7 reasons why your readers don’t share your blog posts!

As bloggers, one of the things we desire so much is to have our articles shared across social media platforms, linked to and talked about by our readers. Social medial sharing has a huge SEO impact on your article so you will not want to overlook it.

Now, almost every blog you read these days has some social media set of buttons at the top or bottom or left of every article. This is surely true of your own blog. As a matter of fact, these are some of the most important objects capable of changing your blog’s traffic story within an unnoticed space of time.

While this is producing astonishing results on some blogs, many other bloggers are wondering why it seems not working on their own ‘beautiful’ blogs. I want to share with you some few reasons why your visitors leave your blog without doing you that precious sharing favor.

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  1. They don’t agree with your point
    If you are not sharing some “How Tos”, you may just be trying to make a point on some subject and often, you don’t get everyone to agree with you. As long as our finger prints are different, we are surely never going to agree on every subject. That’s why sometimes while you think you have provided the ‘killer content’, you end up getting shocked at how no one even drops a comment or hits the share buttons. The differences in opinions are some of the reasons some visitors simply close your page without any action. Do you think there is any solution to this?
  2. They don’t like your article
    There are tons of reasons why different readers may not like your article or completely hate your blog:

    1. Your post is too long and makes no sense
    2. Your post is too short and lacks insight
    3. Poor grammar
    4. You have written for Search Engins
    5. You are addressing an outdated subject
    6. Your design/theme is horrible
    7. Your blog takes 1 hour to load
    8. You have ads everywhere on your blog
    9. You sound like a robot
    10. You simply copied someone’s content
    11. You are full of yourself
    12. Etc
      None is perfect though and there is no way you can guarantee everyone will like and share your content. However, just endeavor to bring out the best in you. That will certainly get some good results across.
  3. You don’t share others’ articles:
    As a blogger, there is no way you can succeed as an island. Success in this activity is about hooking up with others. You must show interest in the growth of others. The more you share their contents, the more you get noticed and the more yours get shared. You must belong to a community of like-minded bloggers who hold each others’ hand. Scratch my back, I scratch your own! If you are not actively sharing and promoting others, expect very less from them too.
  4. They forget to share:
    Our brains are volatile. We are not machines. That means we can forget just the next minute after we are told something. Don’t just assume that all your readers will remember to share your article. It’s important you remember to ask for the favor. “Ask and you shall receive”
  5. You don’t have the right social buttons:
    There are lots of social media plugins out there but that doesn’t mean you should go and grab anything. If you find something that works well on a fellow blogger’s blog, why not ask him?  Some of these plugins are poorly coded and incompatible. Be sure to have what works for your blog. It’s a pity that readers don’t share your articles because your sharing buttons suck.
  6. Deception in your article title:
    This is a horrible sin punishable by quitting your blog the next second and never to return. Who fooled you into doing this? That’s the shortcut to killing your blog. Your title must summarize what your content says. If you carefully curl your title to only attract clicks to unrelated material, you are carefully digging a deep pit for your dear blog. No one ever shares such misleading articles.
  7. People care about their follows:
    It takes long for people to build their follower-base and establish a healthy relationship with those in their networks. They must be careful not to ruin this relationship by sharing some messed up articles.

Now, I’d like you to do two things for me. I’ll really appreciate it!

  1. I have social media buttons just below this post. Use them to share this article with your friends. I’m sure they will appreciate reading it too.
  2. There are two comment boxes below: Facebook and CommentLuv.  I’ll be so excited to read your comment on this. Drop your own contribution. Thank you for your comment ;)

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  1. Nirmala
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    Well written post. You have collected all the possible ways that “why the readers are not sharing the blog posts”. Even i don’t have the social sharing buttons for my posts, gonna add now. Thanks for sharing and write posts for newbie bloggers.
    Nirmala recently posted..Ways To Earn Money Online Without InvestmentMy Profile

  2. Rahul Kuntala says:

    If no one uses CL box, I’ll use it ;)

    Great post, actually I’m writing a similar kinda article (it’s in my drafts now!). These kinda articles REALLY educate people and easily attract eye balls.

