So even though I make it seem easy, blogging is not one of the easiest things that anyone can do! Okay, so maybe anyone can do it but that doesn’t mean that they will be successful or find ways to keep their followers or readers interested. This has been a hard task for me personally because I didn’t know what people would want to read about since everyone is different. What I can say though is that I am getting the hang of it and realizing that even though I may think that no one will be interested in what I am writing about…there is always at least one person who would find interest in the same thing as me. There is always someone else who thought about the topic you are writing about already.
I may keep updating my blog ^.^
This blogging experience that I had was started solely for my social media and digital communications course in college but I think that I might keep on writing because I have learned a lot through keeping a blog and I don’t want to one of those bloggers who start off strong and then fall off after a while. And who knows I might end up being one of those bloggers eventually but I am going to try to keep this blog going. I think that I continue to have people reading my blog then I can probably find the time to keep it updated.
One of the hardest things to do is getting traffic on your blog
After doing some web surfing, I stumbled upon an article titled “The Many Challenges of Blogging” by Mehmet Ozekinci. So when I read this article, I thought to myself “well, I wish that I would have seen this article before I started my blogs so that I would have known what I was getting myself into. This article stated, “How do I get traffic for My Blog? The next big question on the minds of any blogger. Well you need audience for your blogs. And getting them is never an easy job with thousand of blogs being created every other day” (Ozekinci). This article was like a slap in the face because guess what my biggest problem was for my blog? Ding! Ding! Ding! It was getting traffic to my blog. Coming into this thinking that it was going to be easy made it even harder for me because of the assumption I had already made about it.
Besides having difficulties getting people to read my blog, I can honestly say that this blogging experience has not been so bad for me. I became interested in this as soon as I was able to start posting without the permission from my professor. I also learned that if you add something that seems a little different from your usual posts then you will get more people to come to your blog because I wrote about things strictly related to social media and I think people started to get bored with my blog so what I did was go a little topic. I wrote about cyber-bullying for one posts, which arguably is still about social media but it was a little different from what I usually wrote about. I also wrote a post about Thanksgiving and not posting while with family which is again arguably still about social media but I realized that when I went a little bit off topic more people seemed to read my posts.
This has been a learning process and I must say that I actually enjoyed it. But now that my class comes to an end I may be starting to write about more than social media now. 🙂
Ozekinci, Mehmet. “The Many Challenges of Blogging.” Search Engine Journal. N.p., 1 May 2008. Web. 9 Dec. 2013. <http://www.searchenginejournal.com/the-many-challenges-of-blogging/6767/>.