I am writing this post based on what I observed. I had previously written this article focusing mainly on Indian bloggers. This time I am updating it by taking into consideration the bloggers around the world.
Blogging has turned out to be the most common thing all around the world. It is also a taboo that only unemployed people write blogs. But the truth is even the employed people love blogging. Previously bloggers were considered basically as writers. Over a period of time, it turned into writing personal life. Half of the bloggers write thoughts and experiences. Others use it for teaching or business purpose.
It feels bad to write that most of the Indian bloggers are not really good at appreciating other’s blogs. I can clearly say most of the Indian bloggers are lacking exposure. A few years back, I came in touch with USA & UK group and I happen to understand how hard they are working for getting readers to their blogs. There were few more Indians but it was really disesteeming to see how those Indians were only interested in sharing their own blogs and not going through others. Everyone started complaining about Indian members and yet these fellows shamelessly continued to exist in the community to get readers only for their own blogs.
Back in those days, Indian bloggers were not doing it well. But in 2019 some of the bloggers are participating. Although the ratio is very low. If there are 10 Indian bloggers then only 4 will actively participate.
From the observation of a group which was specifically created only for Indian Bloggers and no one else was allowed from another country. When the same technique of connecting Indian Bloggers was being started; out of thousands of bloggers, hardly 4 or 5 were actively involved. There are good helping Indian bloggers and definitely, we don’t want to defame them because of some irresponsible bloggers.
Bloggers around the world
In my previous paragraph, I praised other countries in the World. What is the statistics of 2019?
Slowly, others are also failing to help fellow bloggers. Even with a clear idea of the Blogging Planet, not everyone is able to keep up the task of reading others work. We are now able to find that some are participating in the reciprocation but not really completing it . We can see people are just skipping away with the lies of already reciprocated.
SEO is hard to break
We are all aware of the changing SEO techniques and analytics going around. People who were gaining profit through their site are now unable to see the same level of returns. SEO techniques have expanded. The number of blogs in today’s stats is greater than the previous data. Because of this reason, it becomes difficult to stand your article on the first page. The ranking is unpredictable now unless you have a unique topic. So, everyone definitely needs multi ways of bringing traffic to their blog.
Networking is vital
Blogging is not at all easier than sayings. We need to spend time thinking and writing. The next step is to follow up on the SEO guidelines. Then the person has to start connecting with the people. We can not just post and leave. No one is going to see unless it’s shared. No one is going to see unless it’s shared 100 plus more times. The content should be the best. But, just writing content won’t work anymore.
You need to connect with people to let them know why they should read your articles. You have to read other people blogs so that they read yours. You need to credit other people work so that they think of giving feedback to your blogs too. Unfortunately, the sharing platform has reduced. People are not reading articles on previous platforms. Some of the platforms have also started charging for uploading a blog sample. Sharing is mainly limited to Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
Respect other’s work
As mentioned earlier bloggers are the writers, exceptions sellers and photographers. As per my observation, we are failing as writers community. Somewhere in the competition world, we have lost the true meaning of a writer. Thousands of bloggers have moved to their own site. Of course in the world of competition, who don’t want a personal site. But, amidst lies few bloggers who can’t afford Domain & Hosts. Hence, they proceed with a free site. Such free sites usually lose the ranking in SEO.
Every blogger wants to get attention from readers but, are they giving back the same attention to other bloggers? Are the contents appropriate or it’s only about copying someone else content? We see people who write gibberish, hence, do not hold any meaningful content but still will do their best through Marketing Strategy.
As bloggers, one must be open to appreciations as well as criticism. Many writers fail to accept criticism. They find it aggressive. Critics will help us improve and leaving a true feedback will help the person to come up with a better article. We need to uplift each other to achieve our goals.
Around the world, bloggers are usually amongst these 7 categories:
1] To earn only through Ads, content is secondary
Yes, everyone needs to earn. Blogging through affiliate links, sponsorship and ads display is helpful for many people. Blogging can definitely act as the only source or as an alternative for earning purpose.
2]To get fame
Some fellows have misunderstood that blogging is one of the steps to become popular.
3]To get readers only for own blog
4]Let everyone read my diary
5]Blogging is what anyone can do so I will also do it. Write anything !!!
6]Writing is what I love to do and don’t care whether I get readers or no.
7]And there are another bunch of people who think once they have started blogging, they can publish their own book too. P.S. publishing book is a good thing as long as your not naive & your content attract readers.
As the quote says,“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that”
I am thankful to the people who had been taking out time from their busy schedules and genuinely helping other writers with their honest feedback.
“GIVE & TAKE”
The amount of time you spend in sharing your links on all social platforms, try to give half of that time to read other’s blogs too.
A coterie of writers can lead to a better writing world. Everyone has to come forward and be involved actively in encouraging others by keeping everyone’s work alive.
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