However since this blog isn’t currently being monetised I will produce a monthly blog post that charts progress, mistakes and lessons learnt.
The benefit of this is that it catalogs the activities that have occurred in the month.
It is important to reflect on the past in order to understand what happened. This learning period will prevent the same mistakes from happening again.
1) 9 blog posts were written and published
The key to any long-term success is constant action, so I’m pleased that I managed to get 9 pieces of content for the world to devour out there.
I started a challenge set by the $100MBA show host Omar Zenhom whereby I am required to write 500 words for 21 days. While this generated impetus to create content, sadly I still need to work on actually writing 500 words per day.
Looking at my sources of traffic, it is clear to see that overwhelming Facebook wins it. The little traffic that I am getting comes from there.
So what do I do in Facebook?
Firstly, when I publish any new post a link is published on my Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/theldpost/- which means anyone that has liked my page has the potential to see it.
Secondly, I use Buffer to repost links of old blog posts to both twitter and Facebook.
As we can see this is having little impact on twitter but is reaching people in Facebook land.
Finally, I post links to my latest blog post in a Facebook group that allows promotion – this is only on a specific day of the week.
It is also worth mentioning that traffic (albeit very little) is coming from Twitter – thanks to Buffer posting links, google and from me leaving comments on the Neil Patel Blog.
3) Number of views
Ok drum roll please…
For the month of September, I had 115 page views. With a data set this small, it’s hard to draw conclusions. Such as the % of returning visitors – which could be heavily influenced by me.
But even with a data set this more you can still get insights into where people are reading from.
So what is the plan for the next month?
Firstly produce more content. As mentioned many times before the key is to produce content regularly.
Secondly, I will produce a more strategic plan, so I know what content I’m producing and when.
Finally, I will also test out facebook ads and boost one of my posts to see what effect that has on my getting views.
I hope you’ve found this blog post useful. Let me know in the comments below what you’re hoping to achieve in the next month.