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Hands up if you’ve ever seen headlines like these: “Why I Quit My Job to Travel the World” “Man Who Quit 9-to-5 Job Makes $1 Million While Traveling the World” “3 Ways to Quit Your Job and Travel the World Without Going Broke” My guess is that you have, because I see these headlines around everywhere. I’ve even written a few of them (hint: the last one).
Let me guess. You signed up for Mailchimp, AWeber, or Constant Contact and created an opt-in form to snag yourself some new subscribers for your blog. Maybe you even went the extra mile and created a juicy opt-in offer to tempt them to hand over their precious email addresses. Then you posted it on your sidebar and in your footer, and maybe you were smart enough to throw up a feature box too.
Frustrating, isn’t it? When you publish another article you’re not sure anybody will read. And you don’t know if it will attract traffic – or crickets. Even if readers do show up, you don’t know if they’ll engage with the content or lurk in the shadows, staying silent. Every new post is a toss-up – and it’s agony. You know it shouldn’t be like this. It feels as if something’s missing.
Imagine this: Launch day has come. Over the past couple of weeks, you’ve been excitedly preparing for the launch of your blog, and today is the day. You wake up, rush to your computer, and quickly log on to your freshly launched blog, and…. Crickets. Nothing. Nobody leaving comments on your blog posts. Hardly any traffic at all.
Do you hear that? The sound of crickets in your comment section. The radio silence on your Twitter feed. The deafening sound of a lack of engagement on your blog. Don’t you wish you had an “off” switch for those discouraging sounds? Or maybe a dial you could tune to the sound of chitter-chatter and activity? Well, it may not be that simple, but there is one tool you can us ...