An open question towards you, “Do you blog for money or readership?”. Well, I’m pretty sure the answers will vary upon people’s taste and interest.
Actually, both have powerful backgrounds which are enforcing us to do these. Whatever you are doing is good, but however, there are some criteria behind. You might ask what makes me realize them. So I’m gonna share my short story first.
Yesterday, I was checking out several blogs. Suddenly I noticed their intimate desires. Some of them were focused on building a great blog community. On the other hand, some of them were just interested to add incomes through blogs. So which is the better one to consider?
It took me about two hours to think and come to a decision. Finally, I realized that readership is way better than just money. In fact, I have made some strong words that will help you believe in the true consequence.
Can’t wait for more? So am I. Here are the 3 must-know facts you should definitely know.
Do You Blog for Money or Readership? 3 “Must-Know” Facts
Money can’t buy you readers, but readers can
It’s the first truth, money can’t buy you readers. But readers can make you hundreds and even thousands of bucks depending upon the possibilities.
Oh God! How can I forget. Isn’t it really easy to buy visitors? Just heading over to marketplaces like Fiverr, Odesk will lead me ***** visitors in just *** dollar. No more pain, but a lot to gain, isn’t it? But unfortunately, should say you are buying nothing but some serious shits.
Actually, those can not be called readers, they are just temporary visitors. It’s so easy to get visitors, but it’s quite hard to get a loyal blog reader. Money can’t buy human choice. So there is no chance that money can turn someone into a reader for long.
Contrary, readers can be of great value. They are the diesel of your money making blog engine. If they fed up, you will get nothing. So the person who blog for his readers can make them satisfied. As a result, they will be happy to keep them engaged. If you lead some possibilities to make money from your blog, they will feel happy to join them.
Just to make sure, there is differences between visitors and readers. Visitors will come and go, just making an addition to the total page view. But readers are those who come, read through and repeat it in the next day. So there is a lot we can expect to earn from the reader.
Money doesn’t last long, but reader does
Money comes to be spent, but readers are the substance that will stay longer and longer. Money is easy to earn and to spend as well. But the reader is really hard to gain.
As an example, if you just want to make money from your blog, you won’t do a much for your readers. You will be always looking for adding to your income. In this way, you will only have a few months to lose all readers. In fact, a popular blog, which is top of the industry can go down to the lower line by dint of this awful temptation.
Instead, if we can focus on building better readership and give a low effort on earning, we can expect to earn all the way. Though the earning might be low, it will be consistent. I think it’s better to earn days after days instead of just a single day.
Money can’t make fame, but readers can
It’s the biggest truth, I have ever realized, money can’t buy you fame or make you famous. Instead, your readers can be your ultimate weapons for becoming successful, famous.
Fame means popularity. That’s mean, how much you are popular among the crowd, how quickly people can identify you between the hundred’s of people. Growing readership means growing more people to know about you.
If we find an amazing writing, we usually do take a look over the author profile to know who is the talented writer. Same as, if you can entertain more visitors, they might become your most loyal blog readers. That means, more people will show interest to know about the author profile. And that means more popularity.
On the other side, how much money you have, how rich you don’t matter for fame. But your deeds, your efforts matter. Well, you might be popular buying some bigger websites, but that doesn’t add any positive values. If you can achieve fame with the hard works for your readers, you will surprisingly see some excellent consequences.
That was my personal thought about money and readership. Actually, I might have been gone very controversial. I wish you people would pardon me.
But if you ask for my personal opinion in a line, I would say “focus more on readership and less on monetization“. Seriously, I monetize my blog too, but it doesn’t mean I should only care about it, not about readers. It’s way better to think about the readers and then the money making possibilities.
What do you say, which one you choose blogging for money or blogging for readership? Let us know your answer and the readers too in the comments!