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9 reasons I will Never visit your blog again (and why you are losing readers)

The last time I visited your blog, I was so disappointed. So I took the hard decision never to come back again.

As I’m writing this post, I’m sure you are still losing more visitors. I’m not the only one who left regretting to have clicked your link. Personally, I want to let you know 9 points that pushed me to this decision.

I’m sure after reading this points, you are going to sit up. There are millions of blogs out there with wonderful attractions. So I won’t regret keeping away from yours. I’m sure I’ll find what I want somewhere. I didn’t just want to go without letting you know why I’m leaving. So here are my reasons to quit for good;

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1 – You have not solved my problems

Yes! I have been visiting your blog for the past couple of months but through out, none of your posts has impressed me. You are not making any effort to ย help me. None of your articles has helped solve any of my problems. So why should I come back?

2 – You are not unique

That’s very correct!

You are not unique in any way! All you try to do is reproduce what others have published. I’m not asking you to reinvent the wheels though. But you have to do a lot of research to enable you publish helpful posts. Every post I have read on your blog so far is a hidden copy you grabbed from somewhere.

You try to sound like that other blogger you know. You are not building your identity. You are fake and lazy. I even found out you copied one of my articles shamelessly. Who told you that’s how to succeed in blogging?

3 – Ads everywhere

Come on! I know you want to make money with your blog but plastering ads everywhere is not the method to generate an income. Give your blog someย breathing space. I have ads on this blog but not as stuffy as yours.

While I was trying to read one of your posts, I had Google Adsense stirring at me just before the content of the article. Your right sidebar was full of some more Adsense and Chitika. I saw a popup jumping from the bottom of your blog. And somewhere as I was struggling to read, there were more clumsy, ugly looking ย ads. Is all of that making you millions?

4 – So many errors

I’m not saying I’m more perfect. I know there are errors in my writings but what drove me away from your blog is the fact that yours are alarming. There is no paragraph without an error. You either are misspelling a word or writing in some foreign language that looks like English.

I know you are aย non-native English speaker (like me) so it’s not your fault. I’m just struggling to improve my skills too. I read a post by Sylviane Nuccio on how to improve your English writing skills. I recommend you read what she has written there.

5 – Poor formatting

I almost hurt my eyes trying to read your last post. Your formatting is horrible. Long clumsy paragraphs, poor fonts, no images long and complex sentences, etc .

You probably are using some free theme. Did you read my post on why free is expensive ?.

WordPress themes are so cheap these days so I encourage you invest on themes. If you really have to go the free way, I think Genesis has some pretty awesome free themes.

6 – Your name is “Admin”

I came to your blog once and left quick. Why? because your name is Admin. Isn’t that terrible? Are you trying to hide your identity or you are just not educated on how to brand yourself?

All your articles are published by Admin. Who is Admin? It looks like an easy blog to hack ๐Ÿ˜‰

I want to create relationships with people who have an identity. Admin is no name so we are never going to be friends.

7 – It took centuries for your blog to load

slow speedI’m beginning to think you are hosting your blog in your bed room. It’s horribly slow. Damn!

Who has the time to wait? Maybe moving to WPX Hosting or SiteGroundย could help speed up your blog by up to 300%.

8 – You are an Island

islandI don’t see you commenting on my blog. I have not even seen your face on other blogs around. Not even on interacting with others on social media.ย Blogging is community building. If you stand alone, you will have it difficult.

NB: You must not comment on my blog for me to come around yours. However, leaving a comment is a great way to let me know you were around and I visit ALL blogs that are left on approved comments on my blog. I don’t promise to come drop a comment on your blog too but I’ll be around.

9 – You are ungrateful

I have been to your blog and commented on your articles. But I never got any mail from you to tell me thank you. Visiting your blog, sharing your articles on my social media profiles is promoting you. You’ve never sent me a Thank You tweet or comments on Facebook. I don’t feel recognized so I’ll never be back.

I have a solution however. Grab this free plugin. It will help you to send a thank you mail to your comment authors. So simple and you’ll see them coming back to your blog. Check out this post for more on how it works.

I have some more reasons to stay away completely from you but I think these 9 are worth mentioning.

Try to sort them out so that we can be friends again.

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I have written this post to help you be a better blogger. If you try to see into these 9 and more points, putting things right, I’m sure you’ll soon grow and build an exciting blog.

What do you think?

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Amit Kumar

Wow,

Just amazing! I would say – this is the actual feelings of a reader who don’t want to visit any blog again due to these above mentioned 9 reasons. Enstine sir, I am completely agree with your all the points that you have covered here.

This is really a mind-blowing article and impressed me a lot. thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Amit,
    Thanks for shooting a comment so quick ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’m glad you liked the post and, do have a wonderful week ahead bro
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      Sayyed Shahbaz Ali

      From the 9 points that you’ve mentioned above, i think i qualify for the 8th one.

      “I’m an Island” yes! I don’t comment a lot on other blogs but from now on i’m surely gonna try my best to be active in the communities you’ve mentioned.

      Hope you see me around a lot!
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    Suprabhat Mondal

    Hi Enstine

    This are the point why some blogger lose their readers because they can’t even solve their problem, even theme also play major role if your theme has clear and good navigation then users can navigate through blog very easily, which helps in reducing bounce rate and increase page views as well
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Harleena Singh

Hi Enstine,

Oh…I hope that wasn’t for my blog! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jokes apart, I loved the catchy title and it surely grabbed my attention to pull me right here. You are SO right…if any blogger doesn’t cater to all that you have mentioned, he or she is surely going to lose others visitors.

If a blog takes ages to load, isn’t formatted well, is full of grammatical errors, is full of advts, and if I don’t find value in it, I might never visit it again! The worst is when there is no Gravatar or I have never seen the person and they call themselves Admin….so glad you mentioned that point…because such blogs have no identity I feel. I get lots of bloggers asking me to like their page, and when you visit their blog, you don’t find a mention of their names, so how do they expect anything from us in such a case?

