The Most Popular Blog Site – Could You Handle It?
Do you ever wish that your blog received more comments or a lot more traffic? Have you ever thought about what would happen if it really did? The other week I received over 100 comments on my post on why are so many are blogging today and I thought “what if this happened all the time, how would I handle it?” I know many of you receive more than that. But I also work full time so it really leaves little time left to write new posts and clean house (what is that, right?) Responding to comments takes time. And then what if you received more traffic and your server could not handle it, would you make enough money blogging to pay for a single server? Your blogging wish could maybe become your blogging nightmare.
The Most Recent Most Popular Blog Site
Did you see the popular post last week on Marriage Isn’t For You? When I first saw it had over 2,000 comments. My Lord I thought, I could never respond to all those comments. Today when I glanced at it to link it up for this post, it has over 4,000 comments! I’ve glanced back at it some of his earlier posts and they received like 2-6 comments. Imagine going from 2-6 comments to 4,000! The post on marriage was quite controversial and very touching . I discovered it via Alexa hot stories of the day, it was #1 that day. Usually you see things from the Huffington Post or Fox News, etc. on the top 10 list. Since that post Seth Adam Smith wrote another about it and how it had over 24 million views on that marriage post in just 3 days. It made headlines everywhere online and on TV. He was shocked by it. It was all done on the free WordPress platform. You can see ads at the bottom of the posts. It appears the blog has been around since 2008. The writer Seth is an author and he has quite an inspiring bio if you read through it. His marriage post really touched a lot of people and I believe that is what made it go viral and become a huge success. It is the most popular blog site today.
So what would you do if you had a post go viral like that and your blog became the most popular blog site next?
Well, I guess Kim and I were on “Good Morning, America.” I say that because I haven’t watched it yet. I’m not a… http://t.co/8I5lTG9YRV
— Seth Adam Smith (@SethAdamSmith) November 7, 2013
After almost 4 MILLION hits, Huffington Post reposted my article on their blog! SO AWESOME! CLICK HERE >>… http://t.co/4utwGlQVRN
— Seth Adam Smith (@SethAdamSmith) November 4, 2013
Is Your Blog Ready To Become The Most Popular Blog Site?
- Hosting – Do you know how much space you have left on your server via your host? Is it a shared host?
- Time – Would you be able to devote more time to your blog if you received hundreds or thousands of comments?
- Money – Could you invest more money in a single server for your hosting platform? Could you pay someone to help you with your blog?
Most bloggers start with the less expensive shared hosting packages and some are limited or unlimited and may be priced from $2-15 per month. VPS’s are a single server host and cost a bit more. For more info check out ShoutMeLoud for details of various types of hosting to be sure you will be prepared for your blog was next to become the most popular blog site.
Time and money are probably 2 things you haven’t given much thought to if you are working a full time job still and your blogging time is limited. You are not planning on your blog being the most popular blog site out there, right? There are only so many hours in the day. But it is a good thing to consider for the future. You never know what can happen. Do you know who you would like to hire to help you with your blog? Someone that could contribute to your blog and keep it going while you respond to the thousands of comments or replies on social networks. Someone who can help you switch servers and keep up with the technical challenges that may arise with a bigger stream of traffic.
Many businesses that started with one person hatch into something more when others are hired and take over some of the duties. I have a dream team in my head for that someday possibility.
Would you be able to handle it if you blog became the most popular blog site next?
Have you ever given it some thought? I wonder if Seth had.
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