from you, it will send them flocking elsewhere.

Solutions:
Set a posting schedule and stick to it.
Notify your audience about changes in your schedule so they’ll know when to anticipate your posts.
Queue your posts. Platforms like Tumblr, Blogger, and WordPress provide excellent post queuing services.
Make sure your posts generally stick to your blog’s central theme.
If your blog is about randomness, categorize each post by topic so your readers can easily find their areas of interest.

11. Zero optimization for mobile

Plenty of users now surf the Internet with their mobile devices. If the blog template that you use isn’t responsive, that is, optimized for both desktop and mobile devices, you lose out on a huge portion of your audience.

Solution:
Update your current blog template with a responsive one.
Once updated, indicate in your blog that it’s available to read via mobile.

If this kitten can rule the internet, so can you!

12. Minimal or zero optimization for SEO and social sharing

Face it, social media is the current universal language. If your blog isn’t tailored for SEO optimization and social sharing, its chances of taking off are likely to be slim to nonexistent due to lack of audience visibility.

Solutions:
Learn how to optimize your blog for SEO. There are plenty of free online tutorials and tools that can help you use appropriate keywords, determine the best posting schedules, and target your audience to increase your page rank.
Use a template with integrated social sharing functions.
If you’re using standalone social sharing widgets, make sure they’re easy to find and use.
Invite your readers to share and like your posts.

13. New blog

Your blog has been up and running for a few months now, and your page and post views are still practically nil.

Solutions:
Be patient. Usually, freshly launched blogs need to sit around in the market before they get noticed.
Formulate and apply a solid marketing plan to help build your community and increase your blog’s exposure.

14. Lack of community

You don’t have enough readers, and your visitors don’t return. Worse, your posts receive more spam than legit comments.

Solutions:
Determine what specific kind of readers are welcome and what aren’t.
Determine your top 3 core values.
Customize your post content according to your preferred readers and the values you wish to embody.
Actively filter out spam comments.
Engage your commenters, no matter how few they are. First-time readers are more likely to return if you respond to their comments and inquiries with relevant answers.
Invite your readers to read your posts regularly.
Hold polls, promos, and contests every so often. This allows your readers to have fun while participating more actively in your blog.

I hope these tips help improve your blog’s exposure. As always, you’re very much welcome to share other ways you can generate interest in your blog!

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Prateek April 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Social Media is the best way to attract real customers, search engines also take signals from the social sites so optimising the blog for sharing is a great way

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Noufal Binu April 15, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Carmela Maraan,
Thanks for sharing a Superb Article . I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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Jennifer Vo April 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm

Great! I am finding more ideas about by site and this is really helpful. I will apply it and hope to have good result next week. Thank you for your post.

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make money online April 20, 2014 at 2:06 am

I admit I’ve learned a lot from it. There are various ways of promoting a blog post. What works best for me is posting new content from my site to social networks like Facebook and Twitter, G+ and more and believes me its pays off.

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Gaurang Talati April 23, 2014 at 1:26 am

Newbies often fail to realize this. Design improvement, quality content, infographics and video can increase the engagement and hence your blog will look less boring. You can also improve your design and open comment section to make blog genuine.

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Hitasoft July 14, 2014 at 2:05 am

Good comment.. I agree with you

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Neha April 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I was eagerly waiting for part 2. Thanks!!!

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Rajat Sharma April 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Thats what is happening with me right now and I am really upset of my blog as I am unable to post regularly. I was in a need for some real time motivation and this post make me think again of my blog and I am going to be consistent with it.

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Mohammed Saimon April 25, 2014 at 2:03 am

Very nice post. I will definitely help me a lot in my blogging.

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Ritika April 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

I have an blog . Since last years I was working on it. but I don,t know to promote my blog for ranking. my blog not not working properly on mobile users. Can you suggest me anything what will I do?

