Blogging Insights NF # 56

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” Successful blogging is not about one time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time. ” — David Aston

I can agree with this to some extent, though I think the key to a successful blog is one that also continues to hold interest over time.  The number of followers is irrelevant because many either don’t exist or are just commercial entities who piggyback on blogs for their advertising. Comments and interaction soon determines who are true followers.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to Blogging Insights NF # 56

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Agree totally, of my followers about 20 actually interact

  2. murisopsis says:

    My followers are hovering around 725 but only a handful actually comment with a few more liking posts… I’m good with that! I don’t judge a blog’s value on the number of followers. It is the content that is important – is it interesting and do I feel a connection with the blogger?

    • That’s how I feel too. I get notifications of new followers and check them out to find they don’t exist, they are just promoting how to start a new blog, or they are commercial. I wheedled out over 400 earlier this year but some still keep coming back. It’s tiresome. I have my regulars who chat and comment same as those I follow and I get more pleasure from that.

  3. SarahC says:

    Yes very true, I take such long breaks but I still have a handful that stopped by my blog 🙃

  4. Carol anne says:

    I agree 100 percent with you Di! Its all about who engages with you! Those who do, that is your loyal follower base!

  5. Sadje says:

    Yes, very true.

  6. Clive says:

    I completely agree with what you and the other commenters say. Big numbers would look good but they don’t count for anything if they never interact.

  7. Comments and interaction, the best parts of blogging.

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