Friday, February 22, 2013
Has anybody noticed a decrease in foot traffic over the past few months or is it just me? It feels like no matter what I do I can't increase number of readers or comments. I have recently increased how many blogs I read and comment on to help increase foot traffic to my blog but I don't feel like I am quite the response I was looking for.
I know that not every blog I comment on is going to return the favor. I know that bloggers might have a ton of blogs they already read and have no room for new blogs or people are just really busy and don't get around to it. Back in 2010 I was getting a lot of comments and readers, not so much lately. I did some calculating and figured out that I am getting a crappy return. I have over 300 followers and average about 10 comments per post (which is very weak and I have been trying to pump up those number) which comes down to about 3% of my readers/fans are commenting. I have no idea what the average percentage is out there in the blogosphere but I thing that just sucks.
What my rambling and ranting is trying to say is that I need help producing more foot traffic to 'Just the Cheese'. I promote posts on Facebook and Twitter and I read and make quality comments on many blogs. I try to participate in blog hops and blog fests to bring people over but that only works for a short while.
Am I doing something wrong? Have my posts gotten stale and recycled? Do people that used to read my posts not find them funny anymore?
What do you do to increase your readership and solidify a decent number of comments? Have you noticed a decline in commenting? Do you have any advice that I don't have to pay for?
Posted by Powdered Toast Man at 8:48 AM