As I return to blogging and photography, I find myself looking at stats again.
Not my favorite thing. Mostly because I’m not doing this for the stats (thank goodness!), so sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in the details and forget the bigger picture.
Since resuming posting here and on Flickr, I can’t seem to get a handle on when to post things. Some posts/pics do well with early morning posting times and others do better with a later publish time.
But I have yet to figure out when the best time to post is for me.
I generally schedule my posts to publish because I tend to write in batches. I won’t have anything to post one day and then the next I have 3 or 4 posts rattling around in my brain that I have to get out. So I have been playing around with the posting time to see what gets a better response.
After looking at stats again today, I’m stumped. Perhaps it’s because most of this is aimed at SL folks, who tend to be all over the world, which means all different time zones.
It’s been a very hectic week for me, and I have found myself without much time (or inclination) to blog. 😦
I used to post every day, sometimes twice a day – one written post and then one LOTD post.
I’ve taken on some additional projects and it’s taking me a bit to get used to the lack of free time to write and take photos.
A few weeks ago, I decided that I would stop posting every day and see what happened. As expected, my traffic fell. Which is disappointing, but totally understandable. I don’t read every single post every single day of the blogs I follow, so I don’t expect that from my readers either.
However, finding a happy medium has so far been elusive. I’ve considered changing the direction of the blog (that dreaded ‘niche’ word), but I like writing about many different things.
I love taking photos of fantastic sims and sharing those, and those posts tend be popular. I love taking my LOTD photos, though those are probably more for me than anyone else. 😀
I also love writing about dance – which is the reason I started this blog. I am still involved in dancing in SL, and enjoy it very much. However, I’m not sure that many readers actually enjoy reading about it.
I’ve also become very involved with learning the Artiste tools, and many of my posts have been about that. Certainly a niche group for those posts! 😛
So, if I post less often, please be assured that I am still here, and I do intend to continue to write (and dance, and take photos).
Let me start this blog-post with wishing you all a wonderful, creative, healthy and happy 2015, with lots of blogging and fun!
One of the returning questions on this site and in other platforms is: how to get more readers to my blog?
In December fellow contributor Finn posted various useful tips on that matter in this post. In today’s article I will focus on two types of blog-posts that are not only fun to do, but they will surely help you in getting more readers!
The ‘joined’ blogpost
A joined blogpost is a blogpost you do together with another blogger, and both make their own version of what is featured.
It could be a variety of topics and it is certainly not limited to fashion! You could choose a location, or the same outfits, a decor item or well…anything really! Also, if you are really into something different: try…