Blogging Consistently

When taking up blogging you should realise that it's a never-ending learning process.

I have been blogging since 2012 (one post in 2011) and in that time I've learned lots but there's still plenty to learn.

Morgan's Milieu | Blogging Consistently