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

SEMrush

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;

visit your blog

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  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 some 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  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 a 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 😉

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 SiteGround 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. 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.

NB:

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?

Drop a comment!

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SEMrush

Enstine Muki
 

Blogging Coach, Certified Cryptocurrency Expert and Serial Entrepreneur

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.

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.

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!

Annette
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    Enstine Muki

    Hi Annette,
    This is so sweet to hear. Thanks for coming on from zest 😉
    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 🙂

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

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.

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.

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, don’t expect too many return readers.
Here’s the rule of thumb: Make your content surprising, not your posting schedule and subject matter.

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?

    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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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
~philip
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