The past few days as I have adjusted to more regular third shift hours at work I have not been posting as many longer essay-pieces as I did when things were slower at the plant. Particularly the last few days, all of my posts have been (with one exception) either short or re-blogs.
I have noticed that when I slowed down, my traffic slowed down, too. Friday the 15th was the slowest day I’ve had in over two weeks, and the first during that timeframe to have received less than 400 views. Saturday the 16th brought me back above 400, but just barely. I am convinced that my lack of longer, more interesting posts has caused my low stats.
I guess when people come to like something about a blog or get used to the way the blog runs, any changes make them nervous. The only thing I have done differently the last few days has been to post shorter posts. I still post the same amount, I still comment and like other people’s blogs. I am active in my own comments section. From my end, the only thing I could be doing “wrong” is not continuing the proven path I started on from Day 1 and churning out longer essays. I will get back on that when I wake up!
The point to take away from this is that if you’re doing something that is obviously working, keep doing it. If you’re not having as much success (I know bloggers who have been at it for years and have less than 200 followers and only a couple likes a day, whereas I’ve been at it less than a month and have almost 900 with hundreds of visitors and views a day) as you’d like, try shaking things up and posting more frequently (if you can). Write one more post a day, comment on one more post a day. Experiment and find something that you could do on a regular basis to help you reach your writing and blogging goals. I know not everyone wants to be the most followed blogger on the internet, but we all have goals. And the only way to reach them is to do good on a regular basis.
Happy Sunday, readers and followers of CrapPile! This is John Siebelink dozing off…