Why Your Blog Is Not Growing

If you’re blog is growing at a slower rate than before or has stopped growing completely you don’t need to freak out just yet! It is most likely something quite simple that you can fix. Here are some reasons why your blog might have stopped growing and how to fix it:

Spamming- If you’ve been spamming other bloggers it is likely they are not going to be visiting your blog, following your blog and some of them may even block your blog. Instead of spamming people with posts or comments try to make genuine connections with people. This will work a lot better and you’ll end up making connections with new people which in my opinion is the best part of WordPress. If you’re not sure what spamming is click here.

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You aren’t consistently active- If you aren’t consistent with blogging a lot of your followers may not know when your posts are published and whether or not you’re still actively blogging. Try blogging consistently for better growth or if you aren’t able to post regularly try writing in bulk and then scheduling them so they are published consistently. For more on how to schedule your posts click here.

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Tags- I always say this but the tags are just so important for your blog. They can really make or break your blog. Your blog may not be growing because you are not using your tags feature properly or not using it at all which is a mistake that a lot of bloggers, myself included, make especially when they are starting out. For more on how to use tags to grow your blog click here.

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The comments section- If you don’t actively comment on others posts and reply to the comments you receive on your blog posts the audience may feel ignored. Like I said earlier socialising is a big part of blogging and people really appreciate it when you take the time to reply to them and pay their blog a visit. For more on the importance of comments click here. For more on how to get more comments on your blog click here.

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160 thoughts on “Why Your Blog Is Not Growing

  1. I just started blogging and realized the mistakes I have been making the past few days. I didn’t know “do check me out” creeps people. I will make sure not do it again. Found it at the right time. Thank you so much for advice. Great work , helped a lot.

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  2. Along the lines of spamming… Dropping several “likes” on posts in under a minute is a surefire way to let folks know the offender doesn’t care at all about their content, only in begging for likes and follows of their own.

    It’s exceedingly easy to see i when you get notifications via email like I do. I had a girl today like 8 different posts in under a minute. No way she read a word of any of them.

    Sincerity and genuinely caring what the other person is thinking or doing is a critical mindset in networking.. Nobody loves a phoney.

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  3. This is a great post! I ended up doing a little bit of further reading on the tags feature, and you’ve taught me a few things which I really appreciate. Thank you for sharing these tips, and take care 🙂

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    1. Thank you! I actually started writing the advice posts because I went through the same thing when I first started out. I had no idea how to use tags properly either and for some reason there wasn’t much specific information about how to use them anywhere.


  4. If it’s this moment I do think just maybe the epidemic may have something to do with it. For instance, fashion and travel blogs may be experiencing a decline in traffic because well most people are indoors and not searching for what to wear or where to travel to next.
    These are all valid points PoojaG! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Thank you, I found this really helpful. I am working on becoming more consistent with my posts to generate more visibility. I am also trying to make better use of tags. It’s a a work in progress 🙂

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  6. Because I am using a blogging platform for not really blogging, well not in the format a traditional blog is…

    I basically looked at WordPress after getting booted off Facebook and was like, how can I rewire this to suit my personal needs alongside others while here?

    And voila you got the virtual diary of Jordan instead of a blog…🤣

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  7. Mine has grown a bit when I used social media more effectively than I used to. But I write in a small niche so not too much space I think to grow that much. But that is fine by me.

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  8. Super informative and so many good points! I started my blog late last year and wasn’t very consistent with it but I’ve started really trying and scheduling posts and really getting out there and being social!

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  9. Hi, I just started working on my blogs here and in all honesty it is a little disheartening to have zero reads on any of my blogs but this sure made my heart warm to keep going and have faith.
    Thank you ❤️

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    1. Yeah I can understand why that can be disheartening but a few changes can probably help with that problem. And just hang in there it takes a while to grow but it’s worth it!

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  10. Thank you, I am just starting out for the third time! I get so disappointed when it seems no one is reading. And analytics don’t help, I need to learn not to look. Anyway it looks like you cover some great topics so I did follow you. I’m generally leery about that but what you said about it does make sense. Anyway, thanks!

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    1. Thanks for the follow! I totally understand how that can be disappointing but it takes a long time to grow your audience even if you are doing everything right. You just need to hang in there and keep blogging and your audience will grow over time.

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  11. What a great post! I new-ish to blogging and this post was helpful. I had no idea what spamming was—that God I wasn’t doing that! Sounds a little obnoxious to me! I really like the advice about tagging, too. I get so confused by the difference b/t tagging and categories. I think I’m getting the hang of it though! Good stuff!

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