5 Reasons I Stopped Reading Your Blog

Posted on July 7, 2007 
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We all know how hard it is to get more RSS subscribers on your blog. There are plethora of ways and means to increase readers but the biggest trick is to hold on to them. I have seen stats go up and down, slowly creeping upwards without a really good reason for it. From a personal perspective I listed my top 5 reasons why I unsubscribed from [insert random name] blog. Please feel free to leave a comment telling us your main reason to drop a feed and no longer visit that blog. Us bloggers might learn a thing or two.

1) Oh, so you have a life now?

This is a easy one. If I don’t see any updates in 3-4 days I assume you must have stopped blogging and went on to do something useful with your life. No reason for me to stick around anymore, I’m gone. Your spot is taken by someone’s feed that does provide me with new and interesting content. Sorry, I’m moooving on.

2) What? I have to register to leave a comment?

Really, you’ve got a nice blog and I liked your articles, but I don’t think I’ll come back any time soon. The only way for me to actively participate on your posts is to register before I can leave a comment? Sorry but I just don’t have the time/am too lazy to register. Now I feel left out. Better luck with the next reader.

3) Didn’t I see this before? On someone else’s blog? Yesterday?

It happens, a lot. Some bloggers tend to copy their articles from bigger blog’s hoping to get noticed. If I read a great article on blog on a Monday, I really don’t want to waste my time reading the same version on blog X on a Tuesday. Try to be original. Obviously most popular topics have been covered by heaps of people but try to add your own insights and/or experience on the subjects.

4) More clicking? I just told you I’m lazy.

A full feed is appreciated. I don’t want to read half the story and then have to click a “read more” link to get the other half. Also I like to quickly scan the whole article first to see if it’s worth my while, but I can’t see the whole thing right now.You’re blog is making me wait until your it’s loaded up again in my browser. But wait, that other blog there is already fully open. I might as well go there. Sayonara Sucker!

5) MeepMeep! Slow down will ya!

Your blog is great, I love your articles. But I’m struggling to keep up with them! You’re updating those posts faster than a speeding bullet. I’m not superman and only have a limited amount of time per day. I’d rather read 10 posts on 10 different blogs than spending my limited time solely on your blog, see ya.

Source: http://www.johncow.com/5-reasons-i-stopped-reading-your-blog/


3 Responses to “5 Reasons I Stopped Reading Your Blog”

  1. dxblogger on July 7th, 2007 1:15 pm

    haha..I agree with you…especially for the no.2..

  2. RKinski on August 22nd, 2007 7:30 pm

    Yahoo Database…

    How add your blog to yahoo database?…

  3. admin on August 23rd, 2007 8:40 am

    Sorry, I don’t work with it ;)

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