It’s been a very fast month since the blog went live. I’ve written more than I ever have before and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I’ve learned quite a bit about blogging over the last month and wanted to share some of that with you.
Finding a Writing Schedule I Can Live With
I’ve settled into a pattern over the last couple of weeks that I wasn’t really expecting before the blog went live. I’ve found that I do better writing 3-4 articles on a single day, but only writing 1 day per week. I fully expected to be writing an article every other day. My writing productivity seems to be better on the weekends when I spend less time with other work, so I’ve taken advantage of that and used that time to knock out multiple articles per day.
I’ve had many times where I wanted to sit down and write, particularly after having an idea for a post, but have had other priorities. So I typically either send myself an email about the topic or just create a draft post and save it for later.
Topics So Far
I’ve intentionally written about a wide variety of topics thus far, allowing me to both narrow down what I like to write about and what the readers enjoy learning about. I’ve been paying attention to analytics data and seeing which articles are the most popular, which ones cause increases in subscribers, etc. Taking that into account with which topics interest me I will be able to focus a little more going forward. At the same time, I’m not going to have a blog where every articles talk about the same thing. Variety will always be present.
Winners So Far
Here are the two most popular articles I’ve had at this point:
I’ve gotten more pageviews and subscribers than I expected to have in the first month, so I’m grateful for that. I’ve also been very pleased with the number of comments readers have left. Please keep them coming. Hearing your thoughts about my writing is a driving force for me.
Thank you all very much for a great first month!