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Carmela Maraan May 12, 2014 at 11:58 pm

Hi Ritika,

Use a responsive (mobile-friendly) template. You can find several free responsive blog templates that you can implement in your blog.

Hope this helps!
Carmela

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Dean Saliba April 26, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I have read quite a few articles recently where people suggest that people are not dedicating enough time (if any) to a site that mobile devices can access. Is this REALLY true? Are there lots of people who have not got a responsive theme that automatically changes its appearance depending on what kind of device you are accessing the site with?

I use free themes a lot when I launch new sites and I can not remember the last time I came across a theme that was not responsive.

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Carmela Maraan May 14, 2014 at 5:13 am

Hi Dean,

I still come across blogging themes that aren’t optimized for mobile use, so bloggers who aren’t up-to-date on the technicalities of the craft may still get stuck with non-responsive templates. Also, bloggers who have been active before responsive themes were implemented may undergo some reluctance about updating their site’s look and design. Perhaps they’re sentimental about their site, they feel they will compromise their site’s identity if they change templates, or they simply prefer to stick with what they’ve been doing for years. Maybe for them, mobile blogging doesn’t carry the same weight as traditional blogging.

I appreciate you bringing this up, because responsive blogging may still be an issue with some bloggers. Thanks! :)
Carmela

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Jam Plumbers April 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

I agree with the point about poor writing.

I think that in order to write well, you also need to speak well.

So that you can “write like you speak” as Seth Godin would say.

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Ashley Walker April 28, 2014 at 5:52 am

I have a some blogs and I agree that the content must be engaging not boring. Thank you for sharing this one. Some of the things you pointed really gave me some clarifications.

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Manuel Edburg April 29, 2014 at 6:36 am

Both parts are very helpful indeed. Engagement is the way to go. Thank you

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jeet sejwal May 1, 2014 at 2:28 am

Thanks sir for sharing this article. Tips is very useful for my blog.i will follow these points…..

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pawanpawar May 2, 2014 at 7:34 am

social media is the current universal language. If your blog isn’t tailored for SEO optimization and social sharing, its chances of taking off are likely to be slim to nonexistent due to lack of audience visibility.

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Dominik May 3, 2014 at 10:25 am

Thank you for sharing, it’s true I had to wait a long time when I started my new blog, but now it’s doing pretty well. And there are also nice tips and very informative

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Filipe Da Costa De Souza May 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Carmela,

thank’s for sharing your post !

Very best

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eBangali May 4, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I think writing poor content or copy paste from others is the main cause for boring. Please make a article on writing development course. It will be very gratful to you.

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Your Name May 5, 2014 at 11:48 pm

i read your all post step by step when blog is to be boring. i applause your post to share with us that is great exert for you.

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Parth salwan May 6, 2014 at 4:05 am

Hey Carmela.. Thanks for this post, You have answered my questions with this post. Thanks again

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ray May 8, 2014 at 4:24 am

optimization for seo and for mobile and also social sharing are the more important steps to get your blog atractive for visitors. thanks for sharing.

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Enrique Vega May 8, 2014 at 5:25 am

I agree with Carmela, Social Signals are the best way to make your blog interesting and interactive. Even now the mobile users grown rapidly. So it might be less interactive if you not have mobile site. Thanks for the worth ideas shared here!

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myfinding May 8, 2014 at 5:41 am

My solution is humorous posts or videos

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Melvin May 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm

I agree about those points. I’m glad I have all my sites optimized for mobile now. :)

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?ng d?ng hay cho Android May 9, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Be patient. Usually, freshly launched blogs need to sit around in the market before they get noticed.

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Aamir Lehri May 14, 2014 at 4:53 am

thanks for sharing this article just awesome work

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??? ???????? May 14, 2014 at 10:47 pm

Hey Carmela.. Thanks for this post, You have answered my questions with this post. Thanks again

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Gina K. May 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Thank you for the very useful information in parts 1 and 2. Time to re-evaluate our sites and make improvements.

