You work hard writing comprehensive blog posts, optimizing for popular keywords, and promoting your blog on social media. You’ve followed all the expert advice, keeping your posts to the recommended length, posting at the optimum frequency, and repeating the mantra “content is king.” So why aren’t you getting more traffic, comments, likes, and shares? Why does everyone else make it seem so easy to make a living blogging? Along with the explosion in the popularity of blogging, there’s also been a huge uprise in self-proclaimed blogging “gurus.” It’s easy to set yourself up as an expert in the Internet age – all you need to do is set up a website and start sharing advice. To learn how to create and maintain a successful blog, you probably did some searching and a lot of reading online. You may have followed the blogs of experts, hoping to find out exactly how you could replicate their success.