Anyone wanting to improve being a blogger, surely has to keep all these points in mind, and of course, being grateful is so important – your plugin rocks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Enstine Muki

    Certainly not your blog Harleena! Yours is a place to be – a bank of value ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks to you and Vinay, that plugin has some beautiful features ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Yes, I think it’s a horrible thing to tag people on fb and ask them to like pages and urls. Some people really still have to learn to do the right things.

    Thanks for adding your voice to this post this Monday morning Harleena

    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead
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Victor Noah

Nice tips bro Enstine. That’s one the reason I swear never to return to some blog’s. Because they take themselves to be more important than the readers. Some wouldn’t even bother to comment on your blog even if you leave thousands of comments on theirs. That makes things pretty much harder for such bloggers. I was once guilty of these , but not anymore.. Thanks so much for sharing and do have a nice weeks ahead.. ๐Ÿ˜€
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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Victor,
    Thanks for dropping this comment bro
    You know the issue of returning a comment is sensitive. Like I mentioned above, commenting on my blog is good way to let me know you were around. It’s another way to introduce your blog to me. But it’s not a requirement for me to comment on your own blog.

    However, if I have a regular reader and commentator, I’ll certainly be checking and commenting his blog too, all things being equal ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’m always excited to see you around bro. Hope you are having a wonderful week
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Swapnadip Chakraborty

Wow Wow Enstine Sir!!!

What can I say. Another awesome creative work from you. How succinctly you have explained about the reason behind the low traffic of our blog. I don’t want to point out any single reason among them because I think all of are very relevant here. This is a great tutorial especially for those who suffer from low traffic.

All The Best To You Sir & Keep Posting Such An Informative Article.

Thanks & Regards,
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Catherine

Interesting. Though I do see grammatical errors on YOUR blog but I will still visit again ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s a heads up for new bloggers who probably do not realise that they are committing any errors or driving people away. There is so much to learn when just starting out,
though when I visit a new blog I don’t always want a problem solving, sometimes I just like to read other people’s views.
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Catherine,
    Thanks for making a point in your comment

    I really didn’t say I don’t visit blogs that have errors. Who is perfect? I admitted there are errors in my writing but they are not alarming! There is hardly a blog post without some errors. But as long as those errors don’t distort the meaning of the phrase, they are generally accepted.

    So grateful you are part of this post today. Hope are having a wonderful day
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      Catherine

      Ahh Enstine, it was not a dig, just an observation. I make tons of errors. My PC talks with an American accent and our UK spelling is totally different for many words.

      I always make exceptions when English is not the first language for bloggers. How could I not? I can’t speak/write any other language, so I admire those who do.

      As always you are charming and polite. ๐Ÿ™‚
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SK Saini

Hi Enstine Muki,

Thinking as a visitor’s perspective and plotting an article this way shows your versatile thinking. The flaws you have described about a website are considerable by every blogger. I found many clues to rectify in my own blog with this post.

Thanks
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Nirmala

That’s nice post Enstine Sir, impressed with your writing style ๐Ÿ™‚

Yeah, these mistakes would certainly be disliked by the visitors and let them to decide not to visit the blog that looks crap.

Maintaining uniqueness, providing best information, solving problems, proper formatting for better readability, low distraction and fast loading theme are some of the imperative stuffs to keep in mind by every blogger to get unstoppable visitors to their blog.

Useful post as usual, enjoyed reading ๐Ÿ˜›
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Robinsh

Well Enstine, you know that what it takes to help the bloggers in creating their blog a place everyone wants to visit back every time the blog gets update.

And that’s all in your own unique voice so no doubt we loves you and your blog.
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Jeff Sollee

Hey Enstine,

You caught me hook, line, and sinker Enstine! Great title… My heart started beating a little fast and I had to rush over here if I was making one of these vital mistakes! However I got an even more wonderful surprise.

I think that you have it totally right with these points. I believe that a blog should definitely serve a purpose to help people with problems they are having.

The one I can’t stand is all of the advertisements… It truly drives me crazy to see flashing banners, pop ups, light boxes and other things that are taking my attention away from actually reading the blog. I actually went through and removed just about every advertisement on my blog because it’s not my goal to sell something, but to just bring some information.

I also agree with anyone who is calling themselves “admin”. If a blog is supposed to be personal, there is no way that “admin” gives that feeling.

Any new blogger should definitely take all 9 of these points into consideration and maybe change things up a little bit to help attract more people to, not only visiting, but staying around.

Thank you so much for the mention in this blog post Enstine. It is truly an honor! Now I must work double hard to make sure I stay in the good graces ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hope you have a wonderful week Enstine! Can’t wait for the next post, I love when internet school for me is in session!

All the best,
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Jeff,
    I’m sure you are not going by the title of this post because it definitely doesn’t apply to your blog ๐Ÿ˜‰ From all indications, yours is a blog to visit as often as possible. And of course, the linked article is a perfect addition to this post.

    I love that the title hits hard while not misleading. It’s not easy to come up with such titles that make your readers come running to your blog. However, once we are able to come up with one, it’s always exciting to see the effect.

    Thanks for being part of this post Jeff and do have a wonderful week ahead
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Aryan alex

Nice tips bro Enstine. Thatโ€™s one the reason I swear never to return to some blogโ€™s. Because they take themselves to be more important than the readers. Some wouldnโ€™t even bother to comment on your blog even if you leave thousands of comments on theirs. That makes things pretty much harder for such bloggers. I was once guilty of these , but not anymore.. Thanks so much for sharing and do have a nice weeks ahead.. ๐Ÿ™‚
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Jackson Nwachukwu

Hello Enstine,

Among these 9 points, I hold #1 to highest esteem! You see, what most bloggers don’t know is that the secret behind being a successful blogger is solving problem. Believe, one one learn how to be a problem solver, the issue of losing readers or losing blog reputation will be a thing of history.

