It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these wrap up posts. But if I’m being totally honest, it’s been a while since I’ve even looked at my blog stats….ever since I moved from hosted to self-hosted.
The fact is both good and bad. Good because I’m not as obsessive with my view count as I had been. Bad because well, I should be looking at them to see what’s working or not, what days am I getting more traffic and what days am I not.
I’ve been more focused on my Pinterest and my Instagram account for A Novel Idea.
In January, I took a pinterest course to help push some traffic to my blog. I was a complete newbie on pinterest, barely using it unless if was for DYI or Planner Template ideas. I’ve seen many bloggers rave about how pinterest can help your blog out so I decided to give it a shot.
The course I took was quick and simple, highlighting certain areas on pinterest that I should be paying attention to and how the algorithm works. It’s been 30 days since I’ve completed the course and have applied what I learned. I won’t lie and tell you I did what it told me everyday but I did it frequently enough that I started to see results on traffic.
February Wrap up – Stats:
Views: 286 | Visitors: 143 | Top Referrer: Pinterest
This is a HUGE jump from the views and visitors I was getting back when I was hosted. The average I used to get a month was 20-25 views and visitors. My top referrer used to be the WordPress Reader and now Pinterest is my top referrer. It’s nice to see the fruits of my labor starting to show!
Another big win for me is that my blog is being found much easier in search engines. Last year, I did not have any search engine traffic! Learning some SEO skills and applying them last month has really benefited.
February Wrap up – Books Read:
🌠 = Re-read
- The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab
- A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas 🌠
- A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas 🌠
February Wrap up – Blog Posts :
February Wrap up – Favorite Blog posts:
March ”Planned” TBR:
- A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas
- A Court of Starlight and Frost by Sarah J Maas
- House of Blood and Earth by Sarah J Maas
- Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin