Day 8: Getting busy
A busy morning, job interviews, things to fill out, tests to take… OH and a new blog post! Just published and shared my Trials of a newbie blogger – Week 1 and here I am starting on week two.
So, good news, other than being busy. The blog has picked up nearly a thousand page views today, and with this last post it might just nudge over that! I know it isn’t much, but in one week I’ll take it. For sure the viral posts (Romney leaks) seem to be doing well, but I doubt they will persist after the first 24 hours.
Just checked the blog, and the stupid sidebar is blocking the scroll bar again! I just changed it, hopefully for the last time… I also don’t see any of the advertisements I have put up! I am not making money anyway, so maybe I shouldn’t worry about it :).
GAHHHH!!! I just wrote a really nice piece on the people who don’t pay income taxes in this country. I click publish, and NOTHING. It says its published, but the page doesn’t work. www.Ideafart.com doesn’t show it… GRRR
Got it fixed by deleting and republishing. The PROBLEM is that I had already posted the old link and therefore probably lost some viewership on what I think was one of the better articles of the blog so far.
Day 9: Blog formatting, still writing
The blog template has been adjusted, I got rid of some annoying things, the header doesn’t follow you anymore, the cut off blog description is gone, the links for liking have been moved to the left, the list could go on for days (I’ve fixed over 12 things).
Day 10: Working a new design – and the reality about viewers
I spoke with Jee who will be looking at helping me design a new blog using WordPress. I feel like my short time with blogger is over, and I have outgrown it already.
On a lesser note, my page count looks like Mt. Everest, where I spiked with 1k views, down to 325, and today was only 206. A lot of it I think has to do with the fact we are not posting so much, I am scheduling only one per day (giving the other writers opportunity to put their own on there.)
But I have also failed to attract people to subscribe to my blog and get more repeat customers. Most are new, with only about 10% repeats. Maybe it is too difficult at the current time to make that happen.
I also note that there are some inconsistencies using this dynamic formatting, and this could be a problem that needs to be resolved.
Just finished our about us page, Eddy was trying to get all funny on it. A little disagreement, but it is settled. He wrote another piece being put online tomorrow. I now have 4 articles in queue!
Day 11: 3 post day
4:05pm: Well I was going to try to post only 1 or 2 things per day, but today Romney released his tax records and I had to get on it. So we had a third addition today, as well as an article by Eddy and one by yours truly.
Because of the amount of posts, our viewership has gone back up. I hope to get some people following here. I am also thinking about making a video segment the day following the post to see if that gets any interest, plus it re-publicizes many articles that may have been past over.
Day 12: WORST DAY EVER
1:45am: So I couldn’t sleep, and I decided to try to fix the naked domain redirect issue… Well in doing so I was told to move my google account to a new one and make it the primary domain. Did that, and SMACK, MY ENTIRE ACCOUNT WAS DELETED.