    2 cents from my side:
    1. Don’t give too many sharing options (they feel overwhelmed!)
    2. Make it visible (you’re not using the right sharing options, follow my blog, you’ll know why most readers share my contents, no offense please!)

    But, you should definitely consider changing your sharing options!

    Great day ahead Enstine :)

  3. Thanks for a very informative article! I get a lot of hits on my blog, but not many comments and shares. It’s quite possible I’m doing several of the things you mentioned. I have all the social media sharing buttons that Blogger gives you, but maybe I should add a Pinterest button or use a plugin with bigger/friendlier share buttons for social media.

    • Hey Colleen,
      Thanks for reading and leaving a comment. One of the things you should do is test which option works for your blog. You are surely going to find something that brings in positive results.

      Do have a splendid week

  4. Wade
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    Getting more shares is what you typically want to achieve with your blog. These are all great points to get people to share your articles.
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  5. Adrienne
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    Hey Enstine,

    Those are a lot of very good reasons people won’t share your posts. I have one to add that you didn’t include. Ready?

    They just don’t like you. I know right but it’s so true. If they don’t like you then they definitely are not going to share your stuff. Okay, there are so many different reasons but in my opinion I have to enjoy what I’m reading, feel like I’m connecting to that blogger and they have their social share buttons all in place. If they have all of that then it’s pretty safe to say I’ll share it. If not well then you’re just out of luck.

    Great post and great points. Now if everyone just pays attention to these right!

    Adrienne recently posted..8 Silly Mistakes You May Be Making On Your WordPress BlogMy Profile

  6. Qasim
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    Hi Ensitne,

    Thank you so much for sharing these reasons that can help us understand what is needed to make our blogs sharing friendly, the best part you have mentioned is that your readers think of their social media followers and since they have to see a quality content that worth sharing with them, it’s the blogger responsibility to provide this quality content.
    Qasim recently posted..65 Great Blogging TipsMy Profile

  7. These are all valid reasons and that’s why I write blogs for me. I make sure to break it up, have bullet points and just write so that it makes sense to me. I haven’t hit it out of the park all the time but I’m starting to get more traffic and comments…I do have one practical reason to add because it has unfortunately happened to me: My ISP went down. :)
    As I said, you definitely make some valid points. Thanks for sharing, Enstine

    • Hey Dixon,
      Congratulations! Hope you soon start getting tons of traffic and comments.

      lol if your ISP is sick, then your blog is sick too. Hope that doesn’t happen again

      Thanks for your comment Dixon. Hope you have a great week ;)

  8. Istiak Rayhan says:

    Hey Enstine,
    Nice points. I will surely follow your all tips. I get less sharing in my posts. I think premium commentluv plugin helps you to get more share.
    Thanks for the tips.

  9. Can I ask a question? What makes you a post is too long or short? How do you determine that? What you might seen short, might be longer for another.

    • Hey Kab,
      Normally 400 – 500 words post is considered normal. Sometimes 1000 and less is just normal for some readers. Anything less than 400 to me is short and less than 350 is very short. 1500+ maybe considered long. However, this vaires from reader to reader.

  10. The another reason on why your readers don’t share your post is that you’re using too many social sharing buttons in your blog. If you give too many call to actions, they do nothing. Agree?
    Ehsan Ullah recently posted..Starting a Blog 101, My First Ever eBook LaunchMy Profile

  11. Shalu
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    I think many of the bloggers on similar niches are jealous hence they don’t share. But then I could be wrong. But I agree, the post has to be top notch to have it shared.
    Shalu recently posted..Pangong Tso LakeMy Profile

  12. Sue Neal
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    Hi Enstine – so pleased to have read this post, because it’s something that’s been on my mind recently. You make some excellent points – I think point 4 is one of the main reasons I don’t share, I just forget – recently on a few occasions after commenting on a great post I’ve had to go scuttling back because I’d just forgotten to share it. So I do think it’s helpful to prompt people by asking them at the end of the post.

    Another reason I sometimes don’t share posts is if the topic isn’t particularly relevant to my niche – I read quite widely, but my twitter account and facebook pages are both focused on my main niche, so it won’t always be appropriate to share posts on other themes.

