1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is my content worth reading?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by JohnBranch, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. JohnBranch

    JohnBranch Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    1
    Well, I want to start the thread by saying that I am sorry if I broke any rules, I just started my first blog and I want to know if my content is worth reading. I don`t want to promote my site(if by any chance some of you like what I wrote and come from time to time I`ll be more than happy) and I don`t have any adds( for now). I want to know from you. Do you think my content is worth reading, should I change something? Any tips or ideeas? Also, any guides for making my blog known without using any money?
    Last 2 questions: Should I use addsense or another add software? That in time after I get at least 100 visits a day.... Also, facebook is not allowing my i.blogger extension and I don`t have any money to buy a domain right now. Should I use blogspot and can I use adds on blogspot? Anyway, I`m drifting away from the subject. I hope you enjoy the first articles that I have written and that you can learn something good from them, also that you can teach me something in exchange ^_^ . The site is messagefortheyouth iblogger org Check the letter page, i think it`s the best!
     
  2. Video Rabbits

    Video Rabbits Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2014
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    1
    Home Page:
    The content, on its own, when taken at face value, is pretty cool. Unfortunately, most of the people on the internet are quite frequently saturated by this kind of content on Facebook, Reddit, and the bundle of other sites they usually go to. This means when they stumble upon your blog for whatever reason, they will likely put it into the 'bin there done that' pile and not bother to read.

    I think your blog can have value, but it won't come from pulling bits of wisdom from others and pasting it on your site. I would recommend you use bits of your life as inspiration and write cool stories about what you learned through your experiences and the people you have met. If you don't have either of those, then create scenarios that do not exist. People love getting their teeth into fiction that is posed as fact, or at least ambiguously so.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. AJay3000

    AJay3000 Newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2014
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah I think it is
     
  4. 7yearitch

    7yearitch Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    142
    Occupation:
    dog food tester
    Location:
    growing on trees
    you could do what sites like upworthy do and use facebook to get traffic to your site. you'll have to spend a bit of cash, but the kind of content you have has the potential to go viral. try it out and see. all the best mate
     
  5. antha1

    antha1 Newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2014
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    13
    Home Page:
    You have made a good start!

    The site does look attractive at the beginning, but the articles need more meat. You have a few inspiring stories there, but how and where will people identify with them? I am not saying this will not be read by anyone, but you can increase your readers by connecting with them more.
    One thing you don't have - good headlines. You MUST have better headlines to invite readers to read. Leo Babauta can get away with this, but is really needed for rest of us mortals.

    Please do increase the font size - it is a must for text-heavy sites.

    And, to your last question - yes, use blogspot. In spite of the rave negative reviews, blogspot works. Blogspot allows ads, and can also be integrated with a custom domain for free (if you decide to get custom domain, you should plan for it). Blogger posts are also easily imported in Wordpress sites (scale, scale, scale).

    HTH.