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My End of 2019 Blog Review


This was my most prolific year blogging, and as at now I have published 208 blog posts this year and I'll probably do a couple more before the year ends.

At first I started writing everything day, hoping it would help me with editing my novel-in-progress, but it didn't. Then I branched out to doing blog features for everyday such as 
  • weekly film/movie post,
  •  places in London, 
  • the state of my desk
  • Editing my novel
  • 52 week money challenge
  • other features 

Eventually, I got overwhelmed and decided to cut back, in fact I changed the schedule a few time and in the end due to a busy offline life. Towards the end, I was only doing blog topics and finally  I ended up just doing the 52-week money challenge - which I saved £1,004 in cash from, the rest in IOUs.

What I learnt from Blogging


To get blog hits or build an audience, a blog needs to be about what people are interested in and you get that by being specific. It's simply that. However here I blog what interests me and what I like and it can be quite varied.

I actually had a conversation about this with Sis, and she was of the opinion that blogs needed to be aspirational and perhaps mine where slightly too real life, and was nothing to excite people. Say for example my 52 week saving challenge - like anyone could that do, so it wasn't like making One Million Pounds in a year! 

Generally because I relied on organic hits from google - unless I posted on twitter - and my hits are mostly single digits, however the top blog posts were boosted up from about ten - twenty hits. 

So my top blog posts were anything around:
  •  goals - setting, reviews etc, 
  • bucket list (which I guess is another sort of goal)
  • my London Hood where I featured areas in London, I guess that was more interesting to others
  • some of the film/movie or TV series reviews especially the popular ones like Breaking Bad
On this blog, Ive rarely hit 40 reads but then again, its just me doing my own thing. I have had other blogs in the past where my average hit rate was about 1,000 per page - this was also organic - however the blog was specific to reality shows. 

What Next...


With exception of this year, this blog has just been about random stuff - holidays, works, dentist etc. Yes, just stuff. It's like a notepad or note book that gets written in when I feel the need or urge. It's not meant to be anything other than me. It's supposed to be fun not pressure nor deadlines. So yes, I'm going back to old ways, just writing what I feel, especially since there wasn't much different in hits.

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