Do You Have To Blog About Blogging To Get Massive Pageviews?

If we were having coffee today, I would tell you that I have been having an extraordinary week and a fabulous start to the new year. I had implemented a few new things over the past few weeks and it seems that my new focus and determination is paying off. After having switched platforms and blog names several times, I was afraid that I had irrevocably harmed my chances of harnessing huge pageviews again. I am thrilled to see results and it has given me a much needed boost of enthusiasm for my blog again.

Ever notice that all of the big income earners blog about blogging? Can you get massive pageviews if you don't?

Honestly, this post is not to toot my own horn but to infuse you with excitement as well. I do not want you to feel discouraged by my stats but inspired to press forward. I know how it feels to read about other bloggers’ success with oodles of pageviews or thousands of dollars and think, “That could never be me.” I am here to tell you that it can be, you just have to be patient. It takes time to build an audience and a comfort level with your writing that transcends and connects to your reader.

I know what you are thinking and saying. I have thought it many times myself.

All the big, successful bloggers blog about blogging.

And while that appears to be true on the surface, I assure you that it is not necessarily so. Most successful bloggers, even if their niche is not about blogging, have some posts on their blogs about blogging. In fact, so do I. And I bet that most of you think that is where a majority of my views come from. I want to show you that in fact, my blogging posts are not even in my top 5.

Ever notice that all of the big income earners blog about blogging? Can you get massive pageviews if you don't?

Look at those titles. I bet you are surprised by some of them. But I hope most of all, it shows you that you do not have to blog about blogging to get massive pageviews. In fact, I find it easier to get traffic to my non blogging posts. There are so many new bloggers now blogging about blogging that it is so difficult to get noticed and carve out your slice of the pie. Which means that in your niche, whatever that is, you have a better chance of standing out and driving traffic to your blog.

So how do I drive traffic to my blog…

Ever notice that all of the big income earners blog about blogging? Can you get massive pageviews if you don't?

3 Ways To Boost PageViews To Your Blog When You Don’t Blog About Blogging

1. Create a lot of content

I know that the trend now is to write fewer posts but while I think that this strategy works for niche specific blogs, like blogging about blogging, the opposite is true for lifestyle or journal type bloggers. I like to suggest to new bloggers that they will not get into a groove with pageviews until after they have published their 100th post.

There are several reasons for that:

  • not every post you write is epic but within 100, you should have a few stand outs
  • 100 posts starts to yield you important information about what type of posts you should be writing
  • you should have found some blogging buddies or mentors at this point that will support your journey and give you advice

And most importantly, the more content you have, the more your readers have to choose from. It’s simple math really.

More Posts = More Hits

I have almost 200 posts and almost every post gets a hit every day. That is 200 pageviews, without breaking a sweat.

 

2. Create a social media strategy

Without a concise and focused strategy, I can tell you right now, you are probably wasting all of your time on social media, throwing darts at a board and hoping something sticks. How is that working for ya? I bet not.

This was one of the main changes I implemented this year. I was determined not to waste so much time on social media. And not just because that could be time well spent on my blog but because after the social media and blogging duties and blogging clients, there was no more time left for me. No time for real life.

How sad is that? Isn’t blogging about sharing your real life? No wonder I had nothing to write about anymore. I wasn’t doing anything anymore.

That has all changed now that I have created a super effective checklist to keep me on track. You can download and print it for free by clicking the image.

The biggest reason that most bloggers fail at their social media strategy is that they are not focused or consistent. Honestly, stop reading all the posts about what you should do and just make a plan for yourself and stick to it for 30 days. The above checklist will not only help you stay on track, it will also save you a ton of wasted, empty time on social media.

 

 

3. Harness the power of Pinterest

I know I say that a lot but I can not stress enough how Pinterest has been the driving force behind my success.

Ever notice that all of the big income earners blog about blogging? Can you get massive pageviews if you don't?

 

Those are my refers for one week. ONE WEEK. That could make a huge difference to your stats too right?


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Blogging is so much more fun within a community. And I don’t want to lose any of you this year due to stress or giving up. Please try my tips and let me know if there is anything I can help you with. I want us all to look back on 2017 as our best blogging year yet.

 


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27 thoughts on “Do You Have To Blog About Blogging To Get Massive Pageviews?

  1. A very timely post as I do not get many page views. I’m not sure how Pinterest could work but I definitely need to give it more attention. I am encouraged by the name of your post, Elena because sometimes it can be perceived that only posts about blogging do well. Thank you and it has certainly made me think. X

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  2. Very heartening to hear Elena. I have been blogging for five years and blogs about blogging offer nothing new to me. I generally avoid them now. However, my blog is very niche and I think that the interest in it is very small, therefore I expect fewer hits. But every now and then I write a blog that just clicks for a lot of people. Overall the trend is still rising. The reason for this, I believe, is that I have produced at least one blog every week for five years.

    I shall spread this motivational post!

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  3. I wish I could be as organized as you are. I am just a hopeless hot mess. Thank god, I don’t have to make a living out of blogging, I would have fun … but starving. 🙂 Funny how a while ago I was obsessed by stats and hits and views, which was the wrong approach. Now I don’t give a dime anymore, I have not even looked at the analytics for months anymore … as wrong I guess. LOL, I really should pay more attention to all this, it just bores me to death.

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    1. You have a very healthy attitude towards blogging. If you are happy not looking and it helps you focus on what your blog is about, then continue with your strategy. I read your blog and I am sure many others do too so you are doing lots right!

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  4. I like when you post “tips” for blogging because your results speak for themselves. If I have to read one more “How I reinvented the internet and got 20 billions views” blogging post or how to become an SEO ninja I’m going to puke!

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    1. The part that they leave off on that title you wrote is, “for one post, for one day and it was a total fluke and I am not really sure how that happened really.” Now that would be honestly. I am glad you like my posts and don’t lump me in the same category as the rest.

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  5. Posts on blogging always seem to perform well on link parties for some reason – I guess they are generic and appeal to all bloggers. I love that you are saying that you can perform well with any type of post if you write it well and promote it well. I need to work on Pinterest a bit more – I’m not all that engaged there from a blogging perspective, but it certainly seems to generate views for you!

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    1. You totally must up your Pinterest game! And yes, I do think that is why they do well at link parties. Sometimes it is hard, especially when not a midlife linky, to find something to share.

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  6. Thanks for your interesting post. I need to examine all my posts and see which ones got the most hits. I also need to jack up my Pinterest account.

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    1. Yes, you should see what posts do best and do some extra promotion of those as well as maybe do a few posts expanding on the topic or maybe coming at it from a different angle. Definitely, do more Pinterest too.

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  7. Isn’t it funny how posts about blogging consistently perform better? I have that same experience! I chalk it up to blogging being a leisure activity that still fits within my niche! Whenever I post about blogging, it gets fab page views, reblogs, new followers, and performs the best at link parties. Keeping new readers interested is all about writing great content and posting consistently, like you say.

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