One thing that has distinguished many bloggers from others is “VALUE.” This is one word that not every blogger will know how to impact on people.

My advice is become a problem solver, and see how high and fast you will rise as a blogger.

Again, Enstine, you have done a wonderful piece and I am glad it’s going to touch so may pre-bloggers!

Cheers!

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Jackson,

    So good to see you here and thanks for the comment! I’m glad you added your voice and piece of advice to this post.

    BTW how is the contest going? Did you get my reply?
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aceclue

You’re right, a blog that doesn’t encourage users in terms of solving problems and creating value might not get repeated visitors.

Well written contents that are error-free play vital roles as well. Even though, blog post is hardly free of such errors.

Even Catherine comment above isn’t error free.

Being active on blogging community is essential for the interest of the blogger.

I personally don’t care whether a blogger is active on a blogging community or visiting my blog before I drop by his so long as I see the need for me to make the visit.

And I drop comment if I see a reason and have an opinion to input.

Thanks
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    Enstine Muki

    lol thanks man for sharing the understanding in this comment. We have to make sure we bring down the numbers to as close to 0 as possible. Who is perfect?

    Will be really excited to see you around again my man ๐Ÿ˜‰
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      aceclue

      The closer it is to zero the better. In fact, there is a minimum expected standard below which average users get bored.

      My blog posts are testimonials to this, everytime I go back to my post I see something to be changed or reframed. That is why I love readers calling my attention to them.

      To be factual, too much error is a clear indication of armaturish writing. It mars all other efforts one might have made. I mean, other great 8.

      I always enjoy you
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Donna Merrill

Hi Enstine,

I must say that title gave me a knee-jerk reaction to stop what I was doing and get right over here.

I must agree on all of your points. This is a great message to those who need to get their act together as a blogger!

I like the “Admin” who the heck would accept that? Who are you? If I don’t know who a person is, I do consider it spam.

You gave me a good chuckle when you wrote about those ads being everywhere. I share the same feeling. Things blinking at me, pop ups where I cannot find the “x” and so on. How does a person supposed to read the content when there is so many distractions? To me it is a nickle and dime game. Do they really think someone is going to opt into all that confusion?

Most of all “You are not unique!” I can spot those bloggers a mile away. Once I even read my own blog post tweaked and written by another blogger. And it wasn’t tweaked so well. While I was reading through, I kept thinking how familiar this content was. Then I realized it was mine from a year ago! (roll my eyes)

And speaking of unique, this sure is one unique blog post Enstine! I am sure many bloggers reading this will be shaking their heads up and down saying Yep!

Have a great week,

-Donna
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    Enstine Muki

    Hahaha! I got you in this post ๐Ÿ˜‰ But this doesn’t apply to your blog in any way. I’m glad to mention here that it’s one of the blogs on the top of my list ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for coming over here Donna and dropping a comment. I have also seen you promoting this post on social media. I’m so grateful

    I hope you are having a wonderful week there at your end
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Tim Bonner

Hi Enstine

The unique thing is a huge requirement in my book. It’s not so much that people have to be original in everything they write but it’s their personalities that make them unique. Without that, there’s no interest from me in reading their blog. A blog without personality sends me running to the hills!

I haven’t been doing so much commenting recently because I’m concentrating on other things (and changing strategy) but anything I do read I always share on my social media accounts.

I’m guilty of having a popup when people go to exit my site. It does convert really well but I can see why people don’t like them. I show it every 7 days and if it does convert people won’t see it again ever. I removed all ads from my site though because they never once converted (apart from a few dollars on Adsense).
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Tim,
    I don’t think exit popup is a real problem. It doesn’t distract your readers. It only comes up when the reader has completed reading and is about to leave. I’m tempted to go in for that ๐Ÿ˜‰
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Suresh

Hi Enstine bro,

The title is pretty awesome and attention grabbing. You seriously nailed it. All the 9 reasons are valid. Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey suresh,
    Thanks for the reaction after reading
    Hope you are having a wonderful week
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Sylviane Nuccio

Hi Enstine,

I have to say that the tone of your post is quite funny, and everything โ€“ EVERYTHING โ€“ youโ€™re saying is so true.

Thanks for mentioning me by the way. Indeed Iโ€™ve written this post because while no one is perfect, some blog posts are full of errors as youโ€™re saying here and itโ€™s quite annoying after a while. At least, over time I should be able to see some progress with those bloggers.

Lack of formatting and huge paragraph really annoy me tool.

As you said, the competition is huge so we need to keep on our toes with those things.

What I hate the most, personally, are bloggers that barely acknowledge you when you go to their blog and kind of make an effort NOT to come to yours as a thankful gesture.

Once I had a blogger who comment about my post on HER own blog, rather then mine. Needless to say I have to time to lose with people like that, they are the anti-social and should be doing something else.

Like you said, we actually never see the face of those bloggers anywhere and I donโ€™t know how they can even keep going.

Another great post, Enstine. Have a wonderful day!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Sylvianne,
    So good to see you here today and thanks for adding a comment ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your linked post is an excellent extension. I couldn’t have ended this post without shouting out to it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Everyone (including Seth Godin who writes in few words) makes errors. However, we should not allow those errors to twist the message.

    Thanks for sharing your experience. Do have a wonderful week ahead
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oloyede jamiu

Hey Enstine,

I commend you for crafting this article title, i had no option than to click on the link to this article because it is very catchy.

Well, i dont want to be an island, i have to comment on the article after reading it.

Thank you for releasing this.

