So you have your blog out here in cyberspace and you just can’t seem to get any traffic. We all know what a bummer that is. Well, you are in luck because I’ve found a way to dramatically increase the traffic to your blog and it only takes 30 days, but the benefits will last long past your initial month long time investment. I’ve seen this happen on my American Idol News blog.
What’s the secret to getting your blog off the ground and noticed in the blogosphere? I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll go into a little more depth this time around. If you want to kick start your blog and bring it from obscurity to the next level, you must, and I mean absolutely must, make at least one blog post a day for 30 days without exception. You also must leave comments on other blogs in your niche at least once a day for 30 days as well. (Spam comments don’t count!)
Here’s a screen shot of what’s happened at Affiliate Confession since blogging for 24 days straight. It’s gone from 5 visitors a day to 180 visitors a day with a high of over 600 from one of my posts getting a good Stumble. The drop to zero on Dec 14th is because I forgot to put Analytics on the updated theme I installed.
There are 2 reasons for the necessary and consistent 30 days. One will get you noticed by search engines for action on your blog and by readers as a real blogger so they will start commenting. The second will train you to be a diligent and focused blogger.
Let’s face it, everyone knows how hard it can be to come up with a topic day after day to blog about. What you need is a kick in the pants to get you started and keep you going. You should strive every day to write your best post, but all your posts won’t be the most exciting thing you’ve ever written. However, the valuable lesson is in the doing. Once you get 30 or more posts under your belt you should have the skill and more importantly the understanding of what it takes to make your blog work. At least at this point you can determine if blogging is your thing or just not for you because it’s too much work. I think you’ll find it’s worth doing.
One of the things that has helped me blog every day for this 30 day time is that I’m not thinking of posts as an essay or writing assignment, but rather I’m trying to have a conversation with you, the reader of Affiliate Confession.
So I’m challenging you right now to make a commitment to blog every day, no matter what it takes, for 30 days straight. If for some reason you will be out of town or simply must skip a few days because you won’t have access to a computer, you can always take a day or two and write several blog posts and then timestamp (Worpress users) them to go out on a daily basis.
Now, I’m not going to let you off so easy by ending the post here. I’m challenging you not to to be a sissy blogger here. Leave a comment below and let the world know that you are up for the 30 day challenge and you will absolutely commit to posting every day for 30 days straight. Sure, you can say you are going to do it and have the best of intentions, but by telling the world and letting other bloggers hold you accountable because of your commitment you are buying into the deal just a little deeper.
If you’ve already done this and have seen good results, please let us know by leaving your comments.
Are you going to take the challenge? Leave your comments below.
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