I started my blog over a month ago now, which obviously isn’t a very long time at all. And I’ve read all the stuff about giving it at least a year etc. But, the honeymoon period seems to be well and truly over now. My views have tailed off, followers are joining in dribs and drabs and ‘likes’ are about as common as a decent Nicholas Cage movie. I have my ‘hardcore’ followers who usually chip in with a comment on a few posts (you all know who you are, please look out for my Friday Shout Out post) but otherwise I would say my blog is underwhelming really.
So, I need your help to tell me where I’m going wrong. Do I need to change the design? Do I need to change my content? What posts of mine have been your favourites? What doesn’t float your boat?
I post every day, is that too much? I notice a lot of people seem to blog about inane rubbish and have thousands of followers, do I need to follow that path? Is that what the people want nowadays? After all, there are millions of movie blogs out there, and most of them are far superior to mine.
Can any of you success stories let me know how you went about becoming what you are? I always make sure I ‘like’ blog posts and leave comments where necessary. Do I need to do that but on a huge scale?
Am I doing something wrong from a technical point of view (use of tags, time of posts etc)? Or is the blog simply not worth maintaining? I realise that there are always going to be lulls in activity doing something like this, and that it really does take a long time to get a good following, but I’m impatient!!
Advice from you seasoned bloggers would be greatly appreciated.