In case you didn’t notice or didn’t see me tweeting about the fact I was blogging every day in July – I blogged every day in July! Did you hear? I’ve blogged every day in a month once before and that was last October for Blogtober. And afterwards, I vowed I’d never do it again. So naturally, I did it again. This time though, it definitely wasn’t as bad and I definitely think I gained much more from it this time around where I did it of my own accord. Here are some things I’ve learnt and/or noticed from blogging every day in July.
The posts you think will do the best, won’t and vice versa: Always the way isn’t it? I found the posts I was really looking forward to publishing and thinking would get a great reception, often didn’t do half as well as the ones I didn’t think much of!
Sometimes, simple is best: I’ve definitely noticed that you don’t always need to be extravagant and out there with your posts. Blogging every day, obviously some posts we’re gonna be pretty basic just to fill up space, but I was pleasantly surprised that these did well too!
It made me more creative: Surprisingly, the more I created, the more creative I became. I was seriously expecting myself to run out of ideas and completely dry up creativity wise because I was posting so much but thankfully, it went the opposite way!
Being more active in the blogging world made me happier: Blogging every day this month, always sharing posts, talking to bloggers about my posts, replying to comments etc has made me much happier. I thrive off of it! So I need to keep that in mind and do more of what makes me happy.
My overall page views for the month were my highest ever: But that’s what I was aiming for. I did aim for this during Blogtober but it didn’t actually happen. I think the heart in the posts and your content really comes into play here.
From posting regularly, I gained more likes and comments on posts: I definitely noticed this more as the month went on! I also noticed the same people coming back to comment on more posts.
In general, my page views have increased on average by about 100 and my individual post likes have gone up from around 25 per post to 45+ per post: and I’m super happy about that! Obviously. I’d never taken really a whole lot of notice about blog post likes before but this month I have seen a huge increase in the average a post will get.