5 Reasons People Aren’t Reading Your Blog

5 Reasons People Aren't Reading Your Blog

You did it! Your blog is finally live. Now you only need to sit back and watch the hit counter on your blog as your site traffic increases. It’s a case of ready, steady, go (or even grow). And yet your blog never gets off the starting grid. The occasional person takes a look, but after weeks of waiting for your audience to grow and respond, your heart sinks. People aren’t reading your blog! Why?

You Haven’t Marketed Yourself

People aren’t going to stumble across your blog by accident. You need to get the word out. Tell your social media friends, comment on other blogs, and share your content. You have to market and brand yourself so people take notice.

Your Content Isn’t Interesting

 Not every blog needs to have universal appeal, so it’s okay if you only appeal to a niche. But it still needs to be interesting to read. You should also post great pictures. You may want to follow a few web design techniques to make sure your web pages engage your site visitors.

Google Doesn’t Recognize You

In short, you need to improve your SEO, and we have already provided SEO tips on this site to help you do just that. Your blog will be on Google’s search pages somewhere, but if you haven’t adhered to SEO rules, your site will probably be on page 101 rather than page 1. Do yourself a favor, and those people who would really benefit from reading your blog, by sorting this out today.

You Haven’t Analyzed Your Blog Content

 It’s time to crunch the numbers and analyze the effectiveness of your blog posts. How many people are reading your posts? How long do they stick around? What topics are generating the most (or least) interest? Use your blog platforms analysis tool, and then analyze the numbers further with Excel, using this step-by-step guide. And if you don’t know the first thing about using Excel or need a refresher? Training Connection run frequent Microsoft Excel classes, so book yourself a course.

5 Reasons People Aren't Reading Your Blog

You’re Not Updating Your Blog

You have written a couple of posts, and that’s fine. However, if you want to build your readership, you need to give them an incentive to keep coming back. So, after marketing yourself more, improving your web design, and analyzing topics that your readers are interested in, you need to add more content. Otherwise, what’s the point in having a blog in the first place? And if you don’t have time to always update your blog with fresh stuff, reach out to freelancers and they will produce content for you for a fee.

People Aren’t Reading Your Blog

Are you struggling because people aren’t reading your blog? Chances are, if you aren’t generating enough traffic to your blog, one or more of the issues above may be the problem. Consider each, and take the relevant steps to see if things turn around for the better. Hopefully, your blog will achieve success if you do!

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4 Ways to Help Your Child’s Cognitive Development

4 ways to help your child's cognitive development

We all want our kids to do well in life. We want them to be happy, healthy and fulfilled. Life is a journey, and you won’t be able to join them every step of the way. Nonetheless, those first steps are taken before they even start school and you’ll be instrumental in setting them on the right path. With your help, they will gain the right skills and the confidence to help them in school and later in college. There are many things that we know can help aid kids in their cognitive development. Ensuring that they are stimulated and encouraged, shown love and well nourished is pretty much common knowledge. But there are some things that you may not have considered that can give your son or daughter an academic edge. Check out 4 ways to help your child’s cognitive development.

A Clean Room

IQ is one thing, but studies have shown that intelligence needs to be paired with discipline. It’s vital that we raise our kids with the discipline to apply themselves to their studies rather than coasting on their innate talent or wits. A great place to start is their bedroom.

A clean bedroom is great for a restful and productive mind. It’s a great excuse to go shopping for children’s wardrobes and other cool kids’ furniture. Making sure that they have a beautiful room and are encouraged to keep it beautiful is a great first step in ensuring discipline. Oh, and a handy hint, a diffuser filled with peppermint or citrus essential oils will not only make the room smell gorgeous but aid cognitive function.

A Good Night’s Sleep

We all know that getting plenty of sleep is important for kids’ development but it’s also great for cognitive development. Missing just one hour of sleep a night can turn a sixth grader’s cognitive ability to that of a fourth grader. It also helps them to better metabolize their food and stay healthy and in shape. Getting plenty of sleep can even reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s in later life.

Music Lessons

Even if your kid has no desire to be a Grammy winner, there are numerous cognitive benefits to music lessons. Kids who learn a musical instrument show higher across the board IQs and also demonstrate better coordination and tend to be more disciplined. 

Sports

The stereotype of the dumb jock is a myth. There’s actually substantial evidence to prove the correlation between a healthy mind and a healthy body. Being fit and healthy facilitates better learning and can even help them pick up new words and build a more comprehensive vocabulary 20% easier. Exercise facilitates better blood flow to the brain enabling it to get more nutrients and oxygen. Sporty kids tend to be more articulate with better memory and reasoning skills. In fact, busy Moms can even help to keep themselves in shape by exercising with their kids as a family.  Win-win!

Help Your Child’s Cognitive Development

As parents, we want to do everything we can to help our kids grow up smart, healthy and ready for success. Use these ways to help your child’s cognitive development.