Breaking the Blogging Code

My goal of being a full time writer is now within reach. I have met most of my objectives (picking up more online jobs, getting queries out, working on my novels, etc) but my blog is still a thorn in my side.

Writing the material is not the problem. Most days it motivates me to do more – it’s my writer’s block lucky charm. It’s the traffic situation that is hounding me. Every time I THINK I understand what I need to be doing, my traffic stays the same or even goes down. I haven’t been able to find that magic key. I’m beginning to believe it’s more like a magic bean.

Things I know:

· Blog what you know (passion)

· Comment on other blogs

· Visit (and be active) on forums

· Participate in blog carnivals

· Blog consistently

What I don’t know is what matters the most or what makes the real difference.

Like anything else, I need to know what I’m doing and when I’m doing it so that I can see the effect. Journaling is my favorite way to do that. I have a bird journal (where the family keeps track of all the birds we see, where, and when we put out feed), a gardening journal (to keep up with the last frost and first frost of each year, what we planted, what died, etc) and I have a personal journal.

Today I started my first blog journal. Every day this month I intend to try something new to increase my traffic. I’ll keep a record of the numbers so that I can see what is effective for me and what is not so effective. Posting will continue as usual, but I will note what subject I posted on, whether or not there were links, and if graphics were involved – I’ll also come back and list when I get comments on the posts.

This is doable. With persistence and ingenuity, anything is possible. I can break the code. Blogging can become a source of income in my life. “I know it can, I know it can, I know it can.”

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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