Note from Jens: I’m still in Italy, and I’m still doing what I love. I’m exploring a foreign country, I’ve been to Rome (and I’ve seen so many amazing things). It’s sunny, and I’m eating a lot of pizza. It seems to be the perfect vacation for me.
I’ve received an interesting guest post from John, about threee ways you might be scaring your readers (without you even thinking about it).
Here’s John for you:
Blogging as a career has ways of presentation which, based on how smart and decisive a blogger presents himself/herself and his blog, can make your blogging career hit a milestone or hit the wall. Your appearance as a blogger is the way you present your blog. Have you ever wondered why some blogs keep on attracting many visitors and still are able to keep their earlier readers without losing them while on the other hand, some blogs cannot keep up with a single visitor?
While your blog can make your readers keep reading your posts and others keep coming, you can also impact your blog to scare away readers. The appearance you give your blog matters a lot and can also determine the success you’ll achieve with your efforts. I shall be explaining few appearances that can have negative impacts on your blogging career in this post.
Trying to Look Better than Bigger Blogs in Your Niche
Many people believe that since a bigger blog in their niche will make more success than theirs because theirs is not yet as big and popular, then they have to engage in a do-or-die affair to make sure their blog is heard better than the bigger blogs in their niche. To achieve this, many bloggers will go ahead and make their readers believe that there is nothing the bigger blogs can offer them that they can’t.
This may be true in your case, but should you carry a loudspeaker for it? If your blog has what it takes to beat another big blog in your niche off its feet readers will take note of it, even without you telling them. Trying to make readers stop reading another blog and focus their whole attention on your blog will only annoy them and make them leave your blog for good.
In the real world, people can bear with the imposing air of professionalism that surrounds the way you present yourself but not in blogging. It’s good to appear professional but on a normal level. On some level, it might be sort of confusing how you should present yourself and your blog but latter you’ll work this out without compromising the rules of blogging. When I first started my blog on Norton antivirus code, acronis true image coupon and Network Solutions Coupon, I must confess I was a bit confused whether to make it look very professional and imposing or make it too simple and welcoming. Later, by reading other blogs on coupon discounts which is actually my niche, I was able to overcome this.
Your blog should be very welcoming, it can resemble the room of your readers so that they will feel comfortable reading your blog and so they will find their desired help while you achieve your goals. It’s also important that you give your blog a tint of professionalism so that your readers will take you seriously.
I need to make Money by all Means
Another overt attitude that can kill the prospects of your blogging career is showing your readers that you need to make money from your blog by all means. That is called extortion. You don’t need to write it on the tagline of your blog before your readers would know that you are only after making juicing bulks out of their purses.
When your blog is ragged with headers and footers showing irrelevant ads and your sidebar widgets are instruments of making money, your readers will flee. Mind you, I didn’t mean you should not monetize your blog, of course you must. But in a respectable way and don’t slap your readers in the face with irrelevant ads.
John Edget is a blogger who loves to review and compare software and applications related to internet security, antivirus, family monitoring and registry cleaning. For more information click here.