[Blogging Mindset] When Nobody is Reading Your Blog

The first few weeks of blogging. You don’t know what you are doing, you do not know the platform, the rules, the principles. And, worst of all, you’re writing into a void.

You’re talking to yourself.

I remember feeling like this. I wasn’t sure if I was on the right path, or if I sucked big time, or if blogging without an audience is the kind of thing they lock you up for.

90% of all bloggers quit during these first few weeks. After all, it is illogical to pursue something if there’s no reward and no sign of progress, right?

Uhm… not quite.

There’s nothing worse than indifference.

In this social media age, it seems that indifference is what kills most people. It is not hate, but lack of feedback.

How can you figure out how good you are, what needs to be changed, and how to evolve, if no one is reading you?

Some of my clients have this exact problem. It’s almost impossible for them to figure out their target audience, to carve out a niche for themselves, because no one reads them.

The way I see it, there are two things you can do:

  • Read blogs that do have an audience (and comment on them)
  • Write, write, write

Also, one thing that rarely gets talked about is the fact that most people give up long before they delete their blogs. They tend to half-ass it, because it does not make much of a difference anyway. No one reads them, so why even bother?

Lack of enthusiasm is one of the deadly sins of blogging. If you are not passionate, driven, obsessed with pleasing your audience (even if that audience is imaginary at the moment), then you are not going to become successful.

Perseverance conquers all things.

Do not lose heart. This is extremely important.

All bloggers went through a rough beginning. No one starting something for the first time ever became successful in a week or so. It just doesn’t happen.

After all, you have yet to know what all the menus and settings on your blog do, let alone make others fall in love with your words. There hasn’t been enough time for others to even discover your blog.

When you feel like giving up, think about the fact that most people will be giving up at that milestone as well.

When things are tough, that’s when people quit.

And ask yourself: do you want to be like everyone else, or do you want to succeed?

Because success is not for everyone.


118 thoughts on “[Blogging Mindset] When Nobody is Reading Your Blog

  1. This post is right on. Over the years I have tried many blogs and types of posts. Usually, the results are the same… nobody home. It leaves me feeling like I am a sailboat trapped in a no wind day.

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    1. Well, there’s more to blogging than just writing blog posts. It’s also about networking with other bloggers, actively trying to find readers, interacting with others in your niche and trying to convince them to promote you (or the both of you working together)

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  2. Actually, my blog IS about talking to myself. Sometimes some people post a comment or two and that’s always great to read, but if not, I will still continue to just post what’s on my mind and my take on whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Cheers.

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    1. Thank you for reading! It takes time to find your audience, get them to follow you, and read your content. It takes time to figure out who that audience is. Who do you write for? Who would most benefit by reading your content? You need to know, otherwise…

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      1. I am writing for those who have never experienced long-term disease, so that they can begin to have some understanding and for those who also have a long-term disease so that they know they are not alone. I also post my published writing.

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    2. Just started blogging, about a week old in the act. I am having just very few audience, I know that is the path it takes, so will continue to be enthusiastic about it and read articles and blogs like this, to get to know the strategies to succeed in blogging.

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    1. I am an amateur writer who started blogging about 2 months. It’s kinda frustrating when nobody reads my post. But, I won’t give up easily. Luckily, I found your article here and it motivates me to keep writing. Sorry for my bad English because I am not an English speaker.

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  3. Why blog if no one is reading? I think it was Flannery O’Connor who said something like: I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say. I can relate to that. Take any complex subject and start writing about it… pretty soon your thoughts and opinions will coalesce into a better understanding. You might even experience a change in your initial opinion!

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  4. I wrote about my writing – and noone cared. Now I write about my dog, and he got more views in the first week than my other blog had in two years! haha. (still maxing out at about 30 to a post, but at least the critter keeps me passionate in his own goofy way. Lots to write about, accountable to myself and his progress, and he definitely gets me physically moving!)


  5. Enjoyed reading this post glad I came across it. Even though I can’t blog all the time I try and do it when I’m off and have some quality content to put out. I’m still learning the ropes but I’m willing to hang in there. 😀

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    1. Kaira, it’s all a matter of priorities, and how you choose to set them.

      Also, there are no rules as to how often you should blog. You can post something every two weeks and do just fine (more than just fine actually).

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  6. Thanks …this is a great insight into what can go wrong…so far my enthusiasm is outweughing the lack of readers and I strongly feel it’s about quality not quantity. The (limited!) feedback I have had has been very genuine and is truly inspiring. My early experience of the writers world is that by and large, these are very supportive fellow humans😁

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  7. Well said. I’m just starting out and am going through the struggle. I think I’m going to stop looking at the stats and just tell myself that 1,000s of people are reading.

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