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    Enstine Muki

    You certainly are not an Island bro ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Congratulations for hooking up for others

    Hope you are having a great week
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Zachary Reid

Nice page and some great tips! I was unaware of the pages such as klinkk / kingged, will definitely check them out. I do a good amount of commenting / networking but normally directly to sites and their friends.

As for the others, part of the reason I made my site was to have a clean, clutter-free place to share positive, uplifting information, so I’m good on those points you mentioned. The other point you mentioned is load time, I know I need to work on that!

Thanks for the tips and great information.
Keep it up!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Zac,
    It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog today and thanks for dropping a commenting. This is your first time dropping a comment here right? I just went to your blog where I saw some natural beautiful pictures. It really feels good to look at them ๐Ÿ˜‰

    thanks for sharing your thought and contribution on this post Zac
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      Zachary (QuickMeUps.com)

      Yep, first time here! Thanks for the quick response, it looks like your site is doing well, congratulations! Also, I appreciate the visit to my blog. I hope all is well in your world, keep up the great work!
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      Zachary (QuickMeUps.com)

      Followed on Twitter, let’s stay in touch. Take Care!
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Adrienne

Hey Enstine,

As I was reading this I had a particular blogger come to mind. I won’t mention any names but he had left the blogging world for a short while and upon his return he had moved his blog. Okay, no problem right!

So I go check it out and there are so many pop-up ads on there that I got stressed out trying to find a way to get rid of them. It didn’t take me long but I decided I don’t have time for this. I’ll admit to you, it’s horrible. They are coming at me from both sides, the kind that fills your entire sidebar and from the bottom. They’re covering other ads he has all over this site. They’re those infolink ads. Oh my goodness but so far his has been the worse I’ve seen.

Now I know we’ve all been there. We’re new, we haven’t found our voice and we’re just doing the best we can. So I’ll give someone like that the benefit of the doubt because I seriously didn’t know any better myself. Today though there is so much more good valuable information out there to help us then there was for me over four years ago. But if I keep visiting their blogs and their content is the same dribble I’ve seen everywhere my head just can’t take it anymore. I love to support bloggers but as you said, there are a lot of bloggers out there and more for me to visit.

I’m really resonating with Jeff now because we both have learned from the same guy. He never told us to just be ourselves though, that’s something I picked up on my own. But Jeff realized that as well and he’s making so many more connections because he’s just being himself and I love what he’s sharing. That’s resonating with me so I want to go back and visit him.

That’s the kinds of things people need to figure out for themselves. Your list is pretty good, great job with that one Enstine so glad I came on by.

You have a great week and I’m sure this will teach people some lessons. ๐Ÿ˜‰

~Adrienne
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    Enstine Muki

    aaaaah! I don’t know what that guy’s really thinking with all those jumping objects on his blog. It shouldn’t take centuries to figure out they don’t work that way. Well, let’s hope he learns.

    An yes, Jeff is a relatively new face around but the guy seems to have held the right end of the cord. I love his engagement and connections.

    I was told by one of my teachers that you don’t pick everything in the classroom. Some come along on the field. That’s what has happened to you and you are now teaching others by practical examples. So sweet!

    Thanks for being part of this one again Adrienne. It’s always a great honor to have you around.

    wishing you a wonderful week ahead
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    Joy Healey

    Wow Adrienne,

    I’m SURE I was on the same blog you mentioned – with the ads coming in at you from both sides. I honestly thought at the time how claustrophobic it was.

    Glad it wasn’t just me who felt this way. Joy
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emmanuel ekainu

hi muki, a nice post on this. Very well then ; i have learn some ideas from this, content formatting. Will do more on that.
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Monna Ellithorpe

Hi Enstine,
I completely enjoyed your post and the points that you made. When I first saw the title, “9 reasons I will Never visit your blog again!” I thought to myself, “I have to go see what this is about.”

Definitely worth sharing this post all over. Have a great evening. Monna
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Monna,
    So excited to read your comment and thanks for being part of this post ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m grateful you have gone ahead and shared this post on social media

    Do have a wonderful week ahead
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Carol Amato

Enstine! – What a title – Iโ€™ve never seen a title like this, and I had to make sure my site did not have the 9 elementsโ€ฆ Yikes. LOL Thankfully, I donโ€™t think it does, but will go over it with a fine tooth comb to make sure…

Firstly, I LOVE the length of your blog posts and the formatting. I think some are posts o some blogs are way too long. I know, I know, you hear all about these pillar posts and epic posts, but rambling to make the word cut of 2 thousand words, etc. does nothing for me. Nada.

I write my posts for people, not for the search engines and what they deem to be โ€˜worthyโ€™ of ranking. Yeah, I think it should generally be over 500 words to make it meaty enough to be worth a visit, but these loooooong posts with single line paragraphs are getting old!

Your number one is spot on. So many people promise and donโ€™t deliver, and that’s for the birds! If you promise something, don’t leave people hanging! Or they won’t come back, much less bookmark your site and comment.

Uniqueness is essential, and I agree that there needs to be research, or if sharing personal journey by way of case study, this is a type of research in itself.

Ya know, Jeff Sollee recently visited my site, and I believe he came from your site, if Iโ€™m not mistaken, so thanks for introducing us! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cannot stand flashy ads when I land on a site, and I will click OFF as fast as I landed. No time for that. lol This really gets on my nerves, and I donโ€™t put up with it anymore, so I just leave.

I can see a mistake every now and then getting past the writer, but constant errors bothers me to no end because it makes me feel invaluable to the blog owner. As ifโ€ฆ.It really doesnโ€™t matter to do their best for their audienceโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™

Formatting is very important, I agree wholeheartedly! It can determine whether or not I choose to consume your content!

Never really thought about the โ€œAdminโ€ part, but youโ€™re right – that is a lazy way out, and insecure for your WordPress blog as well.

