My journey this last month has not been an easy one for me, I have fended off a bug that just wouldn’t go away! It made me feel drained and tired and I have felt that I haven’t given you, my readers, the attention to the details as I should. I have not reached the new readers that I hoped to and whilst I love the people who visit my site and read my words, for which I am grateful, I need to reach more, it will allow me to offer you so much more than you might ever imagine.
I won’t go into the details with you about running a blog, there is so much more than just writing the odd article and before you know it you’re consumed into a world which for me is perfect. A place that I have dreamed about and now I am fulfilling that dream. However, unless I push forward with my goals for this year I could miss out on my longer term plans, this is why I am assessing my journey each and every month to ensure that I am putting the effort in and entertaining my readers enough so they come back every single day.
My Journey And My Readers
I love to write, it is a passion and a way to connect with people. I want to connect with more and more people each month. I am currently not reaching the target that I set back on January 1st for my daily views and I must address this immediately.
I am going to do this by addressing the organic search, this is when a person types into a search engine and they get to my site. I need to improve this area so more people find How To Get Organized At Home when they are searching for something that I have written about.
Targeting social media is also a key area, there are millions of people on the different social media channels and for me to reach out and connect there, is an important area that I must focus on.
I ask all my readers to join my email list, the only email that they receive is a weekly newsletter, in the future I hope to provide some free incentives that will help my readers in becoming organized at home and in their daily lives. This I hope will be available before the summer; I just need to put some finishing touches to a few items.
Here is great news, there has been a steady growth in the income produce by the blog this month and this is a positive step in the right direction. It is my full-time job so making some money is key to the success of my site and my ability to continue to grow. There are some new directions that I am considering taking in the coming months but more about that as and when it happens.
Therefore, what I am taking away from February, not the bug that has plagued me I hope, but a determination to get back into focus with my goal that I set at the beginning of the year and to whip up a storm for next month. Looking at my journey so far has given me the time and the opportunity to re-focus my attention on the goals that I am aiming for.