WARNING: this is a “Wah, poor me!” pity-party post.
Some of you may be wondering where I’ve been for the past 2 months.
Yes, I’ve posted very little here on the blog, but I also have not sent out any thought-of-the-day emails either.
One thing I can say that I HAVE been doing, is I’m still sending out about 5 quotes per day on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re following me on one of those platforms, great. I hope you’re seeing me show up on them.
(if you don’t see me on Facebook, just go find my page and then “Like” a few my quotes; I *think* that will make my quotes show up more often in your feed)
One cool thing I can say is that I surpassed 100,000 followers on Twitter FINALLY…although…big whoop. A fat lot of good it’s done for me!
I’m bumbed out.
All the work I’ve done over the years…seems all for naught. Sure, I’ve helped some people and I sometimes get some positive feedback. But if less and less people even see my site, especially when I compare it to my previous levels of success, I get depressed.
I USED TO get 5000 to 7000 visitors per day. That translated into 14,000 to 20,000 pageviews per day. That was awesome. I was getting close to seeing ways to turn this into a full-time job.
But now I’m down to like 1500 visitors which translates to about 4000 pageviews per day.
It rips my heart out to write that line!! What part of the equation am I missing? Why does Google hate me so much? Should I “produce better content”? How do I do that? Should I write a great blog post every single day? Should I branch out and write for other blogs and promote myself more? Should I send out review copies of my book of quotes to blogs and other sites?
Getting beat up doesn’t feel good. Instead of working hard to revive this site after 2 months, most nights I just avoid the computer.
Of course, I read great quotes every day that remind me I should get back to work. Like this one I posted today:
“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.” -Elbert Hubbard
That means I better go practice what I preach. Ok, here goes….