First of all, if you start out with One reader, you are doing well because, if you are a small blogger with a small blog, you are going to attract a small audience …. especially if your ideas and opinions are as small as you are.
If you get Two readers for your blog, feel blessed because you are on top of the world of infinite possibilities at that point … why? Because you are competing with 6-billion other blogs for attention on the Internet. Two readers out of a possible 6-billion is a very successful rate and you should be satisfied with it for the next One Hundred years at least.
Remember that “Followers” are not the same as “Readers.” Followers follow blog sometimes just because they are fishing for the blogger being followed to follow them in return. That sucks but that is how clever some people think they are being. You could amass a total of 6 or 7-hundred “Followers” and never have anything you write read by more than Two or Three people.
Remember also that a big portion of the “Hits” recorded by your blog statistics are really nothing more than electronic impressions created by a swarm of nasty little electrical impulses called “Bots.” Bots can neither think nor read, but they strike a key on your blog and make you think somebody is reading.
So, if you are an average beginning blogger, you really don’t have to do anything to lose all your readers, because you probably don’t have nearly as many as you believe you have anyway — and the best way to wreck your blog is to get too deep into believing that you are significant in the blogging world and that the things you have to say are magnets to a horde of people seeking your knowledge and wisdom.
It just isn’t true and if you haven’t spent thousands of dollars on advertising for your blog on various social media and print media and broadcast media, you probably will never achieve much of anything besides ego satisfaction from your blog anyway.