The very first question that comes to your mind after reading the title of this article is probably the following: “Why should my readers hate me at all? I have done nothing for that!”. Sure, when bloggers manage their sites they believe to make it for readers, not for search engines. We all know the basic rules of blogging, we know all blogging mistakes to avoid, we follow all steps to make our blog really popular and successful. Readers love us, they come to our blogs because they find them really interesting and useful. But as we know, there is only one step between love and hatred, and once a reader leaves your blog, he will never comes back again… Sad, but true.
There are some particular moments that can easily change readers’ mind about your blog. Don’t be so sure that once they have come there they won’t leave it forever. You better pay attention to the following reasons that can cause readers’ hatred and make them say “good bye” to your cool website. Let’s take a look and try to remember.
Reason #1: Your content
You’ve definitely heard this thousands of times already, but your blog content is everything indeed. Certainly, the first thing a reader sees when it opens your blog is its design and organization, but we’ll talk about them later. Your content is the main thing what readers will love your blog for, so, try to make it as interesting and readable as possible: write about something people wanna see when they come, use simple words and sentences, follow your niche, communicate with your readers in the article itself – all these simple rules can save your blog from sinking.
Reason #2: Your interaction
Yes, people come to your blog to find and read information. But! They would be also happy to share their own opinions, comment on your articles, interact with you and other readers. So, if there is no interaction at your blog, it means that people are not interested in it anymore. Maybe your content becomes worse, maybe they don’t feel that you really want them to know the info given… Don’t hesitate interacting with your audience, ask questions, motivate them to leave a comment, make them feel that your blog is live, and their opinion is very important for you and other readers.
Reason #3: Design
We’ve mentioned this moment already. As well as your blog’s content, its design plays a very important role for your readers. The first thing they see when they open your blog’s home page is its design, organization and navigation. Don’t be lazy to work on it! It is always better when your reader can easily find all categories, articles, general info about you and your blog… The more comfortable your blog’s navigation will be – the more people will like visiting it. Also, be very careful with ads: certainly, you may add some banners to your blog, but make sure they will not bother your visitors and distract them from the main content.
Reason #4: Your topic
Sure, you have your blog’s niche, and you try to follow it. But it doesn’t mean that you should tell the same story about the same things but with different words again and again! Readers will definitely not like finding the same info at your blog, as they come to read something fresh and interesting. So, the more topics you cover – the better, as every reader will definitely find the information for himself.
Reason #5: Your meddlesomeness
Yes, this word sounds awful, but still… Just ask yourself how often you ask your readers about following you on Facebook, subscribing your blog, add your blog to favorites and so one. We bet you understand the point: no one will like reading blogs with so annoying authors. Respect your audience, and it will definitely reciprocate!
All of us are both bloggers and readers, aren’t we? So, before writing your blog’s next post, just think of it like a reader: would it be interesting for you to read it? Believe us, it really helps to write for people, and your audience will not have any reasons to disappoint with your website.
Do you have anything to add? Don’t hesitate sharing your opinion as for topic mentioned here, and let’s make our readers love but not hate us!