The Year of 5K!

Over the summer I set the goal to hit 4K views for each month and amazingly, I hit it and then some! July and August I surprisingly reached 5K both times! This was my first time ever getting such a high reach. So far I’ve been able to keep this streak going for the rest of the year as well so I hope December can pull through too.

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I also reached 5k followers on here as well back in September! I was hoping to reach it for my 3 year anniversary but was a few weeks late. Around this time I also reached 5k on Twitter! So it’s been a year of 5,000s for me and I’m thrilled with all the new accomplishments my blog is reaching.

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With all of this going on, I decided to finally take a closer look at these numbers. I realized Twitter was not a traffic driver at all for the site so I’ve stopped all efforts of gaining new engagement there. The only social I focus on now is Pinterest and I’ll post some updates there in a month or two.

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Interestingly, I check the site’s traffic through google analytics and it’s still under 5K so my goal right now is to focus on reaching it there since any monetary venues focus on how google values the site. My 2019 goal check up will be in 2 weeks so make sure to check back in for that as well.

 

31 comments

    1. Sorry, just browsed a few of your posts with comments and realized you don’t really engage with reader comments. I’m getting > 10k monthly views so probably worth taking a closer look.

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      1. Yeah that’s definitely where i slack off. How long did it take you to get to 10k? And i get minimal income from ads at my current views

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      2. I started this self-hosted blog in June 2018 after my original WordPress blog was shut down for showing mature content when blog wasn’t marked as mature. Too bad they don’t at least give you a warning. It seems like “followers” and engagement are a little slower now but my daily views are so much higher (like 10x) now. Google searches are the big driver.

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