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Six Month Blogging Progress Review

It was my birthday yesterday, plus it is six months since I launched this blog, so I am in a reflective mood while nursing a massive hangover πŸ™‚

Today I would like to talk about blogging goals and what we do to work towards them.

Most people would agree that it is good to have goals when publishing a professional blog. I realised I have settled into a pattern of just doing what I do. In fact, in some critical areas I have not been taking my own advice. For my own benefit this has been a good exercise!

First I will talk about my progress then please let me know in the comments how you are doing against your own goals and what you are doing to achieve them?

I do have goals and targets but I have not kept to them. As you will have gathered I do not discuss the financial side of what I do. While for many the financial side is the whole point, for me the whole point is nurturing a community and audience. Money comes as a consequence of creating valuable resources that serve that community. My metrics are reader related rather than dollar amounts.

How am I doing against my metrics? Not bad, but not great either. For blogs as a whole these are good numbers but I set myself stretch goals and against those I am not doing what I hoped.

Today FeedBurner is telling me I have 3,815 RSS subscribers. That’s not bad going, a little behind schedule (I want to have 10k by end of the year), but pretty good. Feed growth has slowed lately, could be the “summer slump” factor but I need to not rely on that as an excuse. Somehow I need to increase momentum. I will have a think about that and let you know what I come up with.

chrisg.com feed count july 30

According to Technorati this blog has an “authority” of 949 and a rank of 2,478. Again, not bad considering the age of the blog and the competitive space but a bit behind schedule. I would have hoped to have a rank in the top 2k, but on the other hand I haven’t really done anything specific to work towards that so no wonder! Something I will have to fix. Of course I will document any ideas I come up with so you can also benefit πŸ™‚

The blogging forum is doing pretty nicely since it was launched around three weeks ago. There is a lovely bunch of people participating, around 367 of them at last count. About 100 registrations a week is ok growth but I am sure with the members help we can do better.

What to fix?

  • Not enough linking out – Other than my roundup and critique posts I haven’t done enough linking out. I will do more round ups and find new ways to link out more.
  • Not enough attraction – My posts are pretty much always advice. Now I am not really an attention-seeking type but I need to do more to attract visitors rather than just cater to my existing audience. I need to review my referrer stats to see which posts brought in the new people and invent new tactics.
  • Not enough interaction – I have done a few things to get your input, the comments, round up submissions, etc but I need to do more, to get to know you better and also allow more of a contribution.

Over to you … let me know in the comments how you are managing progress towards your own goals. How have you managed to generate links and boost your new subscribers? What do you do to create interactivity on your blog?

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  1. Congrats Chris on both of your milestones.

    One of the problems with choosing an arena like blogging is that the metrics for success are so much higher than for everybody else. 3815 readers for me would be an unbelievably high number, for a blog about blogging then it is great, but in due course you need x 5 to compete. Same goes with backlinks and the rest.

    You are making very good progress though. As always things take time and lots of it.

    On the interaction front, how about a monthly/quarterly blog get together for Yorkshire?

  2. Congrats Chris on both of your milestones.

    One of the problems with choosing an arena like blogging is that the metrics for success are so much higher than for everybody else. 3815 readers for me would be an unbelievably high number, for a blog about blogging then it is great, but in due course you need x 5 to compete. Same goes with backlinks and the rest.

    You are making very good progress though. As always things take time and lots of it.

    On the interaction front, how about a monthly/quarterly blog get together for Yorkshire?

  3. Nathania says:

    Congratulations and Happy birthday! Even though you haven’t achieved your goals- you should be proud of your success. You have steady growth and actually, getting to 10,000 might have been growth that’s a bit too fast. Too-fast growth can cause (some) people to mismanage their companies/projects/etc.

    So I think you’re doing just swell. πŸ™‚

  4. Nathania says:

    Congratulations and Happy birthday! Even though you haven’t achieved your goals- you should be proud of your success. You have steady growth and actually, getting to 10,000 might have been growth that’s a bit too fast. Too-fast growth can cause (some) people to mismanage their companies/projects/etc.

    So I think you’re doing just swell. πŸ™‚

  5. That’s really impressive Chris! I’m slightly jelous. I’m not even anywhere near close to that kind of success after about 2-3 months.

  6. That’s really impressive Chris! I’m slightly jelous. I’m not even anywhere near close to that kind of success after about 2-3 months.

