I once met a blogger who could not understand why so few people read her blog. She used all the strategies she learned through other successful bloggers: commented, Liked, interacted. But after a couple of years was perplexed. The truth I explained to her is that one of the most difficult things to achieve in blogging is to get people to care. And by care I mean care enough to interact with a blog on a daily basis.
People are under zero obligation to interact and even the largest blogs are affected by this truth. I can have 100,000 views in a month, but those views come primarily from a small group of my followers and random people who find me on the internet. And I would go on a limb and say every blog experiences the same phenomena.
Getting people to buy into what you do is tough. Building a community is tough. So if you wonder why more of your followers don’t interact, the reasons can vary, but usually they have other things that captivate their time. And I take absolutely no offense to that nor do I harbor any frustration with these folk.
I have never expected anything of anyone who follows my blog, nor do I feel any obligation to the blogs I follow. I have my personal “rules” that I use when interacting with other blogs, but try to keep in mind that everyone is different and each blogger is entitled to do their own thing-meaning they don’t have to comment, read or like any content I produce. People can interact or they can remain in the background as the occasional reader and I am perfectly accepting of both.
I simply do what I do and try to appreciate those who find value in my activities.