Friday, July 15, 2011

No Comments - It's Ok.

A few times I've read blogs about people not getting comments and how they feel nobody supports them. Or that AfroMyNaturalHairIsHotFireAndI'veBeenBloggingForManyYears has a clique and they comment on everything she posts. When I first saw these 'comment on my blog posts' I felt pity for the blogger. Then it sort of looks desperate, demanding, and ungrateful. So, I offer a little advice on blogging.

1. Don't start the blog just to get comments, become popular, or make money. If your heart is not in it, you will be easily discouraged when things are moving slowly.

2. Give it time. It takes a while time to build a blog following.

3. Show yourself. If you have a make-up blog, don't just copy/paste the make-up all the time. Show yourself in it. Do a slideshow or video with you putting on the make-up. Sharing a recipe? Have somebody snap a photo of you or you take one of somebody eating it.

4. Ask questions or opinions! Folks love to talk, but sometimes need to be given the mic to speak up.

5. Bring people to your blog. If you have facebook & twitter and the rest of them, tell people that you have a new blog post.

6. Don't look pitiful, ungrateful, or desperate. Always, be welcoming, humble, and helpful.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%

Carol Edwards said...

This made me smile it is so true just wait and be patient... I have a new blog and I have one follower my lovely friend Naomi who has kindly advertised my blog for me...

Carmennc said...

Thank you Anonymous!

Carmennc said...

Carol, thank you! It does take time. For me, I have to show my face rather it has to be a hair update for people to comment. Also, with twitter/facebook, I'm on those when I post and get real time feedback. That instant feedback is addictive.

ChariT said...

Amen! I was just thinking this the other day...

~Blessings!

Carmennc said...

I'm all late! Thanks for stopping by ChariT and many blessings to you too!

Kreyola said...

So true!!! My blog is like an online journey so to speak. So if people leave comments I'm happy and grateful, but if they don't, it is not the end of the world either.

Imagine Perry Studios said...

Thank you. I have to say that when I first started my blog, I was really worried that no one was commenting or following. But I decided a long time ago that I blog because I love showing what I'm working on. I figure those who need to see it, will see it, and those who need to comment, will comment. I'm mostly documenting for myself its a good outlet for me.