Taking Steps, Making Progress, But Getting Discouraged
Last Update: Dec 3, 2021
Just a brief update here. I've been working at building my primary (my "first love") website for the past 2 1/2 (coming 3) months. In addition, I also recently started a secondary, "pet project" type of website that I will develop at a more relaxed pace going forward. But with the holiday season upon us, my content creation has been slowing down a bit across all fronts for the past few weeks.
I do have ideas of how to keep going, moving forward though.
But with that said, I was expecting to see some more organic engagement with my content (through website and socials) around now at the 3 month mark. Maybe I was still impatiently expecting too much? Or am I doing something wrong? Or not enough?
I have been getting impressions (and some clicks) through SERPs, as well as some clicks on affiliate links in my blog, but no conversions or sales yet.
Am I unreasonably discouraged?
*** Consistency and continuity of posting are keys to gaining interest by your intended audience or readers who are interested in your discussion topic ...
For example, it's better to post twice a week on the same day and at the same time e.g. Tuesdays & Thursdays at 9 a.m. vs a sporadic sometime schedule -- helter-skelter ...
That way -- your reader will be looking forward expectantly for your post ...
Does that make sense to you?
All the very best ... keep going at it ... cheerio ... :)) ***
Keisha, thanks for your pointers. I have been fairly consistent so far (up until recent days), but as you suggest, going forward I will consider specifically designating 2 days per week to post, with the other days dedicated to preparing for the "post days".
Do you ever have to make up for "off weeks", where you miss a post deadline or don't post at all?
... it's best to stay as consistent as possible ...
if you find 2x a week too much ... then at least make it weekly on the same day at the same time ...
and super bloggers always have ready posts at hand to publish at designated times ...
in other words, you might want to consider writing and preparing draft posts ahead of time ... always have a few extra for what you've said 'off weeks'
for example, most people know if they're going to be away on vacation for some days or weeks .... so plan around it ...
successful people just keep going and do the work ... any successful initiative or endeavor or project or business whether online or offline -- it all takes personal effort, vision and work!!
ok -- go well .. and get your posts ready ... happy publishing!
Thanks a lot for this advice. I will take action going forward to help maintain an even consistency.
Unless you're writing a lot of content on that website regularly (2-3 posts a week), then you are prematurely discouraged. Content is King, and the more you write, the better your chances are to gain traffic! Understand that your website is a business. Most businesses require a lot of effort, and many a lot of money for them to become viable. Any business requires hard work to get it off the ground and successful, and then that work needs to be kept going to maintain its growth!
Keep writing, the positive results will come, Israel!
Jeff, thank you for the words of encouragement. It's much appreciated! I had a feeling that I was prematurely discouraged, it's just hard to not have doubts crop up sometimes. I'm working on proceeding step by step regardless of how I feel right now, even if my pace is slower than ideal.
You're very welcome, but you are new--it will take some time, my friend! You will succeed, if you keep writing relevant content, my friend!
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I am in agreement with Jeff and Keisha
Consistency is the key to success
You will get there
Please don't be discourage
It does take a bit of time
Also make sure that all your articles are connected with your customers
So that they can revisit your website again and again
Thank you for your encouragement, Simone. I admire how you have so many interests and passions and aim to bring your best to each one. I will continue to consistently work at understanding my audience... a step at a time!
I love that last line in your response - one step at a time
It will serve you well
Keep going :)
Thank you as well for reading my profile
It means a lot :)