Four Blogging Lessons from 2016

I was not as consistent a blogger in 2016 as in previous years.  Total traffic was about half that of the previous year, mostly because I only added content 8 out of 12 months.

It’s alright.  I forgive myself.  I was out doing all the fun stuff about which I like to blog.

Even though I did not post as often as I would have liked, I did learn a lot about blogging this past year.  More on that in a bit…

Top 5 Blog Posts from 2016

I was a tad bit surprised to see that three of the top 5 most viewed articles in 2016 are from previous years!

  1. 18 Gifts for Someone Going Through Chemo and Radiation (2016)
  2. I Am Statements Examples (2015)
  3. The CAPITAL of Pyramid Schemes (2013)
  4. Why You Need a Chemo Port (2014)
  5. Step-by-Step Guide to Offering Nutritional Advice to Chemo Patients (2016)

Blogging Lessons from 2016

Lesson One:  I want my blog to help people, and it seems I help the most when I write about my breast cancer experience.

Lesson Two:  Posts have sticking power.  I should go back and make sure those old posts are still relevant.

Lesson Three:  I spent a good deal of time and energy on my women who mean business interview series and not one of those interviews made the top 5 list.

Lesson Four:  Most folks who read this blog prefer to use the Facebook Comment Plugin, and they are missing out on a huge self-promotional opportunity.

How to Leave a Comment on a Blog

Sure, the Facebook Comment Plugin is there right there at the bottom of this post, I keep it there because I do not want to lose all the wonderful feedback I’ve received over the years, but it is NOT the best way to leave a comment on any blog because it links to your Facebook profile.  A better option is to scroll down just a tad bit more and use the WordPress comment box so that you can get a link back to your own website!

Why not try it now?  Scroll on down past the Facebook plugin and leave a comment.  Don’t forget to include your URL!

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2 thoughts on “Four Blogging Lessons from 2016

  1. I feel its quality over quantity. When I planned writing a blog, I envisioned I would write two blog posts per week. That was as planned for the first two weeks but then slowed dramatically. I am now writing 2-3 blog posts per month. The reason is I want my posts to help people, and that is by writing one of the best articles out there on a particular nutritional issue.

    As with your lesson 3, I experience similar. Posts which I feel would be popular wasn’t and those that I thought would not drive much traffic, drove the most.
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  2. Hi Kandas, I hope you don’t get two comments from me. I started to comment then saw something else I wanted to check out. Your blog has so much to interest me, if I’m not careful it all my computer time can be spent on your blog. 🙂 I didn’t even know how to use the FB comment or what it would link back to. Thanks for letting me know I’ve been commenting in the right place.

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