Microblog Monday – Consistency is key

As the one year anniversary of posting three blogs a week (plus once a day for NaBloPoMo) approaches, I decided to peek at my WordPress stats. Now I can say I agree with all the bloggers who say consistency is key.

2013
Posts published – 7
Visitors – 37
Views – 200

2014 (prior to November)
Posts published – 1
Visitors – 164
Views – 210

2014 (November and December)
Posts published – 44
Visitors – 395
Views – 866

2015 (up to today, October 26th)
Posts published – 131
Visitors – 3,334
Views – 5,234

Granted, I’m in no danger of breaking any servers with my traffic, but it’s definitely respectable. Now that I’ve developed a schedule, my plan for the coming year is to find a way to reach my audience.

To my blogging friends out there in cyberspace – do you agree consistency is key (hey, that rhymed!)? Does anyone have recommendations for finding an audience? Please feel free to shout out in the comment section, and you’ll have my undying gratitude and a fresh baked batch of cyber-chocolate chip cookies. *grin*

I leave you with a graphic I created last week for the National Day on Writing.

Consistency is key #MicroblogMondays

β€œThere is something about words. In expert hands, manipulated deftly, they take you prisoner. Wind themselves around your limbs like spider silk, and when you are so enthralled you cannot move, they pierce your skin, enter your blood, numb your thoughts. Inside you they work their magic.” ~ Diane Setterfield

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  1. Yes, consistency is key! #MicroblogMondays has done a lot to keep me posting regularly on my two blogs. Now you’ve got me thinking about how many posts I’ve written. Must go and figure it out.

    Love your graphic! And those words …

    1. Thank you, Mali! Once I decided on a theme (Musing Mondays, Witchy Wednesdays, Fandom Fridays), it’s been much easier to come up with topics. I’m hoping to maintain the same schedule for at least another year.

      I think I’ve reread that quote a bazillion times! I saw it somewhere on Facebook, and knew I had to create a graphic for it. Glad you liked it. πŸ™‚

  2. How fascinating to look at these numbers — yes, posting regularly has a big effect! Like Mali says, #MBM has helped me write more regularly, in bite-sized batches — AND connect with others. I think I’m on track to have a better 2015 compared to the previous few years, if only because I’ve written more.

    What I learned about getting an audience I learned from Mel at Stirrup Queens — be a generous commenter (and I suppose chocolate chip cookies can’t hurt!).

    1. I’ve found a similar benefit to the #MBM community (and after all these months, it truly feels like a community) in connecting with others – present company included, of course. I’m also seeing a tiny spike in my Google referrals since I’ve worked on my SEO scores. Hmmm, I think I have a subject for a future #MBM post!

      Absolutely agree with the generous commenting, and I’m hoping to devote more time to it this year.

      (If the interwebz came with Smell-O-Vision, I bet I could lure tons of commenters over here. *grin*)

      Thanks for dropping by, Lori!

  3. Wow, look at that jump in the statistics! Very impressive.

    I blog privately, to a deliberately limited audience, so I don’t have any good advice for you on that front. But it seems like you’re on the right track! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, thinky!

      I completely understand why your blog is private, but if you ever decided to create a public blog, I bet you’d find an unlimited audience in no time flat. πŸ˜€

  4. Love this Tracy! ( and I so want that journal!) Yes, you are absolutely correct. Consistency is the key. I am not a prolific as you. I only blog once a week but I do it with out fail. And yes I am not going to win any blog traffic awards either but I have seen a very slow, steady increase in readership. More Tortoise than Hare πŸ™‚
    I too am trying to increase my field of influence and this is the advice I am giving myself. Put yourself out there. I need to ask others to share my content. I need to offer guest post on other’s sites and I need to comment on as many relevant sites as possible.
    I always look forward to your posts, Thanks

    1. I agree with everything you said, Diana. One of the hardest things about finding an audience is putting yourself out there. I always feel like I should apologize if I ask someone to share my links. I’m slowly getting better at it though. Thanks!

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