WP Community Increased My Traffic!

I’d been blogging for well over a year chugging along at a very relaxed pace. Was posting about three articles weekly with my readers and followers growing gradually but very slowly.

More recently I started doing the ‘weekly photo challenge’ each week and joining in on some of the ‘daily prompts’ then my readers and followers started lifting off at a much faster pace which in turn has encouraged me to now post most days. Doubt that my writing style has changed so much, please look at my earlier posts to judge for yourself?

Had added some personal info in earlier posts but they attracted few readers and even less comments so left some but deleted most. A week or so ago I added more personal content with comments and readership reflecting much more interest.

So doubt that my content has really changed or that there is a vast improvement in my skills I honestly credit the increased traffic with having joined the WP community on daily prompts and weekly photo challenges! The search engines frequency has also increased dramatically, is that good or bad?

Whatever it is I openly admit that I do enjoy the more frequent feedback and interactions, so please keep visiting? And make sure you join in the WP community activities and let me know if you have a corresponding increase in traffic?

So thanks to WP and all of you who have supported and encouraged me, I feel blessed!

Has anyone else found a similar relationship? Doubt it just my persistent effort …

PS Just realised this is my 200th post, so it’s fitting that it’s a community gratitude post!

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28 Comments

  1. I have another blog where I do all the writing. For the first two months, I hardly had people visiting or reading my posts. And then, all of a sudden it started raining comments and likes. 😀 I do not follow the daily word prompts but I did follow the weekly photo challenge for few months before I moved the photography part to this blog. I still write , though not everyday. Participating in events will get you a lot of traffic – There are many writing and photography events (other than the ones by WordPress people like daily prompts and discover challenges).

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  2. Interaction with other people definitely increased my site’s popularity. I began in earnest to engage others via the WP Reader and it made a difference. I’m still small potatoes compared to most sites, but I’ve enjoyed the growth. Reading, liking, and commenting lets people know you care.
    Thank you for following me!

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  3. I think joining WP community has helped me too. I’ve done the word challenge and started following some of the other bloggers. I’ve also found a very supportive community here. I don’t have as many blogs as you and have only had a small amount of feedback. I’m still finding my voice but as I continue to study and apply what I learn things are beginning to show more traffic. Great to have an update on your progress. It helps.

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    1. But I see that we started blogging about the same time. Guess we are all attracted to different subject matters … the cooking blogs get me salivating but I’m a very basic cook so not so interested in recipes as such. Didn’t think I liked sc-fi but found one author I’ve enjoyed. Of course poetry and photography appeal because that’s my interest. Your blog is a real niche interest, feng shui has always interested me, no idea how it works but do know that it’s affective. Thanks for stopping by Lorna.

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  4. Congrats on 200 posts. Taking parts in challenges always makes you feel part of something bigger. You do have a nice writing style which is very easy to read and relatable. Keep enjoying 🙂

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  5. Congrats for blogging for over a year and reaching your 200 posts. Taking part in challenges indeed help as it grants our visibility to the blogger community. I need to do more of that. Happy blogging! 🙂

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