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Creating a Traffic Jam

Since I started getting serious about my blog about a month and a half ago, I’ve seen some good results. The site is averaging around twenty-two hits a day. That doesn’t sound great, but remember, I was only averaging like ten a month before that. My efforts have been good. I use Twitter, Facebook, and other means to drive me to my blog. But I want more traffic!

I happened upon a web site called Novel Publicity. It is a site that does book blog tours for authors. If I could become a part of that community and review books by authors on the blog tour, I could easily garner more traffic. After contacting them, they got back to me with a few questions about my blog. I quickly sent an email back to them with the answers.

A few days later, they contacted me via Twitter to say they were evaluating my blog. Then, within the hour, they emailed me an evaluation of my blog that included how I can improve it. Over the next week or so you will see these suggestions implemented (some already have been).

Currently, I need to get my traffic up to around one-hundred hits a day in order to be a part of the blog tour. This is going to take some work, and that’s where you come in. As a reader of my blog, I appreciate your support. Are you able to suggest my blog to your friends? Do you subscribe to my blog via the RSS feed so you will never miss a post? I would be grateful for any help you can give to help make the blog more popular.

Don’t forget, because I do a monthly blog stats report, you will be able to see if your help is having a positive effect.

I also welcome any suggestions you have to improve the blog. Is there something you would like to see? What interests do you have that would keep you coming back? Please feel free to leave your comments and let me know!


  1. I get a pretty good amount of traffic and I noted an increase when I finally started putting it out there for people to enjoy. Just try to make sure that people you think will appreciate it are aware of it's existence and hope that they will be good enough to share it with some like-minded friends.

    I like anything that contains original content. I can't speak for what the rest of the world likes but a blog that regularly reposts someone else's work, seems dishonest to me. Then again, a lot of blogs like that seem to do very well.

  2. Thanks for the suggestions. I totally agree about original content. I really don't want to read a blog that just reposts other stuff, unless it adds its own spin on the topic.

  3. Hey, B.C, the new setup looks great!

    Good luck seeking traffic ... but just don't try too hard. I've seen people virtually jump up and down trying to get attention, and it's never pretty.

    Like Posky said, just put up original content that you're passionate about and slowly but surely you'll develop a following.

  4. Thanks, Jeff. I always enjoy your insights.

  5. My insights????

    I didn't know I had any of those.


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