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Help - Lonely New Blogger Addicted to Refresh Button

  1. Statistics, comments, share, hits, subscribe likes.....Zero....Refresh....Zero.......Refresh.......Zerooooo....okay, so it's obvious I am a loney new blogger, is there anyone else out there? 

    Give me a blink of bliss and let me see one statistic increase.....Refresh......Zerooo......... Oh well, at least I tried! 

    The blog I need help with is blinksofbliss.wordpress.com.

  2. *Subscribes* :)

  3. Subscribed, liked, and commented. I hope that helps? :-)

    I know exactly what you mean about the stats obsession. It'll get better the longer you blog. I like your blog. Short, sweet and to the point. Some other bloggers could learn a thing or two from you, myself included!

    Welcome!

  4. I know exactly how that feels... It's been a month and I'm still obsessed with site statistics, but at least I've got a steady stream of views rolling in now.

    I'll help you out :)

  5. That's a sweet little blog, will be visiting often now.
    And about the stat addiction, I am in the same boat with you, I have been here only about 20 days and I already check my stats page more than my FB profile.

  6. Wow, thank you all for taking the time to visit, read, comment and subscribe, it feels fantastic to see activity when I refresh!

  7. Relax. That is phase. Been there. You will get over it too. Give it some time. Your blog is pretty good, it will grow fast.

  8. Thanks! Your right....relax....breathe....take it easy.......okay I can't help myself.....REFRESH.....Smile :)

  9. Read and subscribed I've been the same new to this too have you linked your blog to your facebook or twitter and asked friends to have a read and then asked them to share with their friends? It's worth a try

    x

  10. @blinksofbliss
    There are many means available to your to promote your blog and increase traffic and comments. Here's a good place to start. Getting More Views and Traffic > http://en.support.wordpress.com/getting-more-views-and-traffic/

    Have you verified your blog ownership with the major search engines yet? See here if you haven't > http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/
    There are 10 factors that may expedite the indexing process found in this post > vhttp://www.onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/01/21/omg-i-cant-find-my-blog-on-google/

    Assigning categories and tags to your posts > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/tags-29?replies=26

    There is no single best way to increase traffic. There are many approaches but the bottom line is that there is no such thing as passive blog promotion . The reason I’m emphasizing this is because many new bloggers assume that if they blog readers will just happen (build a blog and they will come). Well, this is not the case.

    The forum search box contains lots of traffic promotion and increase readers threads.
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/increase-traffic
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/increase-readers
    See also >http://en.support.wordpress.com/five-ways-to-get-featured-on-freshly-pressed/

    Here are 25 basic steps to take to increase traffic to your blog:
    1. Structure a reader and search engine blog;
    2. In blogging content is king create unique, high quality content so publish fresh content frequently;
    3. Learn basic SEO so you can use keywords effectively and apply basic SEO to your headlines, blog and posts;
    4. Make your blog posts look professional;
    5. Create at least 4-6 pillar posts and continue to create pillar posts;
    6. Select and link to appropriate anchor text;
    7. Leave meaningful comments on related blogs;
    8. Encourage comments on your own blog;
    8. Develop relationships with other bloggers so you can build a blog readers’ community around your own blog;
    9. Support the blog centered communities on related blogs by commenting on them and promoting posts from them;
    10. Link to authoritative sources in your posts;
    11. Deep link to your earlier related posts in your new posts;
    12. Assign appropriate categories and tag your posts with care;
    13. Link to related authoritative blogs in your blogroll;
    14. Provide RSS feeds for subscribers;
    15. Having a well designed theme is important, evaluate your theme for effectiveness, and if required, create a new header, make improvements or replace your theme and reduce page loading time;
    16. Avoid cluttering your blog with widgets that lack reader value and slow page loading time;
    17. Buy your own domain and domain mapping;
    18. Verify your blog with the three big search engines.
    19. Get organized, use an online to do list by developing a blogging workflow;
    20. Join social networks and social media sites like Facebook and use Ttwitter, Friendfeed and other other Free RSS directories to promote your blog posts;
    21. Promote your blog through forums, online groups, and selected directories;
    22. Develop a social media time management strategy and stick to it;
    23. Submit your latest pillar article to a blog carnival;
    24. Become a guest blogger on sites with higher page rank than your own site.
    25. Create newsletters and/or ebooks for your subscribers.
    I have tutorials on my blog linked to my username on how to do all of the foregoing.

  11. Oh welcome to the stats obsession group! There are a few of us out there and we share the same feeling - I found that when I put up a comment on this forum I got more viewers....for like a day or two. Then it all died down again....so it can get depressing. Hope it gets better for you though - your blog looks good and I found that lots of photos and links always help. <wink>

  12. Thank you supermom lover, timetheif and accumulatingwealth - really useful info there for a newbie :)

  13. Refresshhhhhhhhh

  14. Bluntness - If this was your idea to gather more hits, I don't know if this would work or not, but time to come up with other tricks may be?

  15. @sayali611 Let's come up with new tricks. Apparently, I'm too much of a blog pimp myself. :( haha

  16. Well, I do advertise my blog too. I do want to be read, would have wrote a journal otherwise. But I am not into 'blog pimping' much anymore. Did that. Trust me, you would hate the results. There are no short-cuts to success, the blog will take its time to grow. And it should.
    I have joined a few blogger groups. Plan to join a few more. That would be a new trick for you, if you aren't trying that already.

  17. Promise free Ipods, viagra, movie tickets, X box on your social networking. I did and my subscription roll saw a big jump in its numbers.

  18. Like your bluntness! Your right, I will give up my blog pimping hat including free giveaways and concentrate on finding other blinks of bliss - like the link?

  19. bestofthebunch
    Member

    @timethief

    That list is incredibly helpful... thank you! I will definitely be checking out the tutorials on your blog.

    Just so everyone knows, I signed up for reddit about two hours ago and have seen a surge of traffic (at least for my blog haha). Its really easy and has definitely given me a bunch of hits!

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