New bloggers often find traffic hard to generate. Even seasoned ones might see fluctuations as their following grows. First published on Mostly Blogging, Janice and I explored why early progress might seem empty.
By Gary Jefferies and Janice Wald.
Do you find your blog traffic takes a nose dive at certain times of the year? I mean a sharp turn south, off-the-cliff nosedive?
So sudden and so sharp you figure there must be something wrong with the dashboard? A glitch, of course. The thought consoles you. If your blog dashboard, Google Analytics, and every other metric you’re checking all agree, you realize these blogging horrors are not explained by a glitch or a coincidence. The culprit must be… Seasonal blogging changes. Blogger and author Gary Jefferies and I have been investigating for months
Polls for the data fed mainly into new bloggers. Established ones with large followings might be more immune to variation. We’ve all started somewhere and perseverence is always going to be the solution to increasing traffic. That and engaging other bloggers and forming a true community.
Thoughts on the original post or here are more than welcome.