How Do You Overcome Having a Small Blogging Audience?

  March 14, 2022 blogging tips 🕑 3 minutes read
Helado man, from our trip to Playa Espadilla by Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica.

Playa Espadilla, Costa Rica.


Does having a small blogging audience frustrate you?


Been there. Had that.


Here’s the solution:


  1. generously create helpful content to solve reader problems
  2. bond with top bloggers in your niche by helping them freely
  3. ask for nothing in return from top bloggers


Slowly, but surely, your blogging audience goes from small, to bigger, then bigger, then bigger. The solution is simple. But most bloggers seem to fear putting in work.


If you fear putting in work, your blog audience forever remains small. Nothing is wrong with YOU if you have a small audience; but something is off with your energy and strategy. Do you want to correct your blogging mistakes? How about growing a large, loyal blogging audience? Do both sound good to you?


Follow the tips from my bullet point list above because success finds bloggers who blog generously for a long time. Your small readership reflects back to you your predominant blogging energy. Blogging gives you what you give blogging.


If nothing seems to grow you are not growing as a blogger. As within, so without. If blogging seems to stall you have personally chosen to stall. Blogging cannot give you anything that you did not give to blogging, first.


Begin with your content. Do you listen to readers and solve their problems? If not, begin doing that. But then factor in time. Small readerships grow into large readerships if bloggers spend a great deal of time spanning years generously solving reader problems. Most bloggers have small readerships because they put in a small effort for a short period of time.


Other bloggers generously publish content for a long time but build no friend network. One human being gets only so far based on their own steam. Genuine pros do things as part of a big team, building a loyal, big-time blogging buddy network.


Help bloggers freely. Comment genuinely on their blogs. Promote fellow bloggers on your blog and through social media. Keep giving. Ask for nothing in return. Allow friendships to take root. Network generously and genuinely for a long time. Keep at it over the long haul.


The real obstacle to growing your readership: impatience. Most bloggers give up before putting in 1000’s of creating and networking hours. Most bloggers struggle like heck because they never give themselves enough time to go from having a small blogging audience to having a large blogging audience. The only way to build your audience the right way is to do it organically, based on your skills Good things take time and generous service.


All pro bloggers became pros after helping people generously for a long time. Seeing 1000 hours of blogging effort intimidates most bloggers because most want success in 10 hours or in 100 hours. Most bloggers seemed so filled with fear manifest as greed and desperation that they believe 5000 hours is way too long a period of time to elapse before going pro. But if you plan to be around for 5000 hours you’d be a fool NOT to blog the right way for 5000 hours.


What is worth doing is worth doing the right way. Blogging the right way to build a large, loyal audience requires generously creating and connecting over many 1000’s of hours spanning years of your life.


Put in the time. Put in the effort. Numbers grow if you grow. You grow if you generously create content and build connections over the long haul.


Blogging gets easier if you make uncomfortable decisions. Blogging gets tougher if you make comfortable decisions.


Overcome your small blogging audience obstacle by growing your audience. Even though you can covert a small audience to boost your success the blogging success ceiling awaits.


Stop playing small. Start playing big.

  1. Erik says:
    at 5:22 am

    What can you do to solve the small blogging audience issue?

    One of the best things you can do is connect with other bloggers in your niche. By guest posting on each others’ blogs, participating in online and offline events, and generally being supportive of one another, you can create a community of engaged readers who are more likely to stick around and continue reading your content. Additionally, promoting your blog content on social media channels can help attract new readers to your site.

    Thanks for sharing your tips, Ryan.

    And by the way, I remember seeing folks like the one in this post image, when I was in Venezuela, in 1996.
    The coconut ice cream was fabulous.

    • Ryan Biddulph says:
      at 11:30 am

      Excellent blogging advice Erik. Wow, what a travel throwback. The helado coco that vendors serve from Costa Rica, to Panama, down into South America is fabulous. I’ve only been to Peru in SA but the ice cream there tasted delicious.

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