Don't Make the Same Mistake as Me
The biggest mistake I made in 2018 was letting my blog go. For close to four months (from April to August), I did not make a single blog post. I let life get in the way. Looking back on it now, I am 'V8ing' myself on the head for doing so. What was I thinking!?! I feel so much regret for that time.
If I had stuck with my blog and posted on a regular basis, I would not have gotten any penalties from Google. Traffic might have stagnated but it would not have dropped like you see in the picture below.
The point is this. Think how much farther along you will be if you post regularly. Right now I am making, AT A MINIMUM, one post a week. Even if I made that minimum during my four month break, I would have made at least 16 posts blog posts, probably more. When you make at least one post, you do not put your blog on the back burner. It is in your mind and you are thinking about it.
You are much more likely to make more than one post a week.
I know life gets in the way. I am a student and it can be difficult when I have essays due and midterms coming up, but I do not let those challenges stop me. Sometimes I have to dial back the tempo to make time for other priorities.
More importantly for me, things are looking up. Since I have been posting about four times a week usually, Google and social media have been rewarding me. I am at almost 800 people a month now. It is excellent. The traffic curve is heading up.
Granted my search engine traffic is no where near the level I want it to be at, but I am making substantial progress.
Keep posting on a regular basis (at least once a week :)) and you will be just fine.
Thank you so much for reading and I hope you make it a great day!