Ever since I started my post-a-day month in November, my blogging life hasn’t been the same. I’d tried it once before, and I saw an improvement in visitors. When I stopped, it went back down. In November, not only did I do a post a day, I also promoted my blog on several social media platforms. I got an immediate response. Although the number of daily visitors increased, it wasn’t until the end of November when things really took off.
After I finished my post-a-day month, I decided to continue posting as often as possible. In fact, I posted more often in December than I did in November. Also, this month has been busier than November, too. I’ve seen an improvement every month in hits, as well as unique visitors.
July 2012 was a post-a-day month, and it gave me my best month until November 2013. But I couldn’t believe how much it increased by in December. Now, the unique visitors stats is rising, which is a good thing. But also, the fact that the ratio between hits and unique visitors is now 2 to 1 is also a good thing. That means my readers are sticking around to read more than one post. I’m loving it.
But what am I doing that I haven’t done before? I think it’s mainly just posting more often and using social media more, but also engaging bloggers on other blogs. That’s quite important. I’ve found several of my commenters are commenting because I comment on their blogs. That is very important. And I also feel that it creates a sense of community.
For those of you who are newer readers of mine, thank you very much for stopping by and returning. I enjoy the interaction I have with you, and will endeavour to provide interesting material for you to read. This goes for my old readers, too! If you haven’t done so yet, please vote on my most recent poll. I’d like to hear more about what you’d like to see. And please leave a comment. I love comments!