January has come to an end and in total I managed to blog each day except the 2nd and the 31st. I do not have a plan of continuing on that level, so I’ll probably slide back to the regular frequency of updates (1-2 a month) in the coming weeks. This spur of updates occured as I suddenly had inspiration to do five or six posts in an evening, actually making it possible to keep up the tempo for a couple of weeks. After a while things got a lot harder and I started to slide away from my regular posting time of 11am, but I got the posts out! Now it’s time to look at the stats for the previous month!
My blog is mainly search driven – I cover lots of one-off problems, attempting to include and descriptive error messages and other hints that people may use when they’re using Google to try to find an answer to a task they’re having problems with. This means that people don’t stay around to read other articles than the one they came here for, and so far this has meant that writing a new article usually has given me a small increment in traffic.
As December had the holidays – and searches for the terms I cover drop in large number during those days – I’m using the numbers from October 2009 for comparison. November is a day short.
|Visits||3 643||4 352||(+19%)|
|Pageviews||4 529||5 636||(+24%)|
Time spent on the site increased with 7 seconds to 59 seconds – still nothing to write home about.
2 thoughts on “Blogging Each Day For A Month – The Results Show”
when I read the part about what drives traffic to your blog and so on, it reminded me pretty much of the way “how my blog works” in traffic-sense.
Having a blog as a private knowledgebase with the oppertunity of other guys/gals to respond is pretty nice. Because others are capable to find solutions pretty fast in the big web world – but if it took you more then an hour to fix an issue, you write a blog post about it. Next time you run into that issue, you’ll still have that blog post :). And others, too.
Have fun posting,