Yep, it pays to have a CDNโ€ฆAs soon as I added this, my site sped up. But now have added another huge core element to my blog, and need to tweak speed again.

Wow, you got that right, we are NOT an island and cannot do this alone. I have recently joined Klinkk and really like it, thanks for sharing this. Iโ€™m testing conversions on my site to see what all this traffic from blog communities is doing with regards to subscribers added.

Yeah, a grateful heart is a happy heart! ๐Ÿ™‚

I completely agree with each and every point you made, and will try to implement these tips even more. Thanks so much for sharing this thought-provoking article.

Will be sharing because I think others can benefit and because itโ€™s valuable stuff!

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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Carol,
    Thanks for such a detailed comment, point after point. A lot of value in this one ๐Ÿ˜‰ Though the title was strong to get you here, it doesn’t apply to your blog. It’s one of the blogs that attract me daily so if I keep away from others, I’ll certainly be on yours.

    I love that you write for people not for search engines. Do you know that’s the fastest way to attract those search engines? If people love your writings, they will act on it – link to it, share it, etc and that will signal search engines. These SE want content that’s written for people not for them. So you’ve got it from the right end ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Jeff has recently been around almost everywhere. That guy is becoming tough and I love that you both are pulling on. That’s the beauty of blogging. You get to meeting so many beautiful people.

    thanks for stopping by today and making this post more active. Do have a wonderful week ahead
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Don Purdum

Hi Enstine,

Fantastic article, you nailed it!!!!

There are a few guaranteed reasons I won’t read a blog and you hit them all.

If your content doesn’t help me or if I can’t figure out what in the world you’re talking about, I have better places to go.

One thing that really irks me are sites that have confusing navigation. I knew a guy that said he purposefully created confusing navigation to trap people into staying on his site. What an IDIOT! That has the exact opposite approach.

I always create sites so that I’m only two clicks away from where I want to be without using the browser navigation.

I have to agree with you strongly that ungratefulness will ruin it for me as well. It’s frustrating to leave a really nice post and then someone only says a one line “thank you” back to me.

Really? I mean, I don’t expect another blog article, but I would hope for a little engagement.

Another fantastic post Enstine. I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us this week.

I hope you’re having a great start to the work week.

~ Don
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Don,
    It’s 01:20 am here and I was about going to bed after your comment came in. There is no way I can leave without replying to this. Besides, when you mention that IDIOT, I laughed out a bit and the tiredness evaporated ๐Ÿ˜‰ How did he come about thinking that way? funny and stupid ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh! congratulations on being one of Sylviane’s 6 wonderful bloggers. I’m excited to see you mentioned around because you deserve it.

    Do have a wonderful week my friend. I have some really exciting things to write about this week. Keep in touch
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      Don Purdum

      Good Morning Enstine,

      Well, it’s 7 am Eastern time here in Pennsylvania. I hope you had an amazing morning and a great afternoon in front of you!

      IDIOTS are everywhere. It makes me wonder sometimes what is going on out there, but hey if there weren’t any we couldn’t help anyone, right?

      Thanks for the kind words, it was exciting to make Sylviane’s list! It’s happening more and more so I’m encouraged by that!

      Let’s keep on improving and giving people a reason to buy from us and help us grow our businesses!

      ~ Don
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Mark

Truly awesome post Enstine!

You really nailed it with all of your extremely well thought out and hard hitting points! Be I especially like point # one!

If we’re not solving our readers/visitors problems! What’s the point?

Each point made me pause and wonder going forward, how many of these infractions am I currently guilty of!

I think I’ll use this excellent post going forward as a sort of template type of checklist!

Each point can be extremely eye opening, on a lot of levels!

Even though it’s been way too long since my last visit! It’s been obvious to me from day one, why I originally started reading/studying your blog content.

It was because of extremely valuable content just like this! Great job and thank you so much, for shedding some much needed light!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Mark,
    So excited to see you around again and thanks for the beautiful comment. I know it’s hard to keep up with every blog.I was on your blog last week but couldn’t engage for reasons I can’t remember. However, it’s always exciting to read your valuable comments

    I hope you are having a wonderful week man
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Catherine Holt

Hey Enstine. Well you certainly created a list of “No No’s” here!

One of the fundamental things in blogging is to be ‘thankful’ to your readers. Your readers are the bread and butter of blogging. Without them you simply wont have a blog! It doesn’t take much to send a thank you and an appreciation for their interaction. Even a reply to your comment on THEIR own blog! It surprises me at the amount of times I leave a comment and it doesn’t get a reply. It makes you wonder, did they read it, did they not think your comment was appropriate, or do they even care?! It certainly makes you think you wont bother next time!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Catherine,
    You know in every area of life, showing appreciation is a way to get more. The more someone shows appreciation for commenting on his/her, the more you get attracted to that blog. They are many ways to say thank you – reply to comment, mail, linking, publishing a list of commentators with MyCommentAuthors, etc

    So thanks for being part of this post today and making it active. Do have a wonderful week
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Sherman Smith

Hey Enstine,

I soon as I saw the Headline, all I could say was “Ouch!!!”.

This is definitely a great way to stir up some emotions between us bloggers. You know I was that blogger a couple of years ago. I had ads everywhere, my blog was clumped up together, I pretty much repeated what others were so, and so much more. I can understand why I turned into a “visitor repellent”.

But this was definitely an eye opener for bloggers. You can tell a great blogger when you have your audience to get emotional and think about what they’re doing as bloggers.

But you know this is why I like to read post like this. I helps to keep me aligned with other successful bloggers as yourself. I want to make sure that I’m providing enough value and show much of my appreciation for their comments and visits! This is what building a successful blog and relationships is all about. We all must be able to benefit from one another by reciprocating our efforts.

