I received a mail asking why OCAAT doesn’t display any advertising banner.
Well, thank you for your mail, I am honored that you went beyond just commenting and asked this question via email. One Cent At A Time doesn’t display ad, for the lack of better words, advertisers don’t yet consider us worth of investment.
Next question I ask myself, do I consider my blog worth reading? I couldn’t convince myself. I do think readers won’t lament missing out on one of my posts. There’s just too many of finance blogs. No one will miss One Cent at a Time if I stop writing tomorrow.
But on contrary to my anticipation, last Tuesday, 09/20/2011, OCAAT had its largest number of visitors and page views on a single day. In last one month, I have set this record more than 4 times, a sure sign that a number of followers are on the rise.
Should I be jumping with joy now? Perhaps No, because any seasoned blogger shall tell you that this is the fact for each one of them. In the first year, almost every blogger sees a steady growth. It stagnates afterward and less brave quits as a result.
Unless a blogger is able to produce different content or same content with a different perspective why should other people be reading that blog?
You ask yourself a question, why do you read blogs? It’s definitely not for reading a news. There are a number of reputed news channels out there. People read blogs to get a new perspective on a well-known fact or news. People look to learn from other people through blogs.
I expect a blog writer will provide personalized perspective into a credit card review but, mostly I find bloggers copying card features from the credit card issuers and presenting with just a different sentence formation. I get pissed off!
Readers, have you come across a post or written a post which you want to share with fellow readers? Feel free to insert links in your comments.