It’s a terrible thought, isn’t it?
You’re crafting away on your blog, but you cannot stop thinking of the thought if you have a chance in getting anyone to read your post.
whats different from you and from the millions of bloggers hoping for recognition?
You’re all doing the same technique, posting posts, Facebook and Twitters, leaving comments on popular blogs, the usual stuff.
But what it boils down to is does anyone care? answer is NO. Readers have witnessed this all. Hence you’re not offering anything new, so why should the readers stick around?
Answer to that question is? there isn’t an answer for this question.
You see most of the time, it feel like your in the dark, you don’t know what’s working and what isn’t working, then it becomes a guessing game.
So you here because maybe you want discover some answers, or you just want me to tell you what to do?
Short answer is, I won’t.
Trust me I want to give you the answer, because sometimes you can’t understand what to do until you understand what NOT to do. So let begin from there.
So I will show you a bunch of mediocre blogger technique, which you should NOT be doing.
1. Be Honest With Yourself
So I’m guessing the tried-and-true marketing techniques just doesn’t feel right to you, so you’re pushing it to a side in the great name of authenticity?
You see the truth is every blogger feels that way in the beginning, at end everyone has to do it anyway. With everything, to get good at something, first you must follow proven methods and mess it all up, and then you learn, basically learning from your mistakes, then yo follow proven techniques and do it correctly, and one day when you been doing it a long time, you will become the master, you will start to develop your own techniques. Promoting your work own work is the same process as learning to ride a bike.
And if it feels inauthentic, it’s because you’re doing it wrong, hence you need to keep practising.
2. Make Your Facebook/ Twitter/ Google+ / Pinterest / LinkedIn Following First
Now your thinking: the only reason you are not getting any traffic is because you think you need to build your following on social media platform. Once you start getting some attention, then you can promote you blog, and then you think the traffic will come just like that.
3. Tell Stories
At the end of the day people love stories, but this does not mean you should tell any story, the reason being is: telling a boring story is worse than not even telling a story, but unless you’re training in storytelling, then your story’s must be boring. If you think I’m wrong, then go to a cafe and tell a story to anyone in the cafe in a voice so loud so everyone can hear you. If everyone in the cafe stops talking to listen to you, then great! you’re a good storyteller, and they don’t, then you aren’t that great.
And nearly everybody sucks.