Well, we never really went way. YOU did, though. Kinda.
Blog traffic is a strange animal, but whether it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy or a reality of the biz, December – also known as Christmas month – is different. Traffic wise, it’s usually kinda dead.
I missed you!
I told you guys that there’d be a funk and you wouldn’t get a lot of writing done around Christmas. People come in from out of town, there are parties… heck, you are putting up a Christmas tree and shopping for presents. You don’t do that every day.
And it cuts into your regular routine, as in, it cuts into your writing time.
I track a lot of stuff and analyze it, so here’s some info.
First, things start getting back to normal the first Monday after New Year’s. By next Monday, people will be well into their routines. So if you aren’t back into yours yet; relax. It’ll happen.
Also, I want to say thank you. As the picture shows, this little blog was chugging along with pretty much no readers for two years, and this year something happened. We’ve exploded, in a good way.
That’s because of you.
Yes, we offer writing tips and some fun challenges on Fridays that have shown off your talents. We’ve asked friends of the blog to do guest posts – and received some insightful stuff by doing so. I get in there a few times a week and spout off about something…
But without you and your comments and your friendship, it doesn’t matter much.
Of course, the time is coming when I’ll be asking you to buy some books, but even that will be shown as a way to benefit you (and I’ll always give my readers here a secret deal first, so you’ll benefit by being a friend of the blog – more on that later) because I’ll post about how the marketing is going and whatnot so you will have a better idea about marketing your book.
And a guest post isn’t a bad way to get a little exposure, you know. Just saying. Think about it.
Anyway, traffic is back to where it should be. And the blog is doing better than ever. I appreciate you guys making it successful, so let me know whatever I can do to help you build YOUR author platform. The questions you have, ask. Put them in a comment or send them to me via the Contact Me button. I want to help. And I learn all kinds of stuff along the way!
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Dan Alatorre is the author of several bestsellers and the hilarious upcoming novel “Poggibonsi: an italian misadventure.” Click HERE to check out his other works.