Thanks for sharing and I hope you’re having a great week!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Sherman,
    Good to see you here and thanks for adding a comment and contribution ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Must of us who did not have any formal training at the inception went through some of these points. We have only learned our lessons along the way ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I know this title is getting bloggers hooked. Though it caught you, it really does not apply to your blog which of course is an attraction.

    Thanks for finally making it bro and do have a wonderful week as well
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Ryan Biddulph

Hi Enstine,

It’s as important to let folks know what not to do as it is to let them know, what works.

The personality thing is huge with me. I tune out many blogs because I’ve read them before; kinda dull, lifeless, with no stories. I need a personality connected to a blog, to be intrigued.

Today I spent the afternoon in a village, in Fiji, with a woman named Olivia. She invited my fiancee and I to lunch and we drank coconut water on the beach. Amazing afternoon.

Not only am I sharing this small story in your comments field, I’ll also expand on it through my blog, because this story is what makes me, me. This is what helps me to stand out from the crowd and this is what inspires people to read my blog, to subscribe and to pick up my eBook.

Tell stories. Share your experiences. Even if you come up short in other areas you’ll be able to interest folks and reel them in, when you become a master story teller.

Thanks for the smart tips Enstine.

Tweeting in a bit.

Enjoy your week ๐Ÿ™‚

Ryan
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    Enstine Muki

    Wow! that’s the beautiful lesson Ryan. People wonder how to be themselves but you just pointed the light in a very few words. How I wish I elaborate on your comment and make the whole read it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll certainly work in that direction. Thanks for the comment and the post idea Ryan

    Lovely story and good to meet people like olivia
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Joy Healey

Blimey Enstine …… I was looking at your plugin inside my blog and saw that title!! I nearly had a heart attack. Where do I send the medical bill? LOL

I admit that I may have a few of the faults you mention – one of my plugins isn’t working as it should and goodness knows why! Beyond me. It WAS OK when I first tested it!

However, hopefully the really major ones (like copying content and being anonymous and zillions of spelling/grammar errors) am not committin. I’m working on improving my blogging by learning from, and interacting with, more experienced bloggers like you.

Oh and I just ROLLED with laughter about the copied comment above. He couldn’t have chosen a better post to do it on.

Thanks for another helpful post. Joy
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    Joy Healey

    Hahaha – of COURSE, there’s a spelling mistake in my comment about not making spelling mistakes!! Joy
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    Enstine Muki

    ohhh! send it by mail. Hope they accept payments by Paypal lol

    The title was harsh yes I know but I’m glad it does not apply to your blog ;).

    Yes I have my feed in that plugin. Just a little way to gain more exposure ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Errors are permitted because no one is perfect but as soon as they get above a certain limit, no one will want to spend time reading.

    Yes, the more we interact, the more we learn. So you finally got the fb strategy post live right? I’ll be around it shortly.

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wanted to trash that copy comment but thought I should publish it so we can see what’s happening. If this repeats, I’ll just trash it ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks for stopping by this morning Joy
    hope you are having a wonderful week
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Mohd Arif Khan

Hey Enstine,

Impressive!!
You have rightly mentioned all the required points,what I feel personally too.One of the things like:

“8th point- You are an Island” ๐Ÿ™‚ was something that really matters alot.

Thank you , have a nice day.
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Brittany Bullen

Enstine,

Thank you for this. I totally agree, so many blogs I visit seem so geared toward making money that it’s hard to focus on their message.

I’m interested in some of the community building sites you mentioned. I’m on triberr but I haven’t tried any of the ones in this article… there never seem to be quite enough hours in the day! Do you have a favorite?

I’ve been making my way around to all the great community-building bloggers in Adrienne’s circles, so I look forward to getting to know you better!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Brittany,
    So good to see you here and I’m happy you took the time to drop a comment. It’s your first time here right?
    Oh! Adrienne is a cool lady. It’s always exciting to be on her blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ll be on your blog of course. Better days are ahead ๐Ÿ˜‰
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      Brittany Bullen

      Yes, it was my first comment here I believe, although I have read some of your stuff. Lately I’ve realized what a great opportunity I was missing by not commenting more so I’m doing my best to remedy that.

      If/when you do stop by my blog I hope it does not disappoint! ๐Ÿ™‚
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Shamsudeen Adeshokan

Hi Enstine,

Once again you’re at it; I love the part where you put it out straight “Don’t come to my blog commenting for me to come to yours and leave a comment”.

I guess you understand why I love that?

Those who leave their author name as “admin” are still in the very beginning of blogging or perhaps, are afraid of identity. If you can put your name to your work, how do you want others to recognise you with your work?

Simply put, these nine points are worth taking seriously and maybe a time we need to go back and take another second look at out blog.

Thanks bro, nice reading your blog.
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Edwin

Hi Enstine,

You grabbed my attention once again as you have always did, and thank you for those useful pieces of advice. After reading, I realized that you were not as mean as you appeared from the topic but just to lend a voice and talk some sense into some webmasters.

I enjoyed all the points you outlined above and they are really facts and wake up call for some. Thank once again for that beautiful piece
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Jacs Henderson

What an eye catching title Enstine… in fact it compelled me to read your post,which Monna had shared on G+ So much more exciting than 9 reasons someone will leave your blog!!
Funny how we relate everything you say to our own blogs… checking in our heads if you are talking about our blogs!! – so you are offering a helping hand ๐Ÿ˜‰
I was chuckling reading your points and laughing by the time I got to ‘you are ungrateful’ – You are so right! A fantastic plugin
Many blogs display some of these characteristics, and I think it shows when you visit them…your blog is like a home, and your visitors are your guests, and I think they should have a productive visit…lots of information and refreshments, in a clean,tidy and calm environment and leave feeling wiser for the experience.
When they write to comment on their visit and thank you…. I believe we should reply back too, to show our appreciation of their visit.
Loved this a lot ๐Ÿ™‚
Thank you!
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Jacs,
    Good to see you here ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’m happy Monna shared this on G+ and you actually followed the link to my blog here. Not only did you follow that link. You read the post and dropped a wonderful comment. So excited and I think we have better days ahead ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ll surely be visiting your blog for more interaction Jacs

    Hope you are having a wonderful week over there
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Bilal Khan

You have not solved my problems, I think this is a sole reason in 80 percent cases. If you can’t give anything to your readers, you cannot stay alive in their hearts.