  7. Nice Job there no doubt.

    I am aiming towards the toughest goal I have chosen to explain and simplify technology for people. I see around blogs which are no doubt rocking. in terms of news and other but i rarely see many people which brings technology in a simple way. My feed subscribers growing at a snails pace guess the reason. I will keep up to the goal to see how it works and what else I can bring to people.

    wish you good luck .

    Ashish

  8. Nice Job there no doubt.

    I am aiming towards the toughest goal I have chosen to explain and simplify technology for people. I see around blogs which are no doubt rocking. in terms of news and other but i rarely see many people which brings technology in a simple way. My feed subscribers growing at a snails pace guess the reason. I will keep up to the goal to see how it works and what else I can bring to people.

    wish you good luck .

    Ashish

  9. Chris,
    First of all, Happy Birthday! and Congratulations for such a big success in short time. I am following you, by the way.
    I started my blog just a 50 days before. I followed your advices and advices of some other blog gurus to promote my blog. Feedburner shows 1776 feed subscription so far (in 50 days, it’s not bad I guess). Alexa ranking is progressing. I have placed ClustrMaps in my blog, readership is now almost all over the world. A little less in South America and Africa but rest of the world is accepting me well. Technorati rating is not very good yet. I have used “Contactify” service for providing readers to contact me. It works well. Who don’t prefer posting comments in comment area and want personalized consulting services, they are writing me emails through “contact me” link under “About Us”. I am using “Contactify” for spam protection.

    Few this I will be starting soon:
    1. Add newsletter subscription section and sending out weekly newsletter
    2. Add more outlinks

    Cheers,
    Rajesh Shakya
    Helping technopreneurs to excel and lead their life!

  10. Chris,
    First of all, Happy Birthday! and Congratulations for such a big success in short time. I am following you, by the way.
    I started my blog just a 50 days before. I followed your advices and advices of some other blog gurus to promote my blog. Feedburner shows 1776 feed subscription so far (in 50 days, it’s not bad I guess). Alexa ranking is progressing. I have placed ClustrMaps in my blog, readership is now almost all over the world. A little less in South America and Africa but rest of the world is accepting me well. Technorati rating is not very good yet. I have used “Contactify” service for providing readers to contact me. It works well. Who don’t prefer posting comments in comment area and want personalized consulting services, they are writing me emails through “contact me” link under “About Us”. I am using “Contactify” for spam protection.

    Few this I will be starting soon:
    1. Add newsletter subscription section and sending out weekly newsletter
    2. Add more outlinks

    Cheers,
    Rajesh Shakya
    Helping technopreneurs to excel and lead their life!

  11. I thought I wouldn’t do this, Chris, but I value your encouragement to check progress at the 6 month interval.

    I set out my 10 Blogging Goals in February.

    1. I have written regularly, so that I have already reached 184 posts when my goal was 200 by years end.

    2. I have written more than 50 Flagship Articles when my goal was 30 by years end. (Which is why I was so miffed at missing your Flagship Content Roundup!)

    3, 4 and 5 – not doing too badly.

    6. I don’t know how to improve my Feedburner stats. I am still only in double figures after 6 months.

    7. I’m always excited by the amount of times Hamelife appears on page 1 of Google through Parenting keywords alone. I know it’s the long tail, but it is very positive.

    8. My Google stats do show a steady incline, but it is very steady.

    9. I only check my stats once a month!

    10. My James Kim article still hasn’t been noticed.

    All in all, pretty positive – and now I think I have just written my next post!

    Thanks for giving me the incentive to review my progress. Much to be happy about, but one main thing I wish I could improve.

  12. Hi Chris,
    and first of all congratulations on your birthsday.
    I think you are growing pretty good, and maybe that you set too high goals. It’s not a bad thing to strive, though.
    So I just wanted to say thanks for a lot of great content, and that you maybe are pretty right about not creating enough attention. But you are definately on the right track.
    Good luck from Denmark,
    Alexander

  13. I thought I wouldn’t do this, Chris, but I value your encouragement to check progress at the 6 month interval.

    I set out my 10 Blogging Goals in February.

    1. I have written regularly, so that I have already reached 184 posts when my goal was 200 by years end.

    2. I have written more than 50 Flagship Articles when my goal was 30 by years end. (Which is why I was so miffed at missing your Flagship Content Roundup!)

    3, 4 and 5 – not doing too badly.

    6. I don’t know how to improve my Feedburner stats. I am still only in double figures after 6 months.

    7. I’m always excited by the amount of times Hamelife appears on page 1 of Google through Parenting keywords alone. I know it’s the long tail, but it is very positive.

