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One year of blogging

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A few days ago, I received a message from WordPress: “Happy Anniversary with wordpress.com”. Shortly after, WordPress congratulated me for receiving 50 likes and 20 follows on the blog. It made me happy to see that I managed to keep blogging one year long. It has been a long time and I learned a lot. It was not always easy to get motivated to write and I have had moments of doubt during this year of blogging but now I am glad I did not give up.

Blogging report: one year of blogging

My results since June 2018: one year of blogging

During the first months of my blogging journey, traffic was very low. During the third last months, I have seen a big increase in the number of blog readers though.

Here are my monthly results since June 2018:

  • June: 5 views
  • July: 20 views
  • August: 92 views
  • September: 112 views
  • October: 131 views
  • November: 202 views
  • December: 273 views
  • January: 321 views
  • February: 359 views
  • March: 703 views
  • April: 1.127 views
  • May: 1.093 views

Most of my traffic still comes from Pinterest. I now have by Pinterest 33.5 K monthly viewers and 1,047 followers. However, most of these views concern… one single post. My post How to change your life in 100 days, which I wrote in August 2018, has started working very well on Pinterest a few months ago. Actually, on the 4,078 views I got since the beginning of 2019, there are 2,742 views just for this post.

I also use Bloglovin but do not get much traffic from this website. I still like the website though because it is very low maintenance. I also get a little traffic from the wordpress reader.

I also got more comments in 2019 than in 2018. This is logical. The more traffic you have, the more comments. I am very happy about the increase in comments.

Things to improve

There are a lot of things I could do to improve my blog. I have lots of ideas but not enough time to develop them. There are some points I will have to work on in the future though.

  • blog design: my blog design is very simple. In the future, I would like to find something nicer.
  • traffic: there are many things I could do to improve my traffic. I could work on my Pinterest strategy, or start using a new social network, or I could work on setting up a “real” email list.
  • monetizing the blog: I joined the Amazon affiliate program some months ago but did not really earn money through this. This is something I should work more on.
  • connecting with other bloggers: I have not spent as much time commenting on other blogs as I would have wished. Moreover, some bloggers I had been following seem to have stopped blogging, which makes me a little sad. I hope they soon write some new posts.

If you are interested in my blogging journey, you can check the three following posts:

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