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I started my blog in January and was wondering how all the other new bloggers were getting on. I have struggled with some technical aspects and still playing around with it now. I've enjoyed the writing side though and have managed to do at least one post a week. I also wasn't on twitter so have had to learn that too!

How is everyone else fairing? Do you get much traffic? Asked my husband yesterday and even he doesn't read mine! I managed just over 700 visitors for feb. I've just installed Yoast after using the All in one SEO so will see if that's better/worse. I went for the host presto hosting which has worked well.
 

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I started my blog in January and was wondering how all the other new bloggers were getting on. I have struggled with some technical aspects and still playing around with it now. I've enjoyed the writing side though and have managed to do at least one post a week. I also wasn't on twitter so have had to learn that too!

How is everyone else fairing? Do you get much traffic? Asked my husband yesterday and even he doesn't read mine! I managed just over 700 visitors for feb. I've just installed Yoast after using the All in one SEO so will see if that's better/worse. I went for the host presto hosting which has worked well.
3 months isn't a long time to be fair. 6 months is where you should start seeing an upturn.

What are you doing about social media promotion and chatty and talking to people within the demographic you are going after?
 

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3 months isn't a long time to be fair. 6 months is where you should start seeing an upturn.

What are you doing about social media promotion and chatty and talking to people within the demographic you are going after?
I know its a bit of a long process so was pleased with February although march has slowed again. I'm following lots of people on twitter with similar interests/blogs and interacting which has been way more enjoyable than I thought (don't want to make you jealous but I have a whole 28 followers now :D. ) I have a facebook page but don't do heaps with it to be honest. I think in the gardening/green living area lots of people use Instagram so need to get my head around that one too I think. Just trying to build things up bit by bit.
 

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I know its a bit of a long process so was pleased with February although march has slowed again. I'm following lots of people on twitter with similar interests/blogs and interacting which has been way more enjoyable than I thought (don't want to make you jealous but I have a whole 28 followers now :D. ) I have a facebook page but don't do heaps with it to be honest. I think in the gardening/green living area lots of people use Instagram so need to get my head around that one too I think. Just trying to build things up bit by bit.
yeah i'd agree. FB is just somewhere I cross promote my posts but it's Twitter and IG where the real meat is in terms of interacting and getting clickthroughs!

You'll get there, keep writing good content, SEO it, promote it and the eyeballs will come!
 

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thanks, Instagram is next on my hit list
 

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I like the look of your blog and I am sure a lot of people will be interested in the subject matter. Do you show comments? I find it helps if people can see other people who follow you and that you interact with them. I also looked for linkups to join. I am older and aiming for an older readership who are not big social media users. I imagine if you can find a green living forum that allows links to blog posts that would be a good way to go. Are you planning to allow advertising in the future?
 

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I like the look of your blog and I am sure a lot of people will be interested in the subject matter. Do you show comments? I find it helps if people can see other people who follow you and that you interact with them. I also looked for linkups to join. I am older and aiming for an older readership who are not big social media users. I imagine if you can find a green living forum that allows links to blog posts that would be a good way to go. Are you planning to allow advertising in the future?
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thanks for having a look. I do allow comments but have only had one non-spam one (from another moneyshed user!) That's a good idea about forums, I'll have a look. I have found twitter really useful for finding like minded people and you can put a website on your profile - I have looked at other people's websites from this so hopefully as I get more followers this will help. I haven't put any advertising on site yet as I'm trying to improve the design at the moment and some advertisers stipulate you need to have been active for six months I didn't think I would lose much by waiting til then.
 

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I started my blog in January and was wondering how all the other new bloggers were getting on. I have struggled with some technical aspects and still playing around with it now. I've enjoyed the writing side though and have managed to do at least one post a week. I also wasn't on twitter so have had to learn that too!

How is everyone else fairing? Do you get much traffic? Asked my husband yesterday and even he doesn't read mine! I managed just over 700 visitors for feb. I've just installed Yoast after using the All in one SEO so will see if that's better/worse. I went for the host presto hosting which has worked well.
700 visits a month is a great start.

Build it and they will come.

:)

The Reverend
 

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