Where is it going wrong?
Focusing on the good times is great fun but sometimes we need to focus on what is going wrong when that happens and for me, this is the time for that. June was my best month for blog views and it was the first time on Paulmcgv3 that I managed to hit 1000 views in a month on this blog site which I began on in June 2019. I was feeling so good about my blog work and felt like I could continue this great performance into July.
However, this just has not materialised whatsoever and things have dropped off quite substantially. I have an idea of why as far as life goes but in terms of my actual blog content I am not so sure so in this blog post, I will discuss what is happening with my blog, why I think it is happening and what I am going to try and do to fix the issues going towards the end of the month and into August.
I would love to know what you guys think of my blog content and I would love as much feedback as possible to improve it so that more progress can be made. Thank you for supporting me constantly in my blogging journey.
Let’s get right into the blog.
What is happening with my blog?
The drop off in blog views for me is quite bizarre. For the first time in a long time, I have a set schedule and I am as happy with my content as I’ve ever been but if the stats keep going as they are I will be down roughly 45% or worse on last month. The thing that sucks most for me is that I’ve written about very deep topics for my last few posts apart from the one about me and they’ve not done as well.
I have the drive to get ahead on content and Pinterest work too but the energy isn’t there as of yet. I feel like I will get ahead though in the coming days if I have a good start to the week. I don’t like writing content on a Saturday for the Sunday but it happens and it’s something that I have had to deal with for the last 3 weeks. I frustrate myself so much because I know how hard-working I am so if that energy is there then I can do so much more.
I am hoping that things do improve and you guys can count on me to deliver the same amount of hard work as always going forward. I voice my frustrations because I care about my blog and your support so much so I’d start to worry if I didn’t feel the frustration currently.
Why is it going wrong?
The first thing causing July to go wrong is the easing of lockdown across the UK. England opened up a lot pretty quickly plus there have been spells of good weather, therefore, I’ve lost viewership because people are going outside again and honestly I don’t blame them for that. This lockdown has been incredibly tough to handle and it feels like it has dragged in for a lot of us. Fresh air is so valuable and you should take every chance that you get.
The second thing is that a lot of people who were on furlough are now back at work therefore not there with loads of free time to read the content. I’ve found that I was gaining a lot of views earlier in the day in the common working hours because people were off work but still waking up at similar times. However, this is now no longer the case as circumstances are beginning to become normal again.
The third thing is with me internally. I’m confident in what I write but because I don’t get a lot of feedback most of the time, it’s generally harder to grow due to not knowing what people want to read. I feel like so many of my ideas come around last minute after a lot of stress because I barely know what works for me. I think part of the problem is having no niche because I am so willing to write about anything but there are so many topics out there so I have absolutely no idea.
The fourth thing is my social media promotion. I am still trying to piece together Pinterest and improve my pin descriptions but because I am so bad at wording things it is taking a lot longer to work out keywords and put things into basic sentences. It doesn’t help that it seems to come so simply to others so I try way too hard to make it work.
I also feel that I need to promote my Twitter content in a very different way from what I do currently. Twitter seems to hate links so I barely get any engagement through my promotion tweets due to the algorithm. I would love to know if you guys have any ideas on what I could try as I feel stuck at the minute with that.
How will I fix it?
I have a lot to fix to improve my blog but I feel like I can do it. I feel like my writing ability is good enough so it’s just putting those pieces together to bring success.
The first thing will be changing up Twitter strategies to find more blog growth. I will continue to follow new bloggers where possible but I plan to allow for more engagement with my current followers too. Even asking what people have planned will be a step forward and I feel like doing more will help me with my Asperger’s Syndrome too. The conversation is always something I want more of and I know I need to do more to bring it to me. I am hopeless at engaging first and it’s time to change that.
The second thing is to get ahead with content and work on improving ideas. I feel like all I need is to get a blog post or two ahead and I can start planning out so many ideas for the future meaning I will be less stressed and able to work on improving engagement with everyone. I have so much in terms of creativity and I know the ideas are there so let’s go and do this.
The third thing is to thrive on the disappointment that I have. I find that social media and my blog are places to vent and I need to channel that frustration and use it to stay motivated and get even more motivated than I already am where possible. I have so much passion for blogging and my community on here in general and I want you guys to have so much fun when reading the content.
It will be a step by step journey but I’m confident that I can do it and bring more success than ever to my blog content. The support of you guys helps so much and you are the driving force behind my journey. I want to smash goals and create amazing content so let’s do it.
My final thoughts
I hope you guys have enjoyed this discussion of my blog this month and what I plan to do going forward. I had to vent my frustrations just to clear things up and work on what I need to do. Thank you for your wonderful support guys. If you have any feedback for me I would love for you to comment with it all. Have a great day guys and see you next time.
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8 thoughts on “Where is it going wrong?”
Congratulations on hitting 1000 views in June! 🙂
I have been blogging since 2016, but I am not consistent so my pageviews tanked! Now I am trying to go back to blogging & hopefully my drive will stay like this. It definitely takes time, but as long as you are having fun, keep doing what you are doing.
Good luck on your blogging journey. 🙂
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Thank you so much for your kind words 😊 Good luck with your blog too
Blogging is so hard, and frustrating. I’ve been doing it now for 4 years, use social media etc and it’s a slow process. I think ultimately, its about good promotion and having a good blogger support network, to share your stuff and support each other. I’ll help with that. I enjoy your writing, it flows beautifully and is a pleasure to read
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Thank you so much for your kind words 😊
I feel you! I have been struggling to get more views last month I finally saw an increase on my views and now this month went back down as before I get so frustrated. I’m net on twitter so no idea how to promote there. I hope things get better for you. Now you are not alone in this we are all in the same journey
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Thank you so much for your comment 😊 I’m sure it’ll get better
I think that your Twitter strategy going forward will help a lot with your website traffic. I also checked out your Twitter page and I think you can get away with dropping your blog post links a lot more with little teaser summaries about what is in the post. Try not to worry about it too much, I have heard from several other bloggers that July has been a not so great month in terms of page views. You aren’t alone!
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Thank you so much for your comment 😊 Yeah I’ve seen a few say it lol