It took me a little while, but I can finally say my blog has finally reached over 1,000 pageviews.
Considering the fact that my blog is brand new and only has about 40 pieces of content, that’s pretty good if you ask me.
But today isn’t just about me celebrating.
I want to take this as a chance to share what I’ve learned so far so you can get more pageviews to your blog as well.
It all starts with the first step.
1. Show Up Every Single Day
It takes a while to get any sort of traction for your blog, so it’s important to create content, promote content, or do both every day when you’re getting started.
If you don’t create and promote, no one will find you.
So create and promote.
While I like publishing daily, you can publish weekly if you want to.
Either way, it’s still smart to promote your stuff every day using your chosen marketing method.
The more consistent you are with promotion, the better results you’ll get.
2. Don’t Try To Be Everywhere
If you look at any established blogger, they’ll usually have a Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, MySpace (ha), and more with thousands of followers.
But here’s the thing: They’re established.
Pick one social media platform in the beginning and master it.
It doesn’t really matter which one because there are plenty of people growing their blog with any platform you pick.
For example, even though my Instagram has never really sent me any blog visitors, there are other people using it to drive thousands of visitors every day.
On the other hand, Twitter has brought me the majority of my traffic, yet other bloggers get no clicks from Twitter.
Pick the one you like the most and get really damn good at it.
3. Rebrand The Wheel
Everything about your topic has already been said, so don’t be afraid to revisit common ideas and put your own spin on it.
If you’re in a popular niche, people are looking to learn about your topic every single day, so there’s always an opportunity for your blog to be found.
Yes, it is possible to come up with what seems like a completely original thought, but it’s not necessary to grow.
Take a look at this blog.
It’s brand new, growing every day, and all I did was talk about my viewpoints on common topics.
You can absolutely do the same for your blog.
4. Set A Goal But Work The Plan
If your goal is to get 100 followers, awesome.
Unfortunately, you have no control over that goal itself, however…
You can control the *actions* you take.
Focus on the tasks that will produce the results, and put that work in every day.
5. Double Down On What’s Working
Setting up Google Analytics or Jetpack stats is vital to grow your blog.
Check your stats every so often to see what is bringing you results.
For example, Twitter is my number 1 source of traffic, so I spend the most time promoting there.
But that also could be because I spend the most time promoting there, which just proves point 2 even further.
That said, the most important thing is the ‘ever-so-boring-yet-vital-advice’ of:
It takes a while to establish your blog, so just keep at it.
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