No one likes me anymore :(

Well, that’s not exactly true, but traffic to my blog has seriously declined. This may be in part due to the fact that I rarely post anymore (compared to my pervious attempt to post twice a week), but I also don’t comment on blogs anymore. Commenting on other blogs is like free advertising. If I comment on your post, you are likely going to check out my site to see what kind of person I am, especially if my comment provides insight (which it rarely does).

During school it was easy to post as my 30 or 40 school chums were also posting and writing about things that I directly related with. Since we have been out of school for eight weeks, I say a maximum of five people from my PR class still blog. I debated giving it up too as I figured there was no point to blog now that I had entered the workforce and am working at my ideal agency. The truth is, I like posting even if no one reads it. It is fun to get my random thoughts out and just write about whatever I want. In school we had a mandate to write and comment on six PR based posts by the end of the term. It was easy and fun as I hosted one of the most popular sites. The challenge now is to continue what we started.

I hope to start posting more frequently writing about anything and everything. Will that populate my site? Probably not. Like I said, it is rare for someone to come across your site by mistake. I once made a comment on the Inside PR podcast and instantly my blog was a happening place. Now I no longer do any blog promoting and my audience (aka classmates) no longer blog, making my site one lonely place.

I still read blogs and check my bloglines at least once a week, but just don’t invest the time in it to really make it work. To be a successful blogger required commitment and dedication and time I just don’t have.

So the point of this blog is:

If you want others to read and comment on your blog, you have to read and comment on other blogs.

My Dad and Grandparents still read my blog – I guess that counts for something. Thanks, Guys!

 

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About ramsayramsay

I am a 24 year old public relations student at Centennial College and have a degree from Brock University in communications. I love to read, travel and spend time with friends and family. I enjoy writing am excited to share my thoughts on PR, social media and everyday life.

Posted on May 26, 2008, in blogs. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I read! I”ve been lurking around for a little bit now. I am a Communications Assistant by day and a part-time PR student at Humber College by night. It was fun and interesting to get the scoop on PR education from another perspective.

  2. I’m still here, baby. I’ll always be here ; )

  3. Just do what everyone else does…link bait.

  4. You like posting even if no one reads it. Ah, but some do, don’t they? I like the fact that you’re not so worried anymore about tracking it. I used to watch those traffic reports — got all excited when I cracked 1,000 hits in one day. Then my blogmeisters changed the template and I still can’t figure out how to access my stats — eight months later! Sure, I’m curious. But, really, who cares. I’m more interested in who weighs in to comment.

    So, consider this a comment.

  5. You’re right. Comments on other people’s blogs do draw them to read your blog. There are so many feeds that it’s hard to stand out. If you want someone’s attention, comment in their place. In fact, I spend more time reading and commenting than I do writing on my own blog. And I also learn more by doing this.

  6. I’ve been lurking your blog for awhile! So I’m commenting now to let you know that yes, you still do have at least me for a reader 😉 I agree with you about commenting on other people’s blogs as a means of advertising. I’m not in PR, but I am interested in reading about the PR industry and I have a blog because of what I’ve read – even though it has absolutely nothing to do with PR, or anything interesting at all really!

    /rambing …

  7. I’m glad you haven’t given up on your blog. My favorite part of blogging now is that it forces me to reflect on what’s happening around me.

    Keep it up, and I’ll keep reading your stuff.

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