Robots can’t read… well actually they can, and are pretty good at it. They can also visit your website.
They are also very annoying.
In June of 2015, I posted an article about goal setting. It was called Goals! Face the Fear…. or something very catchy like that. It was apparently a huge hit based on it’s SEO value.
So July 2015 was my biggest month for traffic. The problem?
None of the traffic was coming here to read. It was coming to comment on a blog post that it thought people would read.
Almost every comment I got was complete spam. And I got a lot! Then my site got attacked…
Thanks to a few plugins I have, no harm was done.
Looking back on it I remember being pretty happy about the robot comments, because I thought people can find me now!!! A year later I realized something, I only wanted traffic from people that actually wanted to read the information I provided.
I was basically running my blog like the plumber that gets phone calls to his business by writing his number in the bathroom stalls saying, “for a good time call….”
A bathroom was a good place to advertise, but the message he was pushing wasn’t the message he should be sending.
Robots aren’t my best friend.
When I write, I write with my best friend in mind. I write as if I am giving advice to my best friend.
Another thing I do know is my best friend won’t read 1,000 words at the time.
He also would like a little explanation. That is why I don’t write a ton of “information” on social media. I promote my blog on social media. I also promote pictures of my family on social media. Because I write on social media with my kids grandparents in mind (as well as other members of my family).
I honestly hope that 2016, people outnumber robots on my blog 100-to-1
Thanks for reading;