I’m very happy that you are enjoying the beginner blogger series, but I’ve taken a look at some of your posts. I see that some of you have followed the tips I gave but still have little traffic coming to your blog.

I took some time out to think about it. I studied some statistics and now I’m here with this post.

WARNING: This will be painful to swallow. If you are not serious about blogging and you are content with only a few followers and views then stop reading this post.

However, if you want to make it big time, this might bring some light on why you are not receiving your desired amount of traffic.

There are not many people who search about the topic you write about

Analyst at google have discovered the majority of blog readers are between 30-55 years old.

Yes, there are bloggers and readers who are younger (like myself) or older like many of my friends on WordPress that read blogs. But if you want to make it ‘big time’ you should blog about a topic that is searched big time.

The size of the audience you blog for is small.

If you google the top 100 most popular blogs, you will see that the amount of people who are interested in the topic they blog about is about 5million. Not 5million people who read their blog daily, but 5 million people who are interested in the topic they write about.

Your blog post are too short

I’ve been guilty of this many times before. I noticed when I wrote shorter post, I would have interaction with my audience more. I would see an increasing ‘likes’ in my topics. However, when I go to my stats I would also discover that many of the people who ‘like’ the post never even read it.

Another reason to write longer post are that it reflects to people you are not lazy and have taken time to write the post. This will resolve people sharing your content or linking back to your content in the future.

Want to stand out among other bloggers? Writing longer post will do that. Many people are too lazy to write longer posts.

You might think people do not want to read long posts, but google favors longer post over shorter posts. It shows the search engine that you have more information on your post.

When you write short posts, people would generally think you are just another boring blogger, trying to blog.

You write when you feel good but not in other situations.

Tired? Sleepy? Moody? Still write. Get started with the first word, the first sentence until you finish your post. It takes discipline to write. Not many people are disciplined in today’s world because we are told to ‘not be too hard on ourselves.’ But the truth is, if you want to achieve something in your life you will need to learn the art of discipline.

You can read books about discipline (like the neuropsychology of self discipline) it can work. However, there will be no book that teaches you self-discipline better than yourself. You already know what the word means. How do you do it? Stop procrastinating and start.

Ask yourself: How badly do you want to succeed?

There are many books available in the stores to teach you about self discipline and I’ve given a lot of money to buying those books. But after I read it, I would feel sleepy and take a nap. Then discover a new and better book to buy on the topic of self-discipline.

The only way I discipline myself is to actually start with writing a blog post. You might fail and fail until you succeed.

You count your success by the amount of likes you get per post

People can ‘like’ your post without even reading it. It happens more often then we think. Actually on a daily basis. So don’t be disappointed if no one in the beginning ‘likes’ your content.

Many people view your blog, read your content and never like or comment.

I have people subscribe to my blog who read my blog via their email. When you post consistent good content, people will come around and let you know they love your blog. The amounts of times when people commented on my blog ‘Chantal, I love your blog. I never commented before but today I just had to’ is so high.

Also, don’t be disappointed if no one comments on your post. Yes, it sucks, but you get over it. Even up until today I post things and sometimes no one will comment, but when I look at my views, it is sky high. Traffic still flows. And traffic is what you want for your blog.

Do you feel like a failure after reading this post?

If yes, then I understand. I was hesitant to write this post because firstly I’m not one to write ‘To-do’ post telling you what to do. Because I’ve paid for seminars that promised that if I did what it had told me , it would work. And  most of it didn’t.

Secondly I think in this day and age many of us are like sheep, following other people and what worked for them.

There is something beautiful in thinking for yourself. On the other hand there is something beautiful in being open to other people’s suggestions. There’s a reason many of the people who blog and follow these rules find success. It’s been proven.

In the beginning I only blogged about my cat Shekinah and fashion because those are my passions. But as you grow your passions change.

Over the years my needs have changed. I needed to make money with my blog.  Only then I listened to the advice I’ve written down above. And only then I received more traffic on a daily basis.

Blogging is a journey. You are allowed to make mistakes before you grow. I think suffering and mistakes are a necessary part of life.

In the beginning of my blog I thought I had to write about my passion and be true to myself. I was convinced of it. Four years later, and now I understand the wisdom in these ‘rules’ I’ve written in the post today. I can say that it works, but it just depends on what you want out of your blog.

Don’t be discouraged. Keep blogging. Keep learning. Change what doesn’t work for you and keep what does.

Did this post help you? Any questions?

PS:  I’ve been thinking that I’m no longer only going to post about the beginner blogger series only on Tuesday and Wednesday because there’s so many questions you asked that I still have to do blog posts about and Tuesday and Wednesday is not enough.

Happy living

Chantal xx













27 responses to “Why people are not viewing your blog/ No traffic.”

