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!
- 18 Gifts for Someone Going Through Chemo and Radiation (2016)
- I Am Statements Examples (2015)
- The CAPITAL of Pyramid Schemes (2013)
- Why You Need a Chemo Port (2014)
- 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!