At last viralwriter is 2 months old and I once again I want to say a big thank you to my readers and followers for the support and inspirational words.Of course, I learnt a great blogging lesson. You guys played a great role in increasing my passion for blogging, keep it up buddies.
Blogging is a journey and in this journey, we learn something new every day no matter how perfect we are. I learned new things during the course of this journey and I’ve achieved quite a number of things for my blog which I’ll be sharing with you.
Immediately I launched my blog, the first thing I did was create a facebook page, twitter and google+ account for my blog. Of course we know social media is something that can’t be ignored especially for promoting a new blog. I’ve gotten quite a few numbers of followers, circles and likes. To connect with me and stand behind the scene of my blog, feel free to check out those icons on the sidebar.
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My guest posts.
I’ve submitted 6 guest posts and the results are awesome. I also replied to every single comment on my guest posts, of course by now you should know I’m an addict when it comes to replying to comments. This dragged and dropped me on the list of the top commenters on most of these. These are the list of my guest posts;
Promoting your blog after publishing – Comluv
Maintain your passion for blogging – skyhitblog
Social media etiquette – Bloggerdoc
Signs that your blog is drowning – Bloggingtipstoday
I was also contacted by a blogger to drop a post on his blog but too bad I didn’t get to know his audience.
I still have some other guest posts that are under review and some blogs are not accepting guest posts for now due to the google pagerank update that’s knocking at the door. After the guest posts, I was skipping and hopping around the corners of my room, congratulating myself for the number of guest post I submitted in a short span of time. Not until I met an elder blog and a competitor. This blog is a week older than mine and I was blown away by the number of guest post he submitted in just 2 months, you’re not going to believe this digit. If I told you that this blogger friend of mine submitted 14 guest posts in just 2 months were you going to believe me? I was blown away but thank God for the parachute, he’s one of my frequent readers and I don’t mind calling him master Sifu. I know what’s on your mind; you still don’t believe me right? Go check it out yourself.
I know alexa ranking doesn’t count but his rank is bouncing and is now at 100k while I’m still taking a nap at 199k. The name of this guest blogging wizard is Adesanmi Adedotun and he has really inspired me in putting more effort on guest blogging. I don’t think I can reach that amount in a short time due to my studies but I’ll try my best. Dotun, if you’re reading this, thank you very much, you really changed my gear.
My traffic has been a bit awesome and encouraging. After my first guest post on comluv, I started receiving 60-80 daily visitors (my blog was 2 weeks then) apart from my post on how I got google adsense approval on a 7 weeks old blog which welcomed 219 visitors and 72 comments. Most of my traffic was from social media, I didn’t get much organic traffic which wasn’t good. I concentrated more on social media and totally forgot about SEO.
Well, i met another blogger friend and his blog is also one week older than mine. I’ve seen him jumping round the blogosphere. I guess we have the same social media promotional strategy. The first place I saw him was justretweet > a comment on my guest post at comluv > a guest blogger at comluv > a comment on my guest post on Bivori and I was so curious to know this guy but never had the time. I landed on this blog through a comluv enabled comment. I can’t really remember the blog; I was just doing some blog hopping when I saw his attractive title; 60 days and 7,977 blog traffic. Since we have something in common, I can’t resist but to check it out and to my surprise, he has really achieved a lot in just 2 months. His search engine (organic) traffic was so high that I was blown away, good thing I still have my parachute with me.
I really need to know the secret on how he achieved such an awesome number to an extent that I contacted him on facebook and he poured out his entire secret in our chat session. I implemented it on my previous blog post ‘When is the next google pagerank update’ and the result is impressive. It was the first time my organic traffic went higher than my referral traffic. This was also with the help of google keyword tool, seopressor and wordpress seo, these tools rock! Check them out. I also noticed on webmaster tools that the more your organic traffic, the higher your bounce rate. I’ll advice you to write quality content on and try as much as possible to reduce your bounce rate.
I’ll be sharing the secret with you guys and if you don’t want to miss it, then subscribe now before it’s too late, you’re a new blogger right? You’ll also benefit from it. Reginald, If you’re reading this, thanks for the help buddy.
This so called blogging journey is something very frustrating especially at the beginning. I was having a chat session with Suresh Khanal of Bivori and this was the question I asked him;
What was your experience as a new blogger, how hard is it?
And the reply I got was;
I experienced it is like flying an aircraft. Until you take off it’s really frustrating and scaring. Once you are recognized in the blogosphere and you have good connections and circles, blogging is a real fun. You can earn some money to live your life and gives you recognition.
Suresh, if you’re reading this post, thanks for the inspirational words, it really kept me up.
So if you’re a new blogger, please don’t give up. All probloggers out there started out just like you did. The only thing that can discourage you from blogging is if you don’t have traffic which I don’t think is possible if you work hard for it.
Like he said, it’s all about connection. I connected with Suresh, Reginald and Adedotun and I got great ideas from them. If you’re interested, you can add me on facebook lets rub ideas together, I’ll try to create time and get in touch with you.
Back to my blog, happy birthday to viralwriter, this is a summary of what I’ve achieved in a span of 2 months.
Daily visits – 90 – 120
Alexa – 190k
Google pagerank – The Google gods are still busy
Guest posts – 6
To my favorite readers and commenters, umm! How am I going to thank you guys? Ok, I’ll just share a brief bio about you with my audience.
Susan Velez is a part time internet marketer and she’s sharing her journey on what she has learnt in the course of her coaching program, I’ve learnt a lot from her and you can also join her in this journey. Thanks Susan.
Emmanuel Cudjoe is passionate blogger, my funniest reader and commenter, the guy behind kabenlah a platform where he looks to the world through the eye of others. He’s also one of my blogging masters. Thanks buddy.
Adesanmi Adedotun is my master Sifu, I guess I’ve mentioned him before! The guest blogging wizard, Oh! I remember him giving me a nice name ‘the viral writer’. Keep it up Dotun.
Don’t mind me if I didn’t mention you, I’m a kind of person that forgets easily but all the same, thanks for being a reader of viralwriter.
I know I’ve been lazy and I need to work harder, at least I added more effort than the previous month and I learnt something new, I wouldn’t have learnt more without you guys. I hope to learn and expect more in my third month of blogging. For now, I’m not getting any distractions in my studies and I hope it doesn’t in the future.