    One of the main reasons I often don’t share on Facebook is that some blogs just have a FB ‘like’ button – but not a share button that enables you to share the post to your business page rather than liking it from your personal account.

    The other problem is that if you go the whole hog – Digg, Stumble etc. – it would take forever!

    Many thanks for this – a very helpful and interesting post,

    Sue Neal recently posted..How To Read Faster: Simple Speed Reading Strategies That WorkMy Profile

    • You are very right here Sue!
      If you take time to build a targeted follower-base, you’d not want to burn that out with unrelated materials. That can be quite dangerous.

      Hope you do come back again ;)

  13. Sue Neal
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    See – I did it again – wandered off without sharing! Maybe blogs should have a pop-up box that appears when you click to exit saying “are you SURE you don’t want to share this fabulous post?”

    Will go share this right now!

    Sue Neal recently posted..How To Read Faster: Simple Speed Reading Strategies That WorkMy Profile

  14. Enstine, another top rated blog post here my friend. You certainly nailed it with this one!

    I think for a lot of bloggers, especially new ones, there is a learning curve. As with anything new there always is. Once you understand the concept of what you are talking about here and implement it, things will change.

    I know I have learned a lot from reading your posts, even though I am in a different niche. Whatever niche your in doesn’t matter we all are still bloggers and what you are pointing out here stays the same for all.

    Thanks for sharing, my friend!!

    posted by Galen Morgigno
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    • Hey Galen,
      I’m glad to hear that you learned a lot on my blog. As you know, so far, there have been contributions from my friends Wade and Garen. These have all contributed to what’s on the blog and I’m sure a lot is on the way.

      Yeah, though we are in different niches, it’s all about making money and a lot of things in common ;)

      What’s your plan for this weekend? May you succeed in it

  15. Alex Thompson says:


    I have read the article without leaving any topic, i have found this article very helpful. I love this blog post.

    Thank you,
    Alex Thompson

  16. Hi Enstine,

    Great article! I think you raise such a good point with #3 above. It’s really difficult to succeed in this game by yourself. Networking and building relationships with others is so important. And using a site like BlogEngage is a great step in that direction.
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  17. Straight to the point, Enstine!

    I like how you pointed out that if you write subjective content, others may not resonate with you and thus not wanting to share it (of course) even though you think it’s really valuable material. I really empathised there when you said it, bro! :)

  18. Hassan Azam
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    Another awesome and great blogging tips from you, Thanks for this
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  19. Nigeria Forum says:

    Good one, God bless

  20. Harvey M.
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    I guess another thing to consider is ‘what makes it worth their while?’ Personally, I don’t share anything that I don’t think my personal friends would be interested in. Most of them won’t read unless it’s really interesting or intriguing.
    Harvey M. recently posted..Email Marketing Conversion Rates Down? Your Blog Is To Blame!My Profile

  21. Shathyan Raja
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    Yes the reader need to get satisfied, that too over satisfied with our blog with a query with which they have come to read it.

    If their need is satisfied then we can a share from them surely.
    Shathyan Raja recently posted..Rumour or Real ?? Samsung Galaxy S 4 release date is March 4, 2013 at Pyeongchang, KoreaMy Profile

  22. Andrew Legion says:

    Welcome for sharing this important blog post. Really impressive that i have seen with this valuable topic in the very long time. It gives me a clear and scientific idea of why the reader are not sharing blog post. I am new in field of blogging, was doing a research work online to enhance skill and self development. Indeed this article help me build myself confidence. I agree Enstine Muki and specially number 3. Thank.

  23. I think your point about you not sharing others blog posts and content and then expecting them to share yours is a great point. You need to be active and take part in your followers blogs and social sites and they will most likely do the same for yours. Focus on writing good content and growing your following with RELEVANT followers that will actually benefit from your information.

  24. Deepanshu Mittal says:

    Great information.
    Having social media plugins, subscriber box but still not getting my post shared and liked.
    Will try to make certain modification as suggested by you.
    Hopping for getting this fast.

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