Hi there everyone! I thought I'd add this post to report my progress. I'm trying to hang in there and to stay positive but some days it's difficult.
I started my blog in January and have been adding posts since then. I try to post at least once a week. My goal is to post quality content for my readers. I recently added affiliate links including Amazon and Ebay. I added a Facebook page dedicated to my website. I sometimes pay Facebook to promote my posts which helps but it gets expensive after a while I also use Bing to promote my blog. My followers on Google+ and Twitter is low.
Since January, I've had 562 users view my website/blog with 3600 page views. Also, I have earned a whopping $1,36 from Amazon affiliates! I try to network and look at other blogs related to my niche which makes me discouraged. Their websites look very professional and include great posts. How do I compete with that?
Sometimes I feel like giving up because of a bad week or when I don't feel like writing. This community is great and very supportive. I'd like to stick to this because writing calms me but sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my time.
Do any of you ever feel discouraged or get the feeling that you're stuck or are in a rut? Also, do you have any suggestions or advice regarding increasing my audience and user base?
Thanks to you all!