WordPress ineffective?

I was just comparing the stats for my blog here on WordPress, and my other blog on blogger. The other one I have not updated in ages, yet I still get a regular stream of visitors – usually around 200 a week. Here on WordPress my blog received 240 visitors in a whole year even though I do share my posts on Facebook and Twitter (as if my friends would read this – but hey, you can always try). My main source of the few visits I get seems to be the WordPress site itself by people who use tags to search for blogs. And sometimes some of the people who “follow” my blog might read my posts – often this is not the case though. Sometimes I think people just randomly follow others with a click to encourage them to have a look at their blog in return. I don’t know.

As I am thinking about becoming more active with blogging once more, I am wondering about whether there is a point in keeping this blog. I also tried to copy exact phrases from my posts into Google to see whether my blog turns up. But no, not even with exact phrases! And I know that my settings are on “allow robots” – so I do not know why my blog does not show up on Google at all.

If I returned to blogger though, I would have to re-do my other blog because I don’t like the current look of it. Yet it would make sense: there is more traffic, and more potential readers. And the more people come and visit you, the more likely it is that you will receive some feedback. And feedback is something I would love in 2015 – I know that for many topics I will not be able to ask anyone I know, they simply do not care, so it would be nice to be able to find some readers with shared interests.

What is your experience? Do you get many visitors on WordPress, or have you made a similar experience when you compared two different blogs of yours on two different providers?

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5 responses to “WordPress ineffective?

  1. lolettestephenson

    I feel the same as you but I have been reading about branding yourself/blog. The book is by David Williams on Amazon. He will walk you through the exact steps to take.
    it’s all free and it’s called How to Brand Yourself for your Network Marketing Business but it can apply to anyone.
    Also look for 30 Day Blogging Challenges on FB. You can promote your blog there too ! Good luck and make it fun

    • It’s funny: I’m actually on day five of that challenge, but I am using it for my blogger blog. It also proves to work quite well (especially because it keeps me writing). I don’t think it would work the same way with WP. Maybe google doesn’t like WP – because I find it really odd that I can’t find my blog via Google!

  2. About 20 views a day, but still small time. Why can’t u put the same articles on both blogs just using a word document to write it on or similar and just see how things go throughout the year, maybe put both on Facebook cos not everyone on Facebook that much. Take care, fergie.

    • I actually put some of my older articles on my Blogger blog. The visitors there come without me having to do much. So I am currently only using my other blog. Promoting WordPress seems just too much of a hassle. With Blogger I also get visitors that find me via Google. I don’t get that with WordPress.

      • Fair enough u have a busy life. Re people liking blogs that u don’t know, I expect u r right, they want u to peep at theirs in perhaps many cases, but who really knows. I agree that its the comments that keep the blogger interested and that something has been both achieved and appreciated. I guess finding out what your friends like too might help and doing great research and at times being provocative.

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