Is It All About Likes/Comments When It Comes To Blogging?


All about traffic

 

Before I start on how to build your traffic, how to get more likes, how to get more comments from my point of view, I will introduce my self

 

I’m David Hockaday, 27 years old, and I am just your friendly, ordinary blogger.  I decided to make a blog account on WordPress to upload my poems and to speak about other life issues. I must say that I have really enjoyed blogging for the past four months and it has been exactly four months since I have been blogging and I believe this is my 110th blog that I will be uploading.  Now I am going share what experiences learned about blogging. But remember, getting more followers, likes, comments is not primary, the primary thing is to blog from the heart. One thing I must say is, if you want to be a successful blogger, you have to like reading and writing.

Now when I first started blogging, I had no idea what blogging was about. I had no idea on how to gain traffic. I had no idea on how to get more likes and comments. All I knew was that I wanted a place to upload my poems, and I wanted to connect with other people. I remember the first blog that I ever liked and comment on. The blog was about opinions on having sex on the first date. Now I decided to give feedback and comment on the blog. Now to be honest, I wasn’t expecting a reply back because this blogger did not know who I was, nor has she ever heard of me, but to my surprise not only she responded but she followed me. I was not expecting that at all.  So I followed her back. I gained my first follower. So thought to myself, if I can get one follower, I get two. If I can get two, I can get four, If I can get four, I can get eight. Another words, in my mind if I can get one follower, I can get a thousand. So from that point on, little by little, I was researching all over wordpress  searching all kind of topics regarding, sex, heartbreak stories ,poetry, cartoons, deep questions, basically just anything I can relate to. To me in my honest opinion, getting my followers on WordPress is pretty straightforward as long as you show interest in the blogger’s content and you have something to offer in your content and you don’t have to have the best blog in the world to obtain a lot of followers.

Now getting bloggers to like your content isn’t too hard neither. The more followers you get, usually more than likely the more likes you will get.  Usually if you put effort in you blog and the blog is somewhat relatable, people will like your post.

Now getting comments is more complex. Getting bloggers to comment on your blog is not so easy. I’m going to talk about the comment process in my opinion. I read a few blogs, stating how to get people to comment on your posts. The blogs that I have read  about increasing the comment rate on your blogs is very accurate  and what most of them have in common is to not be boring and make sure your organized. I agree with this completely but I will talk about this depth. First of all, if you want more comments, you must reach out to other people and give sincere comments on other people blogs. If you are a blogger having trouble getting comments, ask yourself, “Do I reach out to others to comment on their blogs?” If you are not reaching out to other bloggers, you will not get any comments, you rarely get likes, and you’ll rarely get new followers. Blogging is a give and receive relationship and to be honest, for the typical blogger you will probably do more giving than receiving when it comes to blogging. When your new and nobody knows you, normally you have to be the one to reach out to people. If you’re lucky, once in a while, a blogger may reach out to you first. When you are reading through other blogger’s content, pick a time where you know where you won’t be busy, a time where you won’t be distracted and make sure your fully awake and focused. When you’re tired or busy while reading other’s content, more than likely you will find it tedious to the point you become lazy giving half ass comments. Remember you wouldn’t like it if someone gave you a half ass comment on your blog. Now I can’t lie, I am guilty of this because we are all human and none of us is perfect but if you have a habit of doing this, just make a schedule and pick a time for blogging where you are not busy like maybe before you go to bed, maybe for about half an hour before you go to bed,  use that time to blog since more than likely you won’t be distracted. 40% should be you reaching out to other bloggers, the other 40% should be you communicating and reaching out to the bloggers that already follow you, the other 20% should be used uploading your blogs and trying to find ways to improve your content. When I first started blogging, I was just uploading simple poetry, but overtime I realized that I had to improve if I wanted more traffic so I became creative because poetry can be very boring if you don’t add any style and flavor to the content your posting. So eventually I started making riddles in poetry format, I started making poetry battles(freestyle battles), writing stories, and just asking random deep questions to keep my followers entertained. I would be lying if I said keeping people interested in my content is easy because it’s not but it is definitely worth effort and I love it because the comments that I receive on my posts lights me up like a Christmas tree. So again always find ways to improve your content because nobody is perfect. In fact, look through all your posts on your blog right now, find the blog with the most comments and likes and ask yourself, “What can I do to improve this content?” Always, always respond back to people that leave comments on your post. Have common courtesy and say thank you to the bloggers that leave comments on your blog.  It’s a little rude to ignore the people that left comments on your blogs. Commenting on other people content is a lot of work and for them to leave real, sincere comments on your blog shows that they are interested in your blog. Don’t ignore because you will leave a bad taste someone’s mouth. A bad impression will affect you in a bad way and that’s not with just blogging, that’s with life in general. Also when you are reading through someone’s blog, if you disagree with what the blogger is saying or if the blogger is offensive, either politely disagree with the blogger or just move on. Don’t try to embarrass the blogger in their comment section because, that too will put a bad taste in someone’s mouth and you could lose followers because of that. Politely disagree on move on.