I hate ads everywhere (in the post body, after title, header, sidebar, footer) and especially pop up ads. Visiting many blogs/websites, have to face adult ads too.

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Funmy Kemmy

Thanks so much for stating those reasons. I agree with you. I have also been commenting on so many sites. Most of the owners have not taken time to reply or visit my site. It is expected that authors should be able to respond to comments from readers on their sites.

I refuse to be an island forever.
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Andrew M. Warner

Hey Enstine,

Great job once again with the post.

The greatest pet peeves I have are certainly:

1. When they don’t solve my problems.

I’m visiting your site for an obvious reason … because you say that you can do this or that you actually do that, but if you come out with posts that are completely different from what you claim, why SHOULD I stick around.

2. You’re not unique.

This is a major thing because I’m see far too many bloggers that just copy each other. They have no voice … they’re not unique at all. I much rather go to the original person that they copied and learn from them, if that’s the case.

3. LOL error are a funny thing because some people (popular bloggers) would swear that purposely making errors on your posts will cause more attention. But like you said, if you’re ALWAYS making errors in every single paragraph, then it’s not good. And along the same lines, if you refer to yourself as admin, there’s no chance ‘m even going to look at that site again. I want to know that the post came from an actual person, not a nameless person.

4. A deal breaker for me is the island thing. There’s so much out there for people to promote themselves on and interact with others, that if you’re not even making the effort to do that, then you shouldn’t even be blogging.

Great post once again, Enstine. Have a great rest of the week.

– Andrew
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Angela McCall

Hi Enstine,

As usual I’m late to the party. By the time I get here the wines are gone, foods are gone, people have gone their own merry way. But…better late than never? ๐Ÿ˜‰ whatever.

Anyway, this title is very creative. Grab my attention right away when I saw it. I don’t think I’ve practice those 9 things. And in fact…I used to come to this guy’s blog and I won’t name names. It is completely annoying!!!

His banners are plastered all over his page. They are flashing like Las Vegas!! His posts are all about affiliate products he wants people to buy. His post are only around 140 words. Kinda like he’s twittering. It’s horrible!!! It’s a shame that some people do not really know the value of blogging. If this is the type of blog they have, might as well DO NOT BLOG and just stay away from the Internet coz it’s a waste of time & energy!!

Angela
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Dr. Diana

Hello Muki,

I love commenting on other blogs. I don’t comment just for driving traffic to my blog while for connection with other bloggers for a strong relationship.

Thanks
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metz

Nice one!

Personally, “Ads everywhere” is one of the reasons why I will not visit a blog again. It looks so poor and spammy. I don’t trust websites like that. I hate too much ads, it’s quite annoying to the eyes, I must say!

Well, blogs like that is owned by someone who don’t know about quality and do not know what their visitors will feel as they visit their pillar.

I hope that soon, they will perk up.
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Emebu

Hi Muki My Boss!!!,
Truly you have written this post to help every reader become a better blogger. I have learned a lot of things here i must confess. Thanks for always being there.
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paul

Thank you for sharing your ideas on the subject. Is there actually people that leave the admin as their user name with their site. Wow never actually knew everyone that I come by usually has their personal name.

Good blog post.
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Indigo

Well I’m not surprised to see a lot of comments on this excellent article. I nodded my head to a lot of your points, and also learned something new. I had never heard of those sites you listed, Kinged, Blog Engage, etc. but will definitely check them out now. (I’m pretty new to all this.) Thanks for posting this, and happy blogging.
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mrunmay phanse

I think so this are some of the points we all should keep in our mind ………. what our visitors want and how to make them happy……….. even i was ignoring some of the any points but from now i will take care about everything
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Chery Schmidt

Hello Enstine, Wowsy That title just drew me in.. I sure hope you were not talking about my blog!! Yikes..

I do agree with all your reasons my friend, points well taken.

I did read about your plug in last week and did not really have time to really take a look at it..It is on my to do list for this week.

Great Post, Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))

P.S> I did land here today Via Kingged
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View Nigeria

Hello Enstine;
Lol, when i saw the post title on Facebook i was like, what will he going pass on i mean write about it. I was forced to open which did. Do you know what? I’m really impressed. Thanks for writing.
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Rahul Kashyap

hello Enstine,

you are right in blogging and other field uniqueness is very important. if you are not unique no one visit your blog next time and with uniqueness you are must be expert in
writing,
content Quality,
user engagement,
always active there is more reason for getting success
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Reginald

Hey man,

Great write and thanks for sharing. My biggest no no is the part about ads. I don’t a few ads but when you have more than what’s needed, that’s annoying!

Haha thanks for writing man!
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Larry Frank

I actually saw a link to this awsome article of yours on BabsHaybell’s blog (thatcoolblog). And It’s quite handy for every blogger, for sure you should biting my blog then, because I not a victim of the offences you stated above.. Lols…
Well thanks for sharing with us
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Hema Unnoop

Hello Enstine,

Wow, what a catchy title. The moment I read it, I jumped straight into it.

I couldn’t agree more to your reasons. Especially, poor formatting and errors. This can turn anybody off. It also shows that you just couldn’t care about editing your post to better serve your audience. Such a big NO NO indeed!

