April is here and with it comes again the Ultimate Blog Challenge.
The Challenge is to write every day in the month. Not only to write to be sure you share your writing, and that you visit and interact with other bloggers as well.
The goal is to gain more views, more subscribers to your blog. It should also have the effect of making more sales if that is what your blog is meant for.
These days all blogs are meant for making sales, it seems.
That is why I have dropped out of all the previous blog challenges.
My blog is vastly different from most fo the ones I see when I'm clicking links. I'm not pushing a product. I'm not trying to sell an ebook, and my blog is barely monetized at all.
I'm from a past generation of bloggers. Ones that actually blogged as if they were keeping a journal online. A personal blogger. They call it "Lifestyle" blogging these days, but thats funny to apply to my little slice of the web. To grand of a word.
I would like to get more readers though, and more comments. I think I miss comments more than anything in my "once upon a time" early blogging years.
For the month of March I got roughly 18 views a day. Which really isn't THAT bad considering I last made a post back in FEBRUARY!
I do need to get in the habit of blogging more often, and I know that interaction is the best way to get more readers to my blog.
So I guess I'll just plug along best I can. Even though I might have some trouble fiding a nice comment to leave on a blog post that is little more than plugging and ebook that I'll never read, I'll have to try my best.
Hopefully by the end of April I'll have much bigger numbers to brag about.
April is also National Journal Writing Month. I'm cracking open a new journal and will be getting back in the habit of journaling daily like I used to do back in 2000. I think the therapy of spewing things out onto paper will do me some good, as well as giving me fodder for my blog.