One important thing to remember is to blog from the heart. Yes blogging is about, getting more likes, more comments, and more followers but impressing yourself comes first. Sometimes will upload content that won’t receive any comments and that’s okay because you will always have future blogs to upload that you can focus on.  What works for me, is to leave questions at the end of your blog and telling people to comment below. Leaving questions at the end of your blog, can help you generate more comments. Another thing, make sure your blog is organized. When it comes to organization, I can’t really give advice because I don’t have the most organized blog in the world, but somehow I manage to make my blogs interesting according to my opinion. I always hated decorating and arts in craft as a kid so that’s why I don’t have the most colorful blog in the world.  Another thing about blogging , sometimes when you don’t get no comments or get very few comments from your followers, don’t be hard on yourself. Remember this world is ruled by popularity and I mean no disrespect when I say this. When you’re a new blogger, with barely any followers following you, barely any comments or likes, people will tend to skip over your blog. I know it sucks but that’s just how it is. So it’s on you, to go and search other people blogs and look for more followers and to keep commenting on other’s content. I will tell you something, according to my speculation about blogging, majority of your followers will not comment or like your post and it’s not necessarily because they are selfish and don’t care, it’s just that every blogger has their own niche when it comes to blogging. Example, a Christian follower will more than likely look for other Christian followers and will be more interested in other Christian bloggers because Christianity is probably what they can relate to. A poetry blogger will be more interested in other poetry bloggers. Look at it like this, if you’re a poetry blogger and you have mostly fashion and design bloggers, more than likely you won’t receive too many comments or likes. You may receive a lot of likes, but not that many comments because more than likely most fashion designer aren’t into the poetry and even if they are into poetry, they won’t be into poetry like the way you are into it. It’s not rude for them not to comment, it’s just everybody has their own interest.  So in a situation like this just find more poetry bloggers and comment on their blogs because more than likely you will receive more comments from poetry bloggers than fashion design bloggers if you are a poetry blogger. Whatever you do don’t blog about something you know absolutely nothing about just to impress other bloggers, be yourself, put the effort into improving your content, put effort into reaching out to new bloggers, and your original followers, try and give feedback if you can, and little by little I promise you more comments will come gradually but remember don’t get addicted to receiving comments, blogging from the heart is primary. 

 

My blogs will change the world like pinky and the brain.
With me it’s not money over everything but I’m addicted to the fame.
My words and phrases are more addictive the cocaine
but I don’t do harm to the body, I’m worthy like I’m the brother of Cain.
I plan to make Christian bloggers think different.
I plan to make comedian bloggers be like Cedric.
I plan to make poetry bloggers become more more poetic.
I plan to help new bloggers to use their passion and use dedication.
I plan to make selfish bloggers to reply to responses on comments
I plan to help unpopular bloggers to build their traffic.
I plan to help relationship bloggers that are heartbroken
and expose them to my blogs as token
to listen to the words that are spoken.
I plan to make bloggers that write erotic fiction,
to mentor a virgin.
I’m not perfect and neither are you so blogging is worth it .
Never give up, and always blog from the heart.

34 thoughts on “Is It All About Likes/Comments When It Comes To Blogging?

    • Well I just want to say thank you for your comment!
      You said I didn’t reply to your other comment, which blog was this because I can’t and I usually try to reply to everybody so don’t take it personal because I’m not purposely annoying you.
      As far as your friend I understand how frustrating it can be to not receive any feedback.
      I guess the only thing for here is to read other blogs about how to receive comments and traffic on your blogs. When something is not working for you, sometimes you may have to make changes.

      I almost wasn’t going to upload the post about how to get more likes and comments. I will break it down like this, we all could use more money and we all want money but for some of us doing what we love is most important. Like Michael Jordan, in his prime he was very popular, he had alot of fans and I’m sure played hard to impress his fans but most importantly he played basketball because he loved the sport and he played from the heart.
      When it comes to blogging, in order to be a successful blogger, you do need people following you, you do need likes and comments so in my blog I stated the techniques I used that worked for me. Comments do give me motivation to blog more it does, but all I’m saying is when you write a post, write about a topic that you love, write about something you have experience on. A blogger is suppose to love receiving comments but I believe a blogger shouldn’t be addicted to receiving comments because it’s very easy to get addicted when you expect comments all time and all your blogs may not receive comments. Addiction in the long run will turn into affliction. Blogging from the heart means impressing yourself first. Once you impress yourself then you can worry about getting comments and likes. If a blogger is not receiving comments or likes then that blogger might have to make minor adjustments on their blog but at the same time the blogger shouldn’t change who they are completely. I believe you should never write about a topic you know nothing about to impress a blogger
      For example, I would never write about a blog about fashion design or traveling because I know nothing about that at all even though I have a good amount of fashion and design followers.

