Your blogs don’t get read and your site gets no traffic. Sound familiar?
No offense but readers are sick of bad blog structure, boring blog headlines, and bad blog copy.
The extremely large Copyblogger infographic below depicts exactly how to structure a blog. Learn to mutate.
Follow this blog blueprint. Then add photos of dressed-up cats or naked women. Because most “readers” like pictures anyway.
Be Authentic? I’ve been blogging for 3 years
You have no idea how passionate I am about blogging and seeing good writers – even great writers – fail to attract traffic to their blogs, just because they screwed up the copy structure (and didn’t have any pictures of cats in cute outfits or photos of naked women).
A blogging friend and terrific writer gave up earlier today.
Why? Lack of traffic made the investment of time and energy seem pointless. I’ve seen this happen again and again. Good writers can’t get their posts and pages read because they don’t have a large enough audience. They write for awhile, make a few friends on-line, and then give up.
Good writing isn’t enough to bring traffic to your blog.
Your blog needs:
- SEO or Search Engine Optimization
- Social media ass kissing until it makes you into a sick joke as a writer
- Stuff that only Google knows and won’t tell you
- Lists of bullet points
Now, as I write this, WordPress SEO by Yoast is telling me that my keyword density is too high, just because I mentioned the word “blog” too many times. And at this point, I only have 152 words, and the recommended minimum is 300 words. How dumb is that? But it’s excellent guidance.
So I have to generate more copy.
You’re done reading, or should I say, skimming for videos of darling puppies jumping all over a hunky guy without a shirt.
Or maybe you thought this article could somehow make writing on the Internet easier or more successful. It’s a good start, okay.
|Those bullet points above — I’ll be honest — I have no idea how you can get them. Except for the bullet points, and I only did that to match the advice from the infographic.|
Here’s some free advice and it may be worth about as much as you paid for it. If you are a writer, it doesn’t matter. You’re only going to stick with a blog if you love to write and if you make it fun for yourself. This is my first post in about a year. I had fun writing it. I may even write another.
Now here’s a copyright-free photo of a writer I found on the Internet.