How a post a day drew visitors through the roof

31 January, 2011 § 3 Comments

I’ve been writing on this blog since November 2008 as a way to improve my technical writing skills and document the things that I learn. This year, I accepted a personal challenge to write a blog post a day.

In just this month, I’ve learned that blog posts don’t have to span multiple pages or include many citations. In fact, placing deeper posts among many shorter posts can bring more attention to the longer posts.

Since writing a post a month, my statistics for this blog have skyrocketed.

You may remember from a previous post that my total visit count for 2010 was over 6,300, whereas the first month of 2011 has brought in nearly 3,500 visitors.

I’ll be continuing to post more often to this blog. Let me know what you think, and also if you think the quality of the posts has degraded at all.

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§ 3 Responses to How a post a day drew visitors through the roof

  • Paul Odtaa says:

    Hi Jared,

    Your graph is a confidence booster. I’ve seen so many bloggers give up around a year into their project as their traffic has only grow slightly. But as you show it takes quite and then suddenly your visitors sky rocket.

    Keep up the good work.

    Paul Odtaa

    • msujaws says:

      Thanks Paul. One of the reasons I never gave up is because I mainly write for myself. Understanding why you want to write is one of the first things new bloggers will have on their plate. Any kind of journaling, whether it be blogging, tweeting, or keeping a secret diary will keep writing skills fresh.

      Hopefully, a couple years from now I will look back at this post and think the jump from 500 to 3,500 was small :)

  • [...] the beginning of 2011, I decided I would try to write a blog post per day and it wasn’t easy to think of [...]

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