Why I Stopped Reading your Blog Posts?

By | 22nd August 2014

Here comes another day and time and as usual when you have no option than to just sit down and write, what are you going to do? The day is somehow clumsy here as it has been raining all day today. How has yours been as well?

On a more serious note, let move back to business as usual. Have you ever thought of this with respect to why someone might decide not to read your blog posts again? Come again, give it a thought. Why will someone stop reading your blog posts? But as usual; this post wouldn’t be complete without telling you about my good friend Little Johnny and why is now heading towards the police.

I think he was too kind to heed to this advice after he had read it. Do you believe anything you read? I guess you might be careful of the things you from today on wards when you find out what happened to Little Johnny.

Little Johnny, a thief, finally got to the safe(where money is kept) and was so pleased to find a note which read “Please don’t use dynamite, the safe is not locked. Just turn the knob”

He did so and suddenly a heavy sand bag fell on him and the alarms started.

As the police carried him out on a stretcher, Little Johnny was heard moaning, “My confidence in human nature has been rudely shaken”

His confidence in human nature has obviously being rudely shaken. Hahaha! He isn’t of course going to believe everything he now reads.

Now back to business as usual, why I stopped reading your blog posts is of course the issue on board today?

Why I stopped Reading your Blog posts?

1. You see me as a Robot

Many bloggers of late are very much interested in search engines instead of writing with humans in mind first. Why should I continue reading your blog posts when you see me as a robot; one of Google’s animals? As bloggers, the zeal to get more traffic coming in from Google leaves many writing in the language of Google ignoring their own readers. This of course makes your blog posts boring and one thing becomes clear at the end, your readers go and come back no more.

What to do? Please make it a point to write with your readers in mind. They make up your blog. Over-concentrating more on keywords in your quest to lure traffic from search engines the more makes your blog look boring at the end. Hence that same traffic you want come and go and come no more.

2. You’re busier than the busy-bee

How often do you respond to your comments or emails? Another reason which will keep many away from reading your blog post is not responding to comments. How do you feel when fellow bloggers respond to your comments on their blog posts? So why don’t you do same to your readers?

I guess you’re going to give that flimsy excuse that you’re busy. Even the busy bees makes time to produce some honey so why that excuse of yours?

What to do? Always make it a point to reply to those comments on your blog and those emails shouldn’t be left out as well.

3. You love my email address more than me

Hahaha! I really find it difficult to understand, after the pop up for an email subscription, there is the likelihood of an all blackout subscription for me email address once again. Are you interested in me or my email address? The money they say is in the list but it comes after quality had been delivered.

What to do? Be more interested in your readers not just their email addresses for it is human beings who are behind these email addresses.

What makes you stop reading those blog posts on that blog?

It is now your time to take over. What are your thoughts and what do you make of this post?

40 thoughts on “Why I Stopped Reading your Blog Posts?

  1. Larry Frank

    Hi Kabenlah,
    The one reason that scares me off a blog is “Not Writing Contents That Interests Me”, and thats it. If you have been observant you’ll notice that since I came across your blog I’ve always dropped comments on all new post, the reason is “YOUR POST TITLE” you write catchy titles that interests me and by that I see your blog as on of those my personal blogs which I read.
    No matter the niche of your title can make your readers stay.
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Larry,

      Come again; I do like this quote of yours ‘No matter the niche; your title can make your readers stay’.

      Your title can obviously make your readers stay. It is the first call of commitment as far as posts are concern.

      Thanks for your comment and do have a great weekend.

      Reply
  2. Okto

    Hi Emmanuel,

    That’s really good points. If we want to get large audiences we should consider the three aspects.

    Write post as if you write a love letter is the best way to attract human readers. In regard to comment, I’ve tried my best to respond comment on my blog as fast as I can, just like you said above, there should be no excuse for not answering comments. About email, that’s what I do so far in my blog. I don’t urge my visitor to leave their email I recommend them to like my fanpage so they can keep update without giving their emails.

    Great post. Thanks for sharing and wish you have a great weekend
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Okto,

      Thanks as well for adding your take on this. Please do have a great week as well.

      Reply
  3. Minakshi Srivastava

    Hello Emmanuel,

    I think to make communication with our readers is most important task.

    I don’t think to get anyone’s mail in a wrong way is a gentle task. If your post is so informative then reader surely subscribe you with their own interest.

    It is very important that whatever you write that should able to make nice bonding with your readers :)

    Thanks for sharing this awesome post :)
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Madam Minakshi,

      The pleasure is all mine seeing with your add up as well.

      Bonding with your readership is one factor which can’t be taken as a joke at all.
      It is of course very important.

      Thanks for your comment and do have a great weekend.

      Reply
  4. Lisa

    Emmanuel, You make a good point about bloggers not responding to comments or ever taking the time to visit your blog after leaving dozens of comments at theirs. I may not stop reading them if they are high quality posts but I would stop commenting after a while. Been there, done that….
    I would also say posts that don’t teach or inspire me I may not go back to either. I like to learn something or feel good about something after reading a blog post.
    I would add I would stop reading posts that are hard to read, either text too small or too many ads all around the text that make it harder to read and focus.
    Have a great weekend there Emmanuel!
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Madam Lisa,

      My weekend is already great for seeing you here with your add up to the post as well.

