A huge thank you to Aki (The Learnify) for nominating me! We’re friends for only a few days and you’re already throwing me reasons to smile so I’m sharing this with everyone- To spread the smiles lol!
So before we go on, in order to accept this award, I gotta follow the rules and complete the following tasks- or what I prefer to call, the “Trials of Ascension” (It’s more fun this way 😉
The Rules (ToA)
1: Write a post to show your award. [Checked]
2: Thank the person that nominated you. [Checked]
3: Briefly describe your journey as a blogger.
4: Give advice to other bloggers.
5: Nominate the deserving ones.
My journey as a blogger
It’s been epically fun and enlightening! I’ve made quite a number of friends and definitely met a lot of people, all of which, have taught me things which I otherwise, wouldn’t have known nor learned about the world. Let me share a little on what I’ve learned below.
From the vast different cultural lifestyle to the drastic environment, living conditions and even history that some of you guys have to live through. Aside from social issues (Anxiety, depression etc), I’ve also met people who’ve shared their tragic life stories with me and sad to say, there are some stories that started since childhood and it haunts them even till today in adulthood.
My advice to bloggers
This one especially goes out to the new bloggers.
Most of you always ask (Or secretly wonder):
“How can I get more readers and traffic?”
I was there before so I understand the frustration that you feel.
After posting something which you’ve spent hours crafting (what may also feel like a masterpiece) and having it ending up getting little to no attention IS very vexing. But don’t worry, I got an answer down below and the answer is pretty simple to understand!
You just gotta do these:
- Create – Create Great Content – By GC, I mean content that matters to people. Write about contents OR write in ways that people can relate to! Try it out and see the difference 😉
- Share – You gotta share it with people so that people will know you exist!
Heck, even a ghost wouldn’t know you’re in it’s haunted mansion if you don’t go around yelling “Hello? Anybody home??”
But of course, that’s not a recommended move if you ever find yourself in one… Which brings us to the next point;
- Seek out others – The only way to get to people is to GO to them. Seek out other blogs and other communities to get LinkedIn (See what I did there?).
Talk to everyone, comment about their posts and in return, let them come to you and then forge a relationship there!
There’s a reason why the blogosphere is such a positive community- We are all friends here! Some are even more like family 🙂
- DON’T STOP POSTING – Nobody wants to visit a blog that’s no longer active. There’s no interaction, no activity and hence, no purpose to even be there. Unless your contents are REALLY good or forever relevant somehow to people’s lives.
You’re probably thinking now:
“What?! I gotta do ALL that? I thought you said the answer was simple?? You lying Dick!”
Well first off, this is my blogpost and I’m running a Dictatorship in here so yes, I am a “Dict” 🙂
Second, I said it’s simple to understand (I even did this to the words earlier.
Made you look 😀 ) but I certainly didn’t say the process is going to be easy!
If you want traffic, that’s the best way that I know of. Now you know one of the best ways to get traffic? It’s up to you on whether you’re willing to hustle to get it. As the saying goes- You can teach a man how to fish but whether he fishes or not, it’s entirely up him.
Are you guys. Enjoy 😉
[Link Test] – http://doubleyourpresence.com/
P.S. You’d probably noticed if you went to my previous blog that there posts and articles with the same title in it. Just an FYI, the ones here on PBIY is the updated version. The gist of the article is the same – Just that some of it has been edited a little so that it’s improved upon (Even the about me page is updated!). Feel free to check out either version though!
[Image featured today in this article is by Aki (The Learnify)]