I've been blogging for almost two and a half years now but it's only recently that I've stopped resting on my laurels and stepped up my blogging work and my promotion of it to begin getting my words and photography out there to a wider audience. I wasn't going to write this post, but after noticing how many page views my blog was averaging a week and sharing it on my personal Facebook page, some blogging friends were curious as to what I do daily to achieve these results.
I'm not going to lie, achieving these views takes a whole lot of work and I probably spend way too much time blogging than is probably healthy! I can't help it though, my blog is my passion and I'm completely obsessed with it - if there's such a thing as being a workaholic then that is definitely what I am with my blog, however, I really enjoy it and don't see any of these things as a chore and that's why I think it's been a success for me.
This is what I do every single day for my blog, even at the weekends. As I said in a previous post - you need to work for your blog, you can't just let it work for you.
This is my own, self-made marketing strategy and it has been a complete success for myself and the other bloggers who partake in the reciprocation threads. It's great that us bloggers are all supporting each other and making each others posts available to a wider audience, gaining a reach that we'd have never have achieved alone and lets be honest, no blogger has the funds to boost every Facebook post or tweet of theirs, I find it ridiculous you have to do this anyway when you've built up a following on these sites.
What I'll also point out though is that Twitter, Facebook and the other social media sites aren't even my top traffic source, my SEO and Google prominence seems to be really good and my most popular traffic sources every week come from people stumbling across my old posts via Google searches - which reminds me to update the awful photos in those posts!
I've added the above blogging schedule to this post as an image just in case anyone would like to download it and follow these steps themselves. Of course, not everyone is interested in blog promotion and that's perfectly okay but if you're someone like myself who relies on their blog then I think promotion is a necessary thing to do.
You can read my other posts about how I tripled my blog traffic in one month - where you can also find the names of the Facebook groups I use for promotion and my post on whether or not blog promotion actually works - where I share my post stat results over a two week period.
I hope this post has given people an insight into my daily blogging schedule and just how hard I work on this little blog of mine, all of which I thoroughly enjoy. It's absolutely amazing to see your hard work paying off and to see that people are interested in your blog and are reading your posts, admiring your pictures and engaging with you on social media. It means an awful lot to a writer or blogger such as myself and I am forever grateful to those who take the time to stop by my blog and for all the opportunities it has given me.