I should just call this “how to increase traffic to your blog with little effort” because that is what it has seriously become. I was really hustling with the whole nine yards of blogging back in the fall, especially in October. I definitely saw traffic boom and it felt good. But I found out I really didn’t enjoy a lot of the aspects of blog hustling: the never-ending blackhole of social media, Pinterest, spamming new and old posts on Twitter to vie for attention, spamming other people’s content in the hopes of your content being promoted on Twitter, using Hootsuite, etc, etc, etc. That stuff was no fun at all. It felt like a chore. It made blogging really laborious. I have better things to do with my time. And that’s why the pace has changed around here since the fall.
Like I said, I was hustling really hard in August, September, and October to increase exposure and traffic to the blog. And it worked. Until a couple of days ago, my single best day of traffic occurred in October 2014 – you can see those stats here.
But I just witnessed the best one day stats for this blog that blew the previous record out of the water: my recent post on how to think about an asset for some reason got featured on Rockstar Finance, and from there my guess is it got picked up by LifeHacker and traffic exploded. Here is a look at the stats:
This single day boom in traffic made this week in February the greatest week of traffic in the history of this blog. This single day essentially outpaced an entire week of solid traffic back in October 2014 that took so much work to generate:
The irony of this whole situation is that this amazing boom in traffic occurred once I stopped really caring about hustling for traffic with Kapitalust.
I decided in December that I would stop doing all the things that bored me, felt like a chore, or just straight up annoyed me about blogging (i.e. all the things I listed above). Instead, I was just going to focus writing what I wanted, when I wanted, and really not give a damn about anything else.
Sometimes when you’re not trying at all, everything seems to go your way. It’s funny how the universe works sometimes.