My Blog Feels Abandoned! :(

Boo Hoo! 😦

My blog stats are on the decline! I don’t know why! I don’t write obscene stuff. I don’t write politically explicit articles, I’m a decent guy who blogs on decent topics, no racism, no porn and definitely no slander! Well, almost no slander! πŸ˜‰

But still, this is very depressing news… What do I do? I can’t afford scantily-clad cheerleaders, nor can I offer free beer to all my visitors! All I can do is hope and pray that people read what I write. I wish I were one of those noble souls who aren’t bothered with blog stats… Sigh… 😦

Maybe what I can do is offer free advice and great ideas to everyone who visits me and leaves a comment. Just like Calvin! But I won’t charge them. I’m not as good a businessman as Calvin. Sigh, again… 😦

One more thing I can do is to change my wordpress theme. I’ve been using this theme for god knows how long, and maybe people are bored of seeing it. The same old header image (non-customizable, Grrr..!!), the same old font, the same sidebar and the same old boring topics!

Oh yeah, maybe I should start blogging about some socially volatile topics like abortion and child molestation and dangerously declining blog stats! (grin)

Actually, when it comes to such topics, I’m as opinionated as a doorknob. So, I’ll just continue to write about my same old boring life, the quirks I come across, the instances of stupidity and the complete lack of judgment, which often leads me perilously close to being a boring, old hag. Damn! My life is pathetically predictable!

As I said, Boo Hoo.. 😦

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

31 thoughts on “My Blog Feels Abandoned! :(

  1. @Jethro
    Yeah, I guess I can do that… Lot of “free” ways to this too, if you know what I mean! πŸ˜‰

    That would be a good idea! That’s gonna be my next post! lol… Shatruuuu, yeh haat mujhe dede!!! πŸ˜€

    As i said, its a pretty good advice! πŸ˜€

    Yay, Thanks!!! πŸ˜€

  2. My advice is to use a lot more tags in you entries…there are a lot of “blog surfers” out there who will find you if you let them know what to search for!

    tags on this comment: advice, tags, blogging, blog, surfing, web surfing, internet, stats (well, you get the idea..)

  3. well
    everyone has their good and bad days so cheer up and blog
    instead of picking a fight with shatru, try amitabh
    he will give u the hits u desire
    u can find his link in ruhis post

  4. Nikhil, I think it might have to do with the fact that this URL is new! So the Google might not have given it a good ranking till_now. Changing the blog urls so often will have the effect of reducing the number of visitors that arrive at your blog, thanks to Google Search.

    Just keep blogging about whatever that you like and I’m sure your blog will be up and bouncing in no time at all. πŸ™‚ And believe me, hits are not that important. It’s better to have readers who comment- which you already do πŸ˜€

  5. Every blog has its tipping point. But yes, to gain maximum hits you have to write something current…which people want to read. If I check the stats of my blog, the maximum hits come from Movie Reviews. πŸ˜€
    There I have told you a big secret. πŸ˜€ And, you can also visit Digg to check whats in.
    And now, don’t be dissapointed. Cheer up. Every dog has its day. πŸ˜†

  6. Yeah Dog, you have his day!!! Ummm something went wrong there…. πŸ˜‰ okey yaaaaaaake, I am still in doubt that you really care about hits. What I guess is you was feeling bored or something like that and had nothing in mind. So you just posted whatever you found first. πŸ˜€
    See I am the one who saw through you πŸ˜‰


    P.S. May I present a tip? Try putting some pics somewhere in blog, and see the difference. I came to know it accidently. πŸ™‚

  7. It will pick on its own. Trust me.Use some good number of tags so that blog surfers can reach you. And aanyways your present stats aren’t bad either.
    And you can even change your wordpress theme.
    cheering you up,
    fruity πŸ˜‰

  8. “All I can do is hope and pray that people read what I write.” ???

    I drop by once every two-three days. πŸ™‚
    Love your blog!
    Please blog more often!