    8. My Google stats do show a steady incline, but it is very steady.

    9. I only check my stats once a month!

    10. My James Kim article still hasn’t been noticed.

    All in all, pretty positive – and now I think I have just written my next post!

    Thanks for giving me the incentive to review my progress. Much to be happy about, but one main thing I wish I could improve.

  14. Hi Chris,
    and first of all congratulations on your birthsday.
    I think you are growing pretty good, and maybe that you set too high goals. It’s not a bad thing to strive, though.
    So I just wanted to say thanks for a lot of great content, and that you maybe are pretty right about not creating enough attention. But you are definately on the right track.
    Good luck from Denmark,
    Alexander

  15. Well, first off, Happy Belated Birthday to you!

    I’m afraid that I’m in a similar boat – but with much lower numbers, of course! My own action plan exists, but lacks imagination, and its implementation at present relies a good deal on wishful thinking and random acts of interaction.

    One place where I have been making good progress – if my email is anything to go by – is in broadening the readership to include more men, where for the first year or 18 months it was almost entirely women. So that’s something… alhtough I’m not entirely sure what’s making it happen!

    Very much looking forward to seeing the comments on this post, to learn from the ideas and experiences of others!

  16. Well, first off, Happy Belated Birthday to you!

    I’m afraid that I’m in a similar boat – but with much lower numbers, of course! My own action plan exists, but lacks imagination, and its implementation at present relies a good deal on wishful thinking and random acts of interaction.

    One place where I have been making good progress – if my email is anything to go by – is in broadening the readership to include more men, where for the first year or 18 months it was almost entirely women. So that’s something… alhtough I’m not entirely sure what’s making it happen!

    Very much looking forward to seeing the comments on this post, to learn from the ideas and experiences of others!

  17. Happy Birthday, Chris. I value the information that I gather from your blog and Authority Blogger Forum. I like your style of writing and your articles are simple enough for a beginning blogger to understand. Slade Roberson recommended your blog and I am glad that he did.

    I am in an entirely different niche than you. My stats are slowly increasing. As long as that continues, I know I am on the right track. Give yourself credit for what you are accomplishing. Those are great stats for 6 months. I thought your blog was more established than just 6 months. You have a very solid foundation to grow from.

    A blogger friend suggested that I start submitting articles to Blog Carnival so that is what I have done this week. My stats are jumping by 25 more visitors each day. For me, that is a lot as new as I am. I submitted 11 articles this week. The blog carnivals go through the end of August so we will see how many get accepted and what that does for my stats. So far 3 of the 11 are already accepted and posted.

    Continue doing what you are doing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  18. Happy Birthday, Chris. I value the information that I gather from your blog and Authority Blogger Forum. I like your style of writing and your articles are simple enough for a beginning blogger to understand. Slade Roberson recommended your blog and I am glad that he did.

    I am in an entirely different niche than you. My stats are slowly increasing. As long as that continues, I know I am on the right track. Give yourself credit for what you are accomplishing. Those are great stats for 6 months. I thought your blog was more established than just 6 months. You have a very solid foundation to grow from.

    A blogger friend suggested that I start submitting articles to Blog Carnival so that is what I have done this week. My stats are jumping by 25 more visitors each day. For me, that is a lot as new as I am. I submitted 11 articles this week. The blog carnivals go through the end of August so we will see how many get accepted and what that does for my stats. So far 3 of the 11 are already accepted and posted.

    Continue doing what you are doing. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

  19. Hi Chris,

    You are doing great man! A lot of us are in the background and enjoying the posts and tracking your growth. We’re not always too vocal, but we’re here as your feed graph shows.

    Cheers!

    -Ari

  20. Hi Chris,

    You are doing great man! A lot of us are in the background and enjoying the posts and tracking your growth. We’re not always too vocal, but we’re here as your feed graph shows.

    Cheers!

    -Ari

  21. Happy Birthday Chris,
    Clearly your stats show, when compared to blogs of your type and age, that you are doing very well. I think you should realize that growth is not always linear. You know that doubling is exponential. It is easier to grow an audience of 3,000 to 10,000 than an audience of 300.

    As far as the Technoriat – your content and style make people want to link to you. Just as the writing content and style make people want to read certain books over other books. It is not enough to be there, join carnivals, or have links out to other blogs. You actually have to have valuable content and write well. You do both very well.