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Albert Palacci May 26, 2014 at 8:45 am

Doing it the right way you cant go wrong with blogging, but you must always aim for quality first.

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suman singh May 27, 2014 at 8:33 am

Hey Carmela, These tips are very useful on blog posting, how to make your blog interesting and get good visitor on the blog.

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Edward May 30, 2014 at 2:33 am

Thanks for sharing your guide. I always love getting freebies and this one will definitely help me out with my own blogs.

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Vivek Shukla May 30, 2014 at 8:20 am

this post is quite related with my blog. my blog is really boring which result my blog traffic is very low and their bounce rate is high. i am definitely apply all your tips to make my blog interesting and get more traffic.

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Maria May 31, 2014 at 5:41 am

Wonderful tips on this wonderful blog. I just saw that you are having 5200 readers and now you have got one more. Count me in :)

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Product review June 2, 2014 at 10:35 am

Yes, i think SEO is critical important thing, sometime the content is not really attractive but do good SEO campaign will help us to pull more visitor. And then, ofcouse we need to improve the quality of our blog content. Some thing like that.
For me, the solution for this is using quality service: hire some qualified writers, using truly SEO services, and update the blog frequently

Thanks,
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pankaj mishra June 5, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Nice post, after reading this , I can make my blog more engaging. And wants to ask, how can I make search keyword selection for my blog post.

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Turkaz June 8, 2014 at 8:38 am

Carmela,

thank’s for sharing your post !

Very best

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Tomajan June 8, 2014 at 11:44 pm

Thank you for the very Helpful information in parts 1 and 2.

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is 855 a toll free number June 10, 2014 at 12:44 am

Hi Carmela,

Thank you for such lovely information. That is really helpfull. Social Media and search engines are optimizing the blogs in right way for sharing.

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John June 11, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I love to maximize my use of social media as a tool for attracting new prospects and getting the real feedback I need for growing my business.

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shohelrana June 14, 2014 at 5:00 am

Much helpful for me as I have just started a new blog. In the start it is very irritating when you are posting and posting and not receiving enough traffic. Its the hardest time for blogger I think. :p Well, I hope I will make my blog good soon. Your articles are much helpful in this matter. :) thanks

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motorbike gear June 16, 2014 at 8:20 am

Hi there!
I know sometimes people are sick of our blogs just because the blog isn’t posting on daily basis. But I didn’t know there could be so many factors for which people don’t visit or stay on our blog. Thanks for these tips. Will definitely apply them on my blog.

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Aseize Okaztle June 17, 2014 at 1:25 am

Thanks for taking your time to compose this post, and thanks for sharing the post, actually there are some i take into note while there are some i’m still yet to implement. Thanks again.

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sanjo June 27, 2014 at 1:16 am

Thanks for sharing very valuble information.The social media is very helpful to express the very fast digital marketing and search engine optimization.

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Tareq July 2, 2014 at 11:28 am

We should submit new topic to make blog better. Visitor is a great factor.

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Rahul Sati July 4, 2014 at 5:27 am

Thank you
my blog really need such tips.

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Mtanzania July 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Another thing to do add on top of the best points mentioned is using “scan-able contents”. This is a style of writing by using short paragraph (like six lines), sub headings based on ideas, bullets and numbering. by doing this the contents looks so friendly and ease to read. A reader can skip some contents that he believe he dont need them and read other on some subheadings and get the valuable meaning. this post is an example of scan-able contents.

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kuldeep July 10, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Now this a very helpful article .

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Muhammad Mairaj July 16, 2014 at 12:38 am

Excellent post sharing nice material which is definitely helpful for bloggers. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks for sharing excellent article.

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Rohit Sharma July 18, 2014 at 2:06 am

Well, This was really helpful. I just started out a blog and was facing issues related to traffic and SEO. Made my day! Thanks!

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jason July 20, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Thanks for sharing helpful ways to get blog updated and not to lose real time users

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