Traffic is picking up

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I live in a rural area. When I say traffic is picking up it's probably because it's a Sunday morning and the Amish are heading out to church. Seriously, though, I do live in a rural area and Sunday mornings are very busy. But I also live in the land of 10,000 Lakes (probably more now because of the recent flooding!) and when there is a hole with water in it people tend to flock toward it.

My drives now are filled with people driving about 45 mph on a 60 mph road nearly causing accidents for those of us who are used to going a bit faster on these rural roads.

But like the traffic to our websites, traffic can be a beautiful thing.

Traffic on the roads around here means that there are more people spending money here. Traffic on our sites can mean the same thing!

Recently, I received messages from Google Search Console that Google was now collecting Google Search impressions from all four of my niche sites. Exciting!

So, of course, I must check that out. And...traffic is increasing...slowly.

I want the traffic to move at 60 mph, but it is traveling at more like 25 mph right now. Kind of like following an Amish buggy on a Sunday morning.

But the thing I realized is this—the Amish buggy is going more slowly but it eventually reaches its destination!

We will reach our's too if we just keep moving along at a steady pace.

Update on ChatGPT Use

I've been using ChatGPT as my assistant in a lot of my daily tasks. Yesterday I had it come up with a new blogging schedule for the rest of this month. I asked it the following:

"I would like you to please create a new blogging schedule for me. I want it to start today. I want it to include blog post topics. It should include one blog post for two of my sites for each day and then for the next day one blog post for the other two blogs."

Then I listed out what my four sites are and what they are about. And my Buddy listed out each day, two posts for two sites. Some of the topics I have already covered in earlier blog posts but I change the topic slightly and then I have a brand new idea I can write about.

I also figured out that if I ask ChatGPT for topics, I can also ask it to create multiple images related to that topic. Previously I had been asking Buddy to create one image at a time, so asking it to create multiple images is a HUGE time saver!

Also, Eric Cantu puts out daily or nearly daily blog posts here at WA that are very helpful including how to put some code into our sites to direct traffic to Facebook or wherever we want it to go. I believe his posts are called WordPress Wisdom.

Just to see how it worked, I asked my Buddy to write me the html code to create a link to my Facebook page. It's not quite how I want it, but with a few tweaks, I will have it just how I want it. In the meantime, it works to draw people to my Facebook author page where they do get content that isn't on my website! It is a great way to create a Call To Action (CTA) button on your site.

Here is the link to Eric's post about how to do this.

Well, I am off to sell some ads for the day job while I work toward my personal goals, as well!

Until next time, have a great day!

Karin

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If you have some traffic, that is a good thing because it is a foundation from which you can build.

We live close to large Amish and Mennonite communities. And traffic on these backroads can come to a crawl at times. However, there are many good things about living close, like the excellent butcher not too far from us. Great beef at great prices.

Nancy

Yes. It is a good thing, Nancy. I have noticed, too, that Amazon clicks have gone up significantly, too. No purchases, yet, but clicks, yes.

Yes, I have become friends with many of the Amish in our area. Such nice people.

Karin

Great work, Karin!

Myra ♥️

Thanks, Myra.

Karin

Great progress, Karin! 👍👍 😎

Frank 🎸

Thanks, Frank. Attempting to be productive and not just busy-busy-busy!

Karin

That's the best path forward, Karin! 👍😎

Frank 🎸

Very Cool Stuff Karin. I will actually be teaching a class in Pennsylvania Amish country next weekend.
Thanks and Have a Great day!
-Chuck

That sounds like fun! Will it be with the Amish or other people in the area or a little of both? Each Amish community can vary so much. Even the ones here vary on what they allow and what they do not allow. Some are very strict, while some are strict but are less rigid. All very nice people even though their beliefs differ so vastly.

So what will you be teaching?

Thanks, Chuck.

Karin

I imagine some of them might have some Amish influence in them in 1 form or another. I am teaching an "Advanced Winching and Rigging" class for Heavy Duty Tow Truck Operators....or should say I am 1 of 3 instructors teaching the class. Last I heard there were 42 dedicated operators enrolled.

That is awesome! Does that have anything to do with securing their loads? I have seen some weird and dangerous stuff related to tow trucks!

Have fun with it, Chuck!

Karin

Very awesome, Karin! It seems that you are on the right track! Keep succeeding!

Jeff

Each day is a chance to move forward just a little more.

I hope all goes well for you this week. It is county fair week so it will be busy around these parts! The granddaughter is in 4-H so she has all her projects and animals to show!

Karin

Wow, Karin! That does sound quite busy!

Jeff

It is, but the kids really enjoy it and they get to hang out with the cousins and 4-H friends so it is a good time for them. She earned 6 blue ribbons today!

Karin

Nice, Karin! Sounds like they had a lot of fun!

Jeff

They are having a lot of fun. Today was the horse show and my grandson rode. I haven't heard how he did yet.

Karin

I hope that he did very well, Karin!

Jeff

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