  9. @jimsmuse
    Yeah, i think I need to add more tags… Lemme see if it works! thanks πŸ™‚

    Welcome to my world!! πŸ™‚

    I know, I don’t wanna be a whiner… but amitabh, well, nah! i hate him! (to an extent) πŸ˜€

    You shall have it! πŸ™‚

    I know, you’re right… I still have all the advice u’d given me when I was blogging at my old URL… Google, look at me!! πŸ˜€

    I’m a virgin when it comes to hindi movies… and havent seen any news english ones lately to review… Also, woof woof! πŸ˜‰

    Woof to you too! Let’s keep this our little secret, ok? πŸ˜‰
    And isn’t cheezburger the cat picture site that got nominated for the worst blog of 2007..?? πŸ˜€

    I’m seriously considering it… Thanks for the cheer! πŸ™‚

    Thanksies! I shall blog as often as I can, trust me! Where do you blog? πŸ™‚

  10. correct me if I am wrong, but you’ve been blogging for just a couple of months right? Well, it takes time to build up the blog stats. And in any case, I would say that stats have this alarming way to going steeply up and then down down down!
    Don’t look at them and Ruhi’s advise is sound.
    However even getting attached to comments can be disheartening and I have learnt that from experience. At times one gets loads of comments and at times one doesn’t…it doesn’t reflect on the quality of your post. At times people don’t have time to read either a long or a serious post and therefore they don’t comment. Also at times a person makes a controversial comment and then people immediately reply to it and that increases the comment count. Or at times one may get into an interesting conversation with a pal on a blog…which again increases the comment count.
    My feeling is that write good stuff, and feel satisfied inside.

  11. @Nita
    I’ve been blogging for two years now, but recently started this blog here… I deleted all my old blogs and started afresh… i guess I am used to hits more than 200 views a day! lol… I need to develop patience… πŸ™‚

  12. as ruhi said hits doesn’t matter as long as u have regular readers which u have plenty .
    but if u still want hits try posting on things which ppl like …. keep the headings attractive …which is the most important thing for getting a better search ranking ..use the post slug opiton while writng a post ….
    write long posts πŸ™‚
    thats it … u will definatelyhave ur hits πŸ˜›

  13. Yaake… It is about quality not quantity… I am sure your viewers are of the highest caliber, so count them as 110 per view… There you go… feel better?

    Oh bother… your blog is great worry not about numbers my friend

  14. @Arvind
    I’ll keep that in mind… Thanks for the advice, bro! πŸ™‚

    I’ve scaled the everest!! yay!! πŸ˜€

    I feel much much better now! Thanks! you always were an angel, my friend! πŸ™‚

  15. and after everyone has had their say i do..

    i was reading the comments and tried to figure what i can help me…don’t worry man..when i was in blogger for over 11/2 years i had only about 5000-6000…i changed to wordpress in feb and it is better…but well i believe in writing for myself…and the topics i post on are usually poems and philosophy…:) your blog is damn good to say the least…what ever you do don’t lose your originality…:)

    now i am an ass talking like that…i mean like what do hits do anyway? i think a slap is better?esp if it is by bhajji??

  16. @Vishesh
    Thanks for your words! I’m glad you feel that way about my blog… And yes, I should learn not to be bothered by hits.. Slaps should be the worrying factor! πŸ˜€

  17. c’mon!!! look!
    u have 27 comments here!!!
    not bad at all I think!!!
    I like your blog too!
    salutes from Barcelona, spain!

  18. old hag??????? HAG??? and as for stats..quoting an useful tip from a site

    Write for yourself
    Never write to please anyone else because it is just not possible to please everyone. Remember you can please some of the people all the time and all the time some times but you can never please all the people all the time. So write for yourself. Let good quality writing be the first and foremost thing in your entry. Everything else will automatically fall in place.

  19. *10,054 hits since March 2008!*

    …and yu say yur blog is feeling abandoned !!! gosh !!!

    love it so far….verrrrry nice work….and how does all tht things on th left bar happen??? the recent comments and the calendar and all tht damn nice things….like it anyways…now stop cribbing; start scribbling πŸ˜€

  20. @Francina
    Welcome! Barcelona, eh? I wanna visit there! πŸ˜€

    Advice taken! Thanks! πŸ˜€

    yeah, I know… but when I wrote this post, the stats weren’t so colorful… hehehe

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