My Secret to Growing My Blog Audience

I see a lot of stuff on the Internet that suggest there exists a magic bullet1 to growing a blog audience. I don’t know if any of those magic bullets work, but I have decided to share my secret for growing the audience on this blog. Here it is:

Try hard to write consistently good content for a really long time.

I think the last part will turn some people off. I started this blog back in November 2005, which mean, for me, “a really long time” is about 9 years. Of course, “consistently good content” is entirely subjective, but I think it is an important ingredient to the success of a blog. I begin with “try” because I had no idea what I was doing when I started out, and to some extent, I’m still winging it.

This is no different than the secret to selling stories: write really good stories and submit them to the best markets out there. When you get rejections, learn from them and try to do a better job next time.

I suppose there are other ways of growing your blog audience, faster ways, but I don’t know if they result in the same high quality audience that visits this blog every day. In any case, I’m pretty happy with my results. Your mileage may vary.

  1. Like the Fountain of Youth.

One comment

  1. I’d have to agree, this is really the only way to do it. I’ve been following this strategy for about a year and a half and my site traffic has ever so slowly been increasing. If you are just trying to cash in with ad revenue and maximize clicks then you probably don’t have the patience for this. But consistent quality content for a long period of time is the only way to build a quality blog following. If you are really passionate about what you write the time flies by…


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