      Thanks for your comment and please do have a great weekend as well.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Anyikwa,

      The power of even one reader shouldn’t in anyway be understimated instead of focusing on robots.

      Thanks for your comment as well and do have a great week.

      Reply
  5. Akshay Hallur

    That’s an excellent blog post.

    Personalistic approach matters a lot. Using the words you, I, helps a lot. Readers feel that you too close to them. By this, you also prevent users from regarding you as a robot.

    Replying to every comment on your blog also helps to build rapport with your readers. It’s a nice point.

    Thank you.
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Akshay,

      Thanks as well for your add. Using first person pronouns instead obviously matters as obviously users feel more connected.

      Thanks as well for your add up and do have a great week ahead.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hahaha! as in? Every post has something to offer.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Lussi, is that all that you have to say? What will make you stop reading someone’s post?

      Reply
  6. Disha Sharma

    Hmmm These Are Really serious matter to think about that why Audience is Avoiding our Blog ! We really much need to think about these steps & should take a good decision for getting again Audience !

    Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Disha,
      That is exactly the message I wanted to carry across. Thanks for your comment and do have a great day.

      Reply
  7. usman iqbal

    you are sharing a nice post with us. i hope it is really helpful for me. these tips are really help me to build such a relation with you. thanks admin

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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Usman,

      Building relationship with others matters a lot and it starts wuth addressing them with their names.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Zubi,

      It is a good thing knowing your shortfall and planning to work on it. Do have a great day!

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello James,

      Welcome on board and I do hope to see you around more often.

      Reply
  8. Mi Muba

    Hi Emmanuel

    As usual another interesting post with much objectivity in it. This has become your style whenever readers see the title of your post they enjoy it a lot but equally know its contents must have a big message.

    All the reasons you pointed here are quite valid. I think if anything is devoid of human aspect it will not be able to make its inroads into the hearts of its target audience.

    Bringing someone once at your blog is quite easy but to convert him as regular visitor and making him proud of his being your loyal reader is heck of the task.

    Thanks for sharing this quite a valuable post.

    Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Mi,

      You have indeed sum it all up. Thanks for your comment and I do hope you’re doing great. Your latest post is really classic.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Monika,

      That is exactly message I intended to carry across. Maintaining our readership is indeed a great thing which can’t be taken for granted.

      Thanks for your comment and do have a a great day.

      Reply
  9. metz

    Well done post as usual, Emmanuel!

    In my point of view, I stopped reading on blog posts that seems not essential to me. Like, there is this one blogging page I used to read, but suddenly, something change, it’s way of blogging that I used to love and enjoyed.

    Whenever I saw one of his blog posts, I always read the title and scan his so epic post. I don’t want to read stories that have nothing to do with the answer that I am looking for.
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Madam Metz,

      Thanks as well for your add up.

      Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Ravi,

      Come again, I want you to reiterate that again.

      ‘Bloggers
      should know that they write for their readers not for SEO.’

      I still really find it understand why many bloggers are more concern about search engines instead of genuine readers.

      My week was great that week. I wish you all the best in this coming week.

      Reply
  10. Andrew

    Hey Emmanuel,

    Great post.

    Oh man, when I see a blog post that’s obviously written for search engines and not for the reader that makes me want to leave. Because they obviously care much more about providing content for search engines than they do for their readers. Big mistake.

    Especially since Google loves shape-shifting every few months or so.

    Another thing you mentioned is the email address. Sure, I’ll give my email address in hopes that you’ll provide me with some useful content. Instead, what I receive is promotion after promotion. Sometimes 3 times a day.

    That type of thing will make me want to leave. Definitely.

    Great post here.

    Hope you have an awesome week.

    – Andrew
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Andrew,

      It is great seeing you here and adding your voice to this as well.
      There are blogger who love your email address more than the personality behind it and that of course sicken me a lot.

      My week was great and I am of course looking for this coming week. I do hope it is going to be a lovely for us all.

      Thanks for your comment.

      Reply
  11. hiideemod

    I really gained something here today….But just wondering Y some write for search engines instead of their readers, have mostly seen long texts posts which at last don’t solve the problem the post topics points to.
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      That is of course a million dollar question which needs an answer. Thanks as well for your comment Hiidemod.

      Reply
  12. Atish Ranjan

    Emmanuel,

    I can see you are stopped reading my blog lolz.

    I agree, Posts should be written for humans not for the search engines though a little bit of optimization needed for better SEO but primary target must be the readers.

    As usually great stuff mate. Keep sharing such posts.
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    1. Emmanuel Kabenlah Cudjoe Post author

      Hello Atish,

      There is no way I can do away with a great blogger’s blog like yours just like that. Hahahah!

      Thanks for your comment and I am obviously going to keep on sharing.

      Reply

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