As far as being ungrateful is concerned, I’ve gotten some of those. I have learnt the art of commenting and the importance of it through The AhaNow community via Harleena. I have observed how she acknowledges anybody who comments and shares her posts. Since then, I have gotten into the habit of thanking whoever does so.

Gratitude is absolutely primordial in the blogging arena.

May I add, I won’t visit your blog if you are ARROGANT and DISRESPECTFUL and lack a sense of HUMILITY.

This again I have often noticed with some bloggers.
They keep showing off their ranks, stats, subscribers list etc….nothing wrong with that…but the way they do it is wrong.
They underestimate others, make bloggers who are just starting out feel like they are worthless.

I have to mention a few names when it comes to humility and respect…
Harleena Singh, Rohan Chaubey, Kevin Duncan, Toby Nwazor, Yatin Kulbe, Donna Merrill and so many others who in spite of having a great blog and following, still remain humble and are always ready to help.

I stick to bloggers like this as power glue. Haha ๐Ÿ™‚

Loved your post Enstine.

Thank you
Wish you a wonderful day:)
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    Enstine Muki

    Hey Heman,
    Thanks for such a wonderful comment ๐Ÿ˜‰

    You’ve mentioned some awesomely awesome friends and I think you are right about every thing you said. Harleena, for instance, has influenced so many bloggers and I’m one of them.

    Yes, some people thing they have arrived. success should not be a source of arrogance. No one succeeds without the input of others so I think it’s bad to look down on others simply because you think you are up ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Thanks once more for another beautiful conversation. Hope you are set for a wonderful Christmas season
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Soumen Siddhanta

One thing I would like to say about this article that it’s just awesome. Thank you very much Enstine for great article.
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Philip Verghese Ariel

Hi Enstine,
Oh My… I am not in this list, I am sure I very religiously follow those thing with my visitors and comment Authors, Only thing some times i am a bit delay in responding to their feedback but i make it a point to visit their page immediately i find their approved comment on my page and of course i do share their posts to my vast social networks.
I have experienced some of the things you mentioned in this 9 reasons, some are so adamant that they never reciprocate for the good things they recieve, as you said not even a thank you note at twitter or any other places where it is comment or share. That is very bad, and i never looks back to their sites again.
This is indeed a good reminder to such people.
I just noticed Hema’s comment wherein she showed her dissatisfaction on showing their achievements on their pages is a wrong trend, I partially disagree to her opinion, whats wrong in that, in fact it gives a kind of information to a new visitor about the page. I don’t find anything wrong, but as she said the way in which they present may not be in some cases not pleasant. anyways, i generally try to do place some achievement note on the side bar of my page and I noticed even the pro bloggers do this.
Thanks Enstine for sharing this wonderful information
A great alert and a reminder to all bloggers
Best Regards
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Dalene Ekirapa

Honestly, I’m guilty of running ads on my platform. But here’s my question: should I run ads till I build a raving audience or just by the fact that I’m having ads is already sending many away?

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Dalene,
    Ads don’t really send visitors away as you can see here I do have some. But if they become intrusive, it makes reading boring and that alone is a bad factor. But I personally don’t see your ads a problem though
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kufre Ekpo

Nice post Enstine.
I want to add that one of the reasons why reader will not visit your blog is when you are not consistent.
The difference between cultivating a serious platform and having a hobby is all about consistency. If your whims are a good predictor of your frequency and subject matter, donโ€™t expect too many return readers.
Hereโ€™s the rule of thumb: Make your content surprising, not your posting schedule and subject matter.

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Nikola Roza

Great post Enstine,
I agree with all tips. Especially silly is the one when the author forgets to set his own name for the posts he publishes, so he’s branded “admin”
Very amateurish.

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Moss Clement

Hi Enstine,

One of the several reasons readers leave and never come back which you specified here that struck me like a bolt is too many ads. For instance, yesterday I visited a friend’s blog, read, and left a comment on her post. However, the issue I had with the blog which made me wanted to leave without reading the entire post was more than enough ads popping up every second. I got angry actually and was like “what the hell.” I closed the page, but because she is my friend, I reopen it and leave a comment.
The point is that it it irritating and annoying. It’s not a bad idea to run ads, but when there is an excess of it on your blog, it becomes discouraging to your readers.

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Arfa Nazeer

Hi Enstine,

Hope you’re doing well.

You always surprise me with great blog post topics and I think this one is truly important to discuss! Also, I can totally relate to all those points you mentioned specifically a site cluttered with ads, and admin thing. This kind of annoys me the most. When a reader lands on a website, the first thing he/she wants is a genuine person on the other side of the window who’s communicating and when we read bylines like editorial staff, or admin – I just leave the site as I don’t know who’s there.

Excellent post topic!

With best,
Arfa

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Annette Brigiotta

Hi Enstine,

I just installed Zest and was browsing the blog posts when I came across yours. The title intrigued. I’m new to the world of blogging (Although I’ve been working with WordPress sites since the beginning of time).

Thanks for your insights. Excellent tips and advice!

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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Annette,
    This is so sweet to hear. Thanks for coming on from zest ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Wordpress is the best blogging platform so far. Let me know if you need any help with it or SEO.

    Will be over to your blog too after this comment. Hope your weekend is going good
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      Annette Brigiotta

      Thank you, Enstine. I’ll save your blog to my favorites and visit often, and I will certainly let you know if I need help. I appreciate it, and hope your weekend is going good also ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tanyi Melvis Bechemnyo

Hi Enstine

Ads are one of the most annoying of those points you stated. A blog with so many Ads especially adsence ads splattered all over a blog is the number one reason why people leave

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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Vicky Joseph

Hi Enstine,
Thank you for sharing this informative article. I learned new things from you. It helped me a lot and I hope that it will also help others. I appreciate your efforts.
Have a good day ahead.

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