    I think we are starting to see a summer slump, but I also think blogging is reaching a peak – like the dot-coms did – where we will see a large swath of dead or dying blogs. People who hoped to get rich are giving up. People who got rich off of those trying to get rich are going to see that there are few takers for their snake-oil and will go away. I just hope there is some process of removal for those failed blogs. That much junk is going to have an adverse affect on blogs for a good long while.

    So, congrats on the big day and the achievements you have made.

  22. Happy Birthday Chris,
    Clearly your stats show, when compared to blogs of your type and age, that you are doing very well. I think you should realize that growth is not always linear. You know that doubling is exponential. It is easier to grow an audience of 3,000 to 10,000 than an audience of 300.

    As far as the Technoriat – your content and style make people want to link to you. Just as the writing content and style make people want to read certain books over other books. It is not enough to be there, join carnivals, or have links out to other blogs. You actually have to have valuable content and write well. You do both very well.

    I think we are starting to see a summer slump, but I also think blogging is reaching a peak – like the dot-coms did – where we will see a large swath of dead or dying blogs. People who hoped to get rich are giving up. People who got rich off of those trying to get rich are going to see that there are few takers for their snake-oil and will go away. I just hope there is some process of removal for those failed blogs. That much junk is going to have an adverse affect on blogs for a good long while.

    So, congrats on the big day and the achievements you have made.

  23. Congratulations Chris. I note thst everyone who has commented so far has said how well you’re doing and how valuable your content is. I agree wholeheartedly. You are poineering (and teaching) a new concept and you have developed a variety of channels that all have great growth potential. Perhaps your growth opportunities lie in digging deeper into your niche.

    Tune up your EQ has just celebrated 100 posts after 7 or so months. I didn’t set any numerical goals when I started,as I had so much to learn. I began to develop my goals in March,as this seeemed more realistic to me.
    My Feedburner/Feedblitz stats are lower than I would like. I’m excited that some blogs have added my blog to their blogroll. The number of subscribers for my free Workbook are OK, traffic is growing slowly, including some prominence in long tail keyword terms in my niche (emotional intelligence). I’m planning to “get around” more in the fure, including taking part in the Authority Blogger Forum and doing some guest blogging. Looking forward, I need to consolidate my activities and devote more time to promotion.
    Keep up the great work, Chris. I certainly value it.

  24. Congratulations Chris. I note thst everyone who has commented so far has said how well you’re doing and how valuable your content is. I agree wholeheartedly. You are poineering (and teaching) a new concept and you have developed a variety of channels that all have great growth potential. Perhaps your growth opportunities lie in digging deeper into your niche.

    Tune up your EQ has just celebrated 100 posts after 7 or so months. I didn’t set any numerical goals when I started,as I had so much to learn. I began to develop my goals in March,as this seeemed more realistic to me.
    My Feedburner/Feedblitz stats are lower than I would like. I’m excited that some blogs have added my blog to their blogroll. The number of subscribers for my free Workbook are OK, traffic is growing slowly, including some prominence in long tail keyword terms in my niche (emotional intelligence). I’m planning to “get around” more in the fure, including taking part in the Authority Blogger Forum and doing some guest blogging. Looking forward, I need to consolidate my activities and devote more time to promotion.
    Keep up the great work, Chris. I certainly value it.

  25. WOW. Im impressed.
    Considering your consistent growth I think you will hit your goal. Just the leveraged exponential aspect should take you to 10,000 in the next 6 months.

    Content: How did you get where you are. What did you do to get 3,000+ people watching your information. That is huge to me. Perhaps a few posts on where to start and take us step by step what you have done to get people to subscribe.

    Congrats. Im enjoying the feed.

    Joseph

  26. WOW. Im impressed.
    Considering your consistent growth I think you will hit your goal. Just the leveraged exponential aspect should take you to 10,000 in the next 6 months.

    Content: How did you get where you are. What did you do to get 3,000+ people watching your information. That is huge to me. Perhaps a few posts on where to start and take us step by step what you have done to get people to subscribe.

    Congrats. Im enjoying the feed.

