8.10.08

Hey, Are You Taking Your Blog South?

    Let the cold wind blow south  Hey, don't get me wrong. I'm not asking: Are you heading for Orlando, Florida, to enjoy the sun there on the beach or show off your golfing prowess on the greens? 

Nor am I enquiring whether you're heading south to old Mexico to partake in some tequila party. 


Yes, I'm just enquiring whether your used-to-be-hot blog is getting cold. Is the chilly wind blowing your way? Is your blog heading south? Yes, I mean going down! 


Google's recent PageRank updates didn't create a big hoo-ha as it used to. I guess folks are getting numb to the chilly effects of a Goog slapfest. But I'm sure many sites discovered they were knocked down a peg or two. 


Have you noticed that many bloggers are losing steam and people don't seem to be dropping by lately. So where have all your blogging buddies or cronies gone?


Why aren't they coming to visit anymore? Hey, I'm still blogging! Why are you people not visiting and leaving comments anymore like you all used to do? 


Shades of blogging blues creeping in. The usual suspects don't seem to be blogging enough these days. Visit some of these blogs and they look more like some ghost towns. It looks like people are moving on.


When you start to get a little twitch here and there, maybe it's time to look into your own self in regards to your blogging experience. Has it gone sour? Kaput!


Ask:
Are you still doing the same kind of posts, consistently as when you first started? 


Ask: Or have you strayed off track without realizing it? 


Ask: Have you lost interest and getting bored about blogging? 


There are various symptoms that could have triggered the alarm bell. If only you are more alert to take notice and put your two feet back on solid ground.


There are too many questions here. I don't know. Maybe some of you may still be as active as ever churning out great posts... but in my part of the woods there's a disquieting kind of silence. Maybe, it's just me. Food for thought... - Markk





18 comments:

Wholesale Clothing said...

the US's whole economy is going south :/
-jack

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I've been in the blogging world for a while now and some of my blogs post daily but it is frustrating to see your work go more and more unnoticed. One thing that I found helpful was when I made some YouTube videos and posted them. People aren't hunting out blogs as much as they are hunting out videos, those videos actually drove quite a bit of traffic to my site.

jest said...

hi I people make such a fuss about pr just as long as you get traffic you should be allright ?

Clairvoyant Magda said...

If you are bored and feel like you have no talent in this field at all, you might probably be. :p

The Internet is so fun, by getting into blogging, I start playing around with make money online, then start giving away tips and now, fooling around with affiliate marketing. All of these field link together and they give me surprises and new things to learn almost everyday. They will never be tiring and boring for me.

anirban roy said...

i hav been blogging over two years now. i hav got bored & found my composure back from time to time. so its not a new thing to me.
whether it is up or down just keep blogging :-)

Markk said...

> clairvoyant magda: glad to know you're as active as ever. I have given up on a couple of sites but have added new ones, so it's like I'm moving on to new horizon. I don't have to be frenetic on this blog. I'm getting search engine traffic regularly and I'm satisfied with that while I attend to my other sites. Social traffic is not much help when you monetize your blog.

Carol King said...

I have been blogging for three years, I started with a make money online blog, it lasted about 15 months and I became disinterested in the topic but not in blogging. After a break of six months I realized the problem, I was blogging about something I did not really care about, sure I was making money but that was not motivation enough to continue.

So now I blog about something that I love and I will always be passionate about. I think if you are just blogging for money or even for readers you will not stay motivated. Find your passion and blog about that.

Free ISP said...

Blogging has become a bit mundane, I've seen several bloggers get bored and find posting a chore.

Wholesale Info said...

Well I lost PR across 2 blogs but what you gonna do? You just have to keep on going and making sure your traffic flow doesn't dry up.

Beth said...

Maybe I need a short stint being a guest author on a blog with 10,000 unique visitors a month. I am getting tired of blogging for fun with limited readership.

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The Economy and stock market has a lot of people shaking in their boots, that is true. However just because page rank is controlled by the ever present Google Machine, should not mean that people should not have enough time to blog. Don't worry about page rank, just blog and have fun.

Real Estate Philippines said...

Blogging is still enjoying...as long as you write about the things that interest you a lot...aside from that I find it as my way of expressing my thoughts and ideas...

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I'm working as an seo consultant in san diego and I've been purchasing blog reviews from bloggers, unfortunately I think it has watered down the quality of bloggers authority.

Kristian Liebrand said...

One thing that I found helpful was when I made some YouTube videos and posted them. People aren't hunting out blogs as much as they are hunting out videos, those videos actually drove quite a bit of traffic to my site.

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Fiona said...

Making a regular post for blog is quite a challenge. We have to be productive as well as creative.

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Slow Cooker Recipes said...

I suspect because of the poor economy, alot of people who used to blog, are moving towards getting more hours at work, thus reducing their time to blog.

Just a thought....

Till then,

Jean