Even with all that, last year my blog stats were low. Really low. I had a core group of fans (my Loyal Readers), but that was it. No one else even knew my little blog existed.
In the past few months, I've changed that. My stats went from the 1,000s to the 50,000s and climbing!
My secret for blog readership growth is pretty simple.
I played to my strengths.
I'm social, so I created a Facebook group for my blog, got way more active in my niche, and started activity participating in bloggers' groups.
I'm intense, so I created a more active blogging schedule, focusing on my core niche Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but adding other topics on other days (like today's Saturday Technology Day, when I talk about blogging and using technology to make life simpler).
I'm energetic, so I put time into socializing and commenting on linky parties and other blogs. I also spent some time creating better content.
I'm intelligent, so I learned some basic technical stuff, including simple coding, making Rich Pins on Pinterest, and automatic scheduling of blog posts to social media.
I'm obsessed with planning, so I made a plan to advertise and monetize my blog, set goals, and worked hard to reach them.
What are you good at? Writing? Lists? Funny stories? Socializing? Creating one-on-one relationships? Photos?
The first step in growing your blog is to figure out your strengths.
Make a list.
Create a plan that is easy for you.
Stop trying to do every trend that pops up and spend your time on the ones that you can ROCK!
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