  1. SarainLaLaLand Avatar

    Very informative. I agree with what you’re saying. The bottom line is you’ll get out of it what you put in. Great post.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I’m a true believer in that! What you put in you will get out πŸ™‚


  2. MK Bhanu Avatar

    Thank you Chantal for sharing ! I am into exploring/ writing the How-to stuff but really liked the blogging wisdom expressed in simple words. Moreover these lines forced me to leave a comment here: “Also, don’t be disappointed if no one comments on your post. Yes, it sucks, but you get over it.” Thanks again πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Ah thanks for the kind words. πŸ™‚ I’m happy it is plain and simple. And it it true we get over no getting comments! Good luck with your blog! πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Carol // Aussie Mum Blogger Avatar

    Hi Chantal thanks for posting this! I am loving the series…

    This has got me thinking… I think I’m doing alright… I’m 30 blogging about being a mum and having kids… that covers alot of 30 to 55 year Olds… but what I find is that there’s alot of mummy bloggers out there which is why it’s hard work. I do enjoy it though and will continue nevertheless.

    I think its great to post when your sad, happy or flat. People like to see and know you well!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I was actually thinking about you when i wrote this hahaha! You hit the jackpot πŸ™‚ Your content is good even better then some of the well known mum bloggers I know of. Next year this time you’ll be one of those popular mum bloggers if you continue to post the way you are now. Count my words!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Carol // Aussie Mum Blogger Avatar

        Hi Chantal, this is so lovely of you to say this! I actually jumped for joy and ran to show my hubby this message πŸ™‚ I really am learning alot, and most importantly, I love doing this and will continue to do this regardless! Thank you for posting the beginner blog series – I love it. Very much appreciated!

        Hope you’re having a great weekend! Xx


  4. Renard Moreau Avatar

    [ Smiles ] Chantal, I think that a large percentage of bloggers do not promote their blog posts via social media.

    A successful blog is well promoted!

    Too many bloggers wrongfully believe that all they have to do is, only type something and press the “Publish” button.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      I agree. I’ve written a post about it πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  5. RetroCutie Avatar

    Good advice! I’m going to give it some thought in how to apply it to my blog!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚


  6. Thriftedluxe.com Avatar

    Informative AF. Gonna be utilizing a few of these, especially the length of a post.
    That said, I struggle with what to write about when I have a cute outfit but a boring day(normal errands or work).
    Any tips for that, and what’s the best length for a post in your opinion?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      hey, I will do a post on that! And a good length is 1000-1500 words πŸ™‚ It’s long enough to show people that you’ve put work into the post but short enough to keep their attention πŸ™‚


      1. Thriftedluxe.com Avatar

        Okie dokie, thanks!


  7. The AG Homeschooler Avatar

    Awesome post! I agree, longer posts show that you put more into your blog. Thank you for all the helpful information, and for following my blog! I really appreciate it!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Thank you for checking out my blog, I do appreciate it. yes I agree, longer posts distinguish you from the rest πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. The AG Homeschooler Avatar

        You’re very welcome!


  8. Laura Cameron Avatar

    Hi Chantal, it would be helpful to know what is considered a long post. Is there a word count estimate? Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Hey Laura! I like to post between 1000-1500 words per post. It’s long enough to show people that you put effort into your post but short enough to keep their attention. πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Laura Cameron Avatar

        Perfect, thank you so much for expanding on that πŸ™‚


  9. trutothegame917 Avatar

    I like this advice. What is the minimum amount of words to write on a blog. My last one was about 1200. Is that good?


    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      hey! There is really no min to write on a blog since it is your blog, but 1200 is extremely good. Better then most! πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  10. justbrittanyblog Avatar

    Beautiful written looking forward to more your great posts!! Very informative and a good way of how to gain exposure


    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. dreamfilleddaughter Avatar

    This beginner blogger series has been such an inspiration and a comfort to a newbie blogger like me! While I try not to dictate my success–in any area of my life–on the approval of others, we all know that we can be sucked in by the number of likes/follows we receive *cue me checking for the 56th time to see if I have any new likes*. This post really helps remind me to give it time, to take the time to grow, and have confidence!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Chantal De Geus Avatar

      It’s so true what you say, most of us have a tendency to be sucked in by the number of likes and follows. It made me smile! Thank you for the comment, it makes me really happy that my words are some sort of comfort to you πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

      1. dreamfilleddaughter Avatar

        I’m not sure if it’s more of a trap in the beginning when we’re so desperate to know Somebody is enjoying our blog or once you’ve got a famous blog, because you don’t want to lose your individuality for the sake of likes. You’re very welcome, I thank you for all the advice, support, and comfort! πŸ™‚


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