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  1. Pam
    July 6, 2017 @ 2:43 pm

    Love the suggestion about a common theme with your blog. I am definitely going to ask myself these questions before I post.
    Does it add value
    Does it solve a problem
    Does it offer insight to my audience.

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  2. Sara Lewis
    July 6, 2017 @ 2:49 pm

    Thanks, Ruth!

    I have a feeling I’m struggling because my blog is still pretty new (2 months) and I’m only able to commit to 1 post a week. I may need to reevalute my topics as well. Thanks for helping me think a little clearer and gain some action steps!

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  3. Julie Wilson
    July 6, 2017 @ 2:58 pm

    Thanks for this post, which made me ask some tough questions. My blog is only 30 days old with 1200 views, so I think I am likely being impatient. But, I definitely need to be more direct with my Calls to Action. Great tips.

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  4. Tina Mollie Fisher
    July 6, 2017 @ 3:26 pm

    Thanks Ruth! I made a lead magnet over a year ago and still don’t know how to get it uploaded into my blog. I know it needs a fresh face and new look but don’t know where to get help with the tech side of it. Love your posts and all the great tips! Thanks!

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  5. Sarah, Nest Happy
    July 6, 2017 @ 3:28 pm

    Great content but all these ads are driving me crazy. Why so many ads?

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  6. Heidi
    July 6, 2017 @ 4:06 pm

    And sometimes you blog for 10 years and don’t see much of an income… I was in the homeschool niche and wonder if that is not a profitable niche now. The google slap in 2009 really hurt and I haven’t really recovered from that.

    I went on to build 2 more blogs in the last few years but they get minimal traffic. I’ve made opt-in freebies, written ebooks, written consistent content and my email list of 2000 doesn’t buy much. You seem to have the magic touch, but I still seem to be sitting here feeling stuck. How do I get unstuck?? I read over your post but I think everything you mentioned checks out for me. 🙁

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  7. Jules from Creating Beautifully
    July 6, 2017 @ 6:12 pm

    I love this post! My site visitor stats seemed to have plateaued, so I recently went back and added a call-to-action on all of my most popular posts. I figure, if I can’t get more people visiting, hopefully I can engage more with the people who are coming!

    Thanks for all you do, Ruth!

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  8. Diana
    July 6, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

    Brilliant post, Ruth! For me, it came at the perfect time too.
    My aromatherapy site attracts minimum traffic right now and your article has given me plenty to think about and work on.
    Thank you!

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  9. Karen Bemmes
    July 6, 2017 @ 8:36 pm

    Can I relate to Karen? I literally and figuratively AM Karen. Thanks for the tips and I’ll keep going!

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  10. Cindy M. Jones
    July 7, 2017 @ 5:38 pm

    Thank you so much, this is so helpful! It challenged me to really think about what my underlying theme is. I believe mine is “How to stop self-sabotaging.” I do tend to focus on helping other writers and bloggers, but I believe this is something many struggle with whether it’s trying to live healthier or get your finances in order.
    Thank you again!

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  11. Amy Greene
    July 7, 2017 @ 10:04 pm

    Thanks for a timely and though provoking blog. It certainly makes you think when you point out that you may or may not be connecting with your audience. I am a new blogger as well (3 months) but am hoping that eventually I will gain traction and find both readers as well as followers. Thanks for some thoughts to really make me examine what I’m doing!

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  12. April
    July 10, 2017 @ 5:25 pm

    Yikes. I fall into a couple of these categories. Constantly tweaking and learning. I will use this information for building a better blog. 🙂 Thanks!

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  13. Debi @ Rescue Dogs 101
    July 14, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    Thanks Ruth, I feel I am on track with all of your suggestions… I just need to build my audience. In 4 months since I started my blog, I thought I’d be closer to my goals.

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  14. Rahul
    July 20, 2017 @ 1:52 am

    Hey Ruth, Thanks for sharing a great article which helps to any niche blogging.

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  15. Sandy Breckenridge
    July 22, 2017 @ 11:38 am

    I have been downloading all the information. I am just beginning to study and look forward to becoming a blogger soon. I have several ideas in mind, but as yet have not settled on one. I am lifelong crafter, who has certifications in interior design and coaching. My love is crafting, all kinds. So, pray I pick a good one please.

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