Everyone wants traffic to their blog. We want it so bad, that we spend time searching the internet to read every article written about getting people to visit our blog.
Over the years, I have consumed my share of articles on how to bring traffic to my website. In those articles, I have learned that I need to create eye-catching titles that will make people read my article and perhaps read past articles and subscribe to my blog. I have learned to write content that is not too long and not too short in length. It has to be the right amount of words to cater to the sometimes, short attention span of readers. I have also learned about using keywords that allow for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), so that my blog will rank high in search engines so people will visit my blog. And lastly, I have read about creating a free E-Book, sharing my post on social media, guest blogging, and commenting on other websites, all to have people click my name and direct them to my website.
Wow! That is a lot of information.
I will be honest, after I read dozens of those articles, I felt as if I read them all. Although they are good, most of them can be summarized the same, as they give matching tips for increasing traffic to a blog.
And I will be honest, I use the tips from the many articles I have read. I write for my audience. I try my best to make sure my post are just the right length. I create titles that will have people clicking and reading that article, and perhaps others. Here are a few:
I use the right keywords for Search Engine Optimization (SEO). I also make sure that I use social media to share my blog post. So, as you can see, I do follow the advice about bringing traffic to my blog.
However, in my frustration with having my blog receive more traffic, I have learned one lesson, I must have patience. Yes, patience, the act of waiting.
Blog traffic takes time. It is definitely not something that will happen overnight…..unless you are a celebrity or someone who people are searching. For “non-celebrities” or “non-public figures”, like myself and many others, blog traffic takes time.
In the time of waiting, it requires us to not become discouraged when we don’t see the numbers where they would like. It means not checking statistics every second of the day. It means not giving up and throwing in the towel, but continuing to write, posting to your blog, no matter how many people are reading.
Trust me, I had to learn that. I was anxious, annoyed, and angry, wondering if I would ever grow my blog traffic. And I must say, I have learned to be patient. I don’t check my statistics as much as I did in the beginning. I have also gotten over the fact that some days my traffic will not be as high as others. It is all right!
So, be patient. Keep writing, keep posting, and follow those tips to get traffic. Trust me it will happen.
Just be patient!