      I hope you understand my point of view and thank you for your comment ☺☺

      I couldn’t respond on the other post because it said comments are closed

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      • This is why I hate meeting people online. 😊

        Because everything you just wrote would’ve had a whole other, deep, beautiful layer in an actual conversation!

        I totally get you.

        Nah, I would never take it personally if you didn’t reply, just wasn’t sure about leaving such a personal comment here! Haha. Hope you understand that. There are so many times when I forget I’ve even posted comments, but this is not the case with you. 🙂

        Another great explanation. You will be missed when you are gone for school. 🙂

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  1. This is interesting. I totally agree that blogging should comes from the heart. Although some uses this as a platform for business or other purposes, I respect them for that if that’s what they like.

    I have a personal rule in clicking a ‘like’ button in wordpress, I don’t like a post just as so you can like back my post. I don’t hit the like button if I haven’t read the content or if I don’t agree with the content or if I don’t agree w/ everything at least I agree on one point the ‘blogger’ mentioned. I don’t aim to have many followers for the sake of numbers, I aim to have followers who’s interested in my blog. And yes there are some blogs I follow even if they don’t follow me back because I like their posts.

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    • I agree with everything you said.
      This post was really aimed for new bloggers, or bloggers who are losing motivation because they not receiving any comments or likes very very few likes or comments. Higher numbers doesn’t always mean better, it doesn’t but this post is for people that want more followers,likes,comments. I believe even if you want likes and comments don’t get addicted to the comments because blogging from the heart comes first.
      I also didn’t this in the blog but having a good title will help to get ppl more interested in your blog as well. Everbody will not agree with this, and I understand that because we all loom at things differently

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. I can relate to everything you said. I will always remember that I have to blog from my heart and not to get likes and be famous. People will enjoy what I write. Thanks for that.

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    • Np!
      At the end of the day, just write what you like and if you do want more followers, follow people, liking post, and commenting on others post, do it only if your interested and everything you do, make sure it’s from the heart

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  3. This is so true, some people get so caught up in how many followers they got and how many friends they have commenting that their heart isn’t even in it anymore. They need blogging to be relevant and that’s when you’re lost, you have a great lesson here and some valuable pointers. I simply write to write cause that’s what I love to do and I love to read too. I’ve learned some stuff while reading your blogs that I’ll take into account but like the rule of thumb goes, I read somewhere that Poetry is 10% art and 90% heart just like writing. If I comment, I comment sincere to let people know that I actually enjoyed their content because I have seen those half try comments before🙂. Whether my post are liked or not, my writing will keep going up because it’s from the heart, and I’ll keep reading and searching for blogs I like. Great lesson as always! You are the man!

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  4. To just be four months into blogging my friend, you’ve hit the hammer on the nail with this post. I also, like everyone else agree that blogging from the heart is the most important thing (first), because you have to have a love for what you do. I used to get distracted with not receiving both likes and comments; it would bother me so much until, I had thoughts of giving up blogging many times because I felt as if no one cared or if I stopped writing today, no one would miss my content. It was then that I had to realize “who” I was doing this for and “why” I was doing it. Once I figured those aspects out, I re-focused my mind on my content. I loved what you said about reaching out to other bloggers, I’ve tried to focus on visiting the pages of bloggers whose liked my content to pay it forward until I really didn’t think about reaching out to others in my niche’ – will make that a point to do more often in the coming year.

    Again, Great post! You spoke like someone who’s been doing this for years….lol. BRAVO!

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    • Thank you for your comment 😊😊😊
      Remember when it comes to bloggingnn nobody will love your content the way you do so that’s why impressing yourself comes first. Once you are impressed with your content, then you can reach out to others and make connections.
      Also little bit have to do with popularity. No lie you can post a blog about “love” and not receive likes or comments and somebody else can post the exact same blog written exact same way the way you posted your blog about “love” and let’s say if they have 2000 followers and majority of followers that are in their niche they will receive more likes and comnents. Sometimes popularity overrules. So don’t get discouraged just blog to impress yourself ☺☺☺☺

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      • You are soooooo right about the popularity issue. I’ve definitely seen that happen on more than one occasion, which sometimes make you think, “Did I say something wrong, when I wrote my piece? lol. But yes, I’ve learned to do me and let the chips fall where they may as long as I stay within my own lane and not get distracted by someone else’s, It’s all good =)

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  5. I love this post because you’re so right, you should just blog from the heart. I would prefer to have 5 followers who read what I write, then 500 people who “like” my content without reading it. I LOVE this 😊

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  6. I think you make an excellent point about commenting on other people’s blogs. To succeed in blogging definitely takes work. One time I pretty much skipped a month while I finished another project and had a hard time getting back up to speed. Some of us are computer challenged. The technical aspect of blogging is definitely my biggest challenge. Reading others’ blogs is a nice break from all the other writing I’ve been doing. It’s always good to get another person’s point of view.

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