Thursday, March 12, 2009

I honestly don't know

how those bloggers with multiple blogs do it. I had been thinking of trying to make Purely Personal a weekly updated blog, though it is Friday night and tomorrow morning at 8am I am back to work another week and I just never did get around to coming up with a post to go here. On the books blog, I have posted today's and pre-posted Monday's entries and have read Wednesday's book and just need to write the review, when I can find the time.

I am getting some traffic from the ads I have placed on CMF, but my unique count is just down in the toilet and I don't know what to do about it. So many people have come in and said "wow, this place is great" but they just don't seem to generate much traffic. I have greatly expanded the number of books blogs in my RSS feeds page, but have not yet figured out how to promote this page. I also haven't taken any steps towards signing up for the affiliate programs and setting up special sites designed just to drive traffic to affiliate links. I seem to be somewhat ambivalent about the whole project.

Meanwhile another week has gone by. I did finally e-mail my mother, but expect she is still peeved with me for putting it off for so long. (she didn't write back as yet). Ron and I both had shrink appts on Tuesday. My meds are working and I just got another 6 months renewal, but Ron's meds were completely changed and so far he seems to be doing well on Wellbutrin and Librium. Fingers crossed. Need to go ahead and publish this and get to bed so I can be bright eyed at work tomorrow. Here's hoping your week has gone well.



Cromely said...

Good luck with the various projects. Perhaps part of the solution to the low uniques and promoting the RSS page is in combining them. Every couple days choose a favorite link from there and write a paragraph about it on one of the other blogs.

It gives you a ready farm for content, the post you do adds value to that content, and the more frequent updates keep people coming back.

Blogging is often a meta activity. The value in a blog post isn't just in the links but also in what the blogger brings to it.

Alan said...

That's a good suggestion and I may try something along those lines. Thanks, Cromley.

Dorothy L said...

Life does tend to get a bit cramped when one enters the world of blogging or website designing.

It is called balance...take one or two hours a week and commit those to blogging.

Then once you have a can add more hours or not.
At least you will be able to gain something and not feel frustrated or cheated.

Good luck and have a very nice day!

the_young_dude said...

Yes, it's hard to work out this traffic thing.. I'm with you!