    Joseph

  27. Hi Chris:

    First of all, Happy Birthday! And by an odd little coincidence, July 29th is my wedding anniversary! We celebrated 21 years of wedded bliss yesterday. Good day all around πŸ™‚

    Excellent post, thanks for taking time out of your hangover to put it up πŸ˜‰

  28. Hi Chris:

    First of all, Happy Birthday! And by an odd little coincidence, July 29th is my wedding anniversary! We celebrated 21 years of wedded bliss yesterday. Good day all around πŸ™‚

    Excellent post, thanks for taking time out of your hangover to put it up πŸ˜‰

  29. Happy birthday and congratulations on your blogging success.

    My blogging goals are very modest at the moment as the blog is so young, but overall I couldn’t be happier with the launch.

    I think that the fact you haven’t met your own stretch goals is not necessarily a bad thing. If we set ourselves modest goals there can be a tendency to rest on laurels and not push ourselves as hard as we could. Making sure our goals are always one step ahead of us ensures we’re always striving for something. Not a bad thing in anyone’s books.

  30. Happy birthday and congratulations on your blogging success.

    My blogging goals are very modest at the moment as the blog is so young, but overall I couldn’t be happier with the launch.

    I think that the fact you haven’t met your own stretch goals is not necessarily a bad thing. If we set ourselves modest goals there can be a tendency to rest on laurels and not push ourselves as hard as we could. Making sure our goals are always one step ahead of us ensures we’re always striving for something. Not a bad thing in anyone’s books.

  31. @Jack – If you can organise it I will turn up πŸ™‚ There are quite a few yorkshire readers here plus a fair few in the forum πŸ™‚

    @Nathania – Yes you are right, it could have been detrimental to have too fast growth. I did do somethings intentionally that I know constrained growth but built it in the way I wanted. For example the ebook could have had a more mass-appeal topic and title, etc

    @Adam – hang in there, it will come πŸ™‚

    @Ashish – I guess your best judge for how well you are explaining tech will be feedback, good luck with it πŸ™‚

    @Rajesh – You are doing very well, keep at it πŸ™‚

    @Rory – Compile some of that flagship content into an ebook and offer it as a download incentive using the plugin linked in my sidebar. Also put the email form right in the sidebar and promote the ebook in your email and forum signatures πŸ™‚

    @Alex – Thanks, much appreciated πŸ™‚

    @Jen – I think mixing in forums and comment areas is giving you a broader audience, you have made a good splash for yourself πŸ™‚

    @Patricia – Carnivals are great, though I have never taken part myself I do read them and have linked to them in the past. My wife and I like to read blogs like yours, you never know we might start one and link to you πŸ˜‰

    @Ari – Thanks, that is nice to hear πŸ™‚

    @Roger – Thanks πŸ™‚ Yeah you are right, the first 100 is the hardest, then the first 1000. As Seth would say there is a dip between 100 and 1000 and bridging that makes all the difference.

    @Galba – Getting out and about is critical, it’s too easy to get stuck in our own ruts πŸ™‚

    @Joseph – Will do πŸ˜‰

    @Marc – Happy Anniversary!

    @Skellie – Yeah stretch goals are meant to stretch us πŸ™‚

  32. @Jack – If you can organise it I will turn up πŸ™‚ There are quite a few yorkshire readers here plus a fair few in the forum πŸ™‚

    @Nathania – Yes you are right, it could have been detrimental to have too fast growth. I did do somethings intentionally that I know constrained growth but built it in the way I wanted. For example the ebook could have had a more mass-appeal topic and title, etc

    @Adam – hang in there, it will come πŸ™‚

    @Ashish – I guess your best judge for how well you are explaining tech will be feedback, good luck with it πŸ™‚

    @Rajesh – You are doing very well, keep at it πŸ™‚

    @Rory – Compile some of that flagship content into an ebook and offer it as a download incentive using the plugin linked in my sidebar. Also put the email form right in the sidebar and promote the ebook in your email and forum signatures πŸ™‚

    @Alex – Thanks, much appreciated πŸ™‚

    @Jen – I think mixing in forums and comment areas is giving you a broader audience, you have made a good splash for yourself πŸ™‚

    @Patricia – Carnivals are great, though I have never taken part myself I do read them and have linked to them in the past. My wife and I like to read blogs like yours, you never know we might start one and link to you πŸ˜‰

    @Ari – Thanks, that is nice to hear πŸ™‚

    @Roger – Thanks πŸ™‚ Yeah you are right, the first 100 is the hardest, then the first 1000. As Seth would say there is a dip between 100 and 1000 and bridging that makes all the difference.

    @Galba – Getting out and about is critical, it’s too easy to get stuck in our own ruts πŸ™‚

    @Joseph – Will do πŸ˜‰

    @Marc – Happy Anniversary!

    @Skellie – Yeah stretch goals are meant to stretch us πŸ™‚

  33. Thanks for the suggestions, Chris. Very interesting ideas!

  34. Thanks for the suggestions, Chris. Very interesting ideas!

  35. It’s my blogs six month birthday this week too. I set myself a range of goals three months ago, relating to site visits, rss subscribers, technorati rank etc.

    My goals were very modest compared to yours and I’ve hit most of them although missed a few others. Now I need to reavluate and set myself new stretching targets for the next six months, plus also work out where I went wrong on the ones I didn’t hit.

  36. It’s my blogs six month birthday this week too. I set myself a range of goals three months ago, relating to site visits, rss subscribers, technorati rank etc.

    My goals were very modest compared to yours and I’ve hit most of them although missed a few others. Now I need to reavluate and set myself new stretching targets for the next six months, plus also work out where I went wrong on the ones I didn’t hit.

  37. Well done and a very happy birthday wish to you!

  38. Well done and a very happy birthday wish to you!

  39. Chris: a belated happy birthday, and much congratulations on your success so far.

  40. Chris: a belated happy birthday, and much congratulations on your success so far.

  41. Happy Birthday! *=) I’ve found that my main mode of communication and interaction with some of my frequent readers is email. For some reason, they prefer to email me with their questions.. (maybe it’s a privacy factor)… either way it’s great, and I write up to 100 emails a day to fellow bloggers!

  42. Happy Birthday! *=) I’ve found that my main mode of communication and interaction with some of my frequent readers is email. For some reason, they prefer to email me with their questions.. (maybe it’s a privacy factor)… either way it’s great, and I write up to 100 emails a day to fellow bloggers!

  43. Hey Chris-

    I’m just starting out with a new blog that is meant to follow all the ups and downs of a business venture that I’m starting up. Its purpose is to give and receive ideas on internet marketing and see if a startup can compete with the big boys in the industry. I’m hoping it will provide an interesting story as well as giving lots of knowledgeable people an outlet for their ideas.

    Anyway, I am extremely impressed with your growth and I plan on subscribing to your feed. I am certainly an amateur blogger, but I hope that I will be able to implement some of the ideas from this blog and others to help my business become successful.

  44. Hey Chris-

    I’m just starting out with a new blog that is meant to follow all the ups and downs of a business venture that I’m starting up. Its purpose is to give and receive ideas on internet marketing and see if a startup can compete with the big boys in the industry. I’m hoping it will provide an interesting story as well as giving lots of knowledgeable people an outlet for their ideas.

    Anyway, I am extremely impressed with your growth and I plan on subscribing to your feed. I am certainly an amateur blogger, but I hope that I will be able to implement some of the ideas from this blog and others to help my business become successful.

  45. Wow! Congratulations on your blog’s success. For only being “online” six months, your blog is doing very well!!!
    I’ve been blogging about the same amount of time and I’m still struggling to get even a dozen hits a day – although those days are much more frequent now.

    For me, producing quality content on a consistent basis has been my goal since starting my literature-related blog. And it has paid off. I’m getting much more traffic from search engines and a few more comments.

    The only thing my blog is lacking is making me money. But that’s not why I’m doing it. So now I’m starting to concentrate on optimizing my different advertising streams so that maybe my blog can pay for my hosting and other blog-related expenses.

    I knew that I’m not going to get rich doing this, so it doesn’t bother me at all. Heck, I just love writing and posting daily and relish any feedback I get from my readers.

    Thanks for the great post. I recently discovered this blog and added it to my list on Google Reader!!! Will be reading frequently!

  46. Wow! Congratulations on your blog’s success. For only being “online” six months, your blog is doing very well!!!
    I’ve been blogging about the same amount of time and I’m still struggling to get even a dozen hits a day – although those days are much more frequent now.

    For me, producing quality content on a consistent basis has been my goal since starting my literature-related blog. And it has paid off. I’m getting much more traffic from search engines and a few more comments.

    The only thing my blog is lacking is making me money. But that’s not why I’m doing it. So now I’m starting to concentrate on optimizing my different advertising streams so that maybe my blog can pay for my hosting and other blog-related expenses.

    I knew that I’m not going to get rich doing this, so it doesn’t bother me at all. Heck, I just love writing and posting daily and relish any feedback I get from my readers.

    Thanks for the great post. I recently discovered this blog and added it to my list on Google Reader!!! Will be reading frequently!