So today is day three of the seven day feel good blogging challenge and today is the first day where I really did feel challenged. I got the prompt this morning. For this post we are supposed to share something about our industry that we know well and come from a place of authority about. So all day this has been on my mind and I have been struggling with what I want to share and post about. I want it to be something interesting to read and that you will learn something from me about. I’m not an expert at blogging but I know quite a bit so I have been running through things in my head all day to find the right topic.
Here is one important thing that I think a lot of bloggers don’t consider or think a lot about. You need to spread out as much as possible where you are getting your blog traffic from. I love Pinterest and it’s a great source of my blog traffic and has been for awhile. I work hard at making my Pinterest grow and gaining traffic from it. The thing is that Pinterest could change their algorithm at anytime and that blog traffic could dry up. I know bloggers use to get a lot of traffic from their Facebook pages but then Facebook changed. In blogging and social media things are always changing. So for 2015 I have made a huge effort in trying to spread out my blog traffic sources. In 2014 so much of my blog visitors were coming from Pinterest. While I still get about 35-40% of my monthly it is a lot more spread out now. It would still hurt me a lot to loose my Pinterest traffic but I am doing ok in other areas.
This year I have put a lot of effort into learning SEO so my search traffic is up. Also I have been learning as much as I can about Stumbleupon and getting my articles published on other sites. It’s a combination of all these things with Pinterest that has helped my blog grow this year and I will keep putting effort into everything and learning new things. My biggest blogging tip is to not put all your eggs in one basket. If most of your traffic comes from one place, what would happen if you lost that? Would your blog survive it.