Month 2 of this little adventure has been a whirlwind of activity: writing blog posts, learning about twitter and figuring out how to get more traffic to my site, European Travelista.
Since I am only capable of tackling one task at a time, I chose Twitter as my challenge for the second month. Starting out I had no idea what Twitter really was, how to use it, what hash marks are or what the heck #TTOT was! Thanks to a couple great bloggers I settled in and decided to overcome my fear of Twitter.
First off was reading a post by Steve at Ending the Grind. In his post he explained his 30 Day Twitter Experiment and challenged us readers to do the same. Knowing the power of Twitter, Steve embarked on building relationships and meeting new like-minded people by setting goals of actually communicating with you folks. So I decided to follow his lead and set Twitter goals for myself and jumped in. In the 2 weeks I have been following Steve’s experiment my Followers on Twitter have rose 630%, comments on my blog are up over 200% and I’m actually having fun!
The other blogger that REALLY helped me gain a better understanding of Twitter was Gillian and Jason at One Giant Step. Their recent blog on “What the heck is twitter” really answered some of the confusing parts I was struggling with. Through their series of blogs on Twitter I became more comfortable using Twitter. I still have a ways to go but appreciate their timely posts.
So where am I going? I need to focus on getting more traffic to my site and that will be my main focus for the next month. Currently I am in the process of tackling the Facebook side of things and trying to come up with some unique ways to keep content fresh at that site. I also will figure out how to get more visitors to my Facebook page and actually “Like” me (I feel like Sally Fields – “You like me, you really really like me!”) Any suggestions or tips for Facebook?
The next item on my list is to increase readership of the blog at European Travelista, get more comments and more subscribers to my RSS Feed. This is where I’d like to gather some of your opinions. What could/should I do to increase readership and comments on my blog site? I am opening myself up and asking that you please be honest with me. . . I promise to not hold it against you 🙂 I really mean it when I say, I look forward to hearing your suggestions to improving my blog . . . from you all.
So here’s your chance,