Why bloggers like me couldn’t expect their blogs to maximally get traffic
It’s not really a problem. Just a statistic problem. You see, my main blog Plato on-line is more popular in other countries and my local visitors account for less than 10% only (more than 50% of my visitors come from the US alone). That is why I’m very grateful to my few but loyal local followers. Why does that happen? Two reasons:
– The local audience isn’t interested in what I write about
– Of course local blogs will get more visitors from friends and relatives. Foreign bloggers will always have fewer friends and relatives abroad. Therefore, foreign blogs get less visitors
A very stark example of that. My Canadian blogging friend Amy got inspired to write about my post “Computer and Sitting a Deadly Combination” in her post “Honestly – How Long Are You In Front Of The Computer?”. Of course I was curious how much traffic her post would get and subscribed to the comments. 73 comments flooded my inbox so far. And not one of those visitors cited me or my blog! (Ironically, Amy is my best commenter)
That is not a complaint. I only mentioned that so my explanation would be clearer. Now here is an excerpt and link from Amy’s post:
‘Some time ago, I discovered a new friend, Poch Peralta, whose blog is Plato-On-Line. Poch blogs professionally and often links articles showcasing key subjects of interest – including ones relating, directly and indirectly, to life around computers. Thanks, Poch, for placing the Philippines’ flag on my little world map.
‘Besides kindly sharing his blog’s software winnings with me one time, he shares IT insights, evaluations of new software and hardware products and links to various helpful articles – especially about computerization.
‘However. One of his recent contributions has shaken my world. His headliner was “Computer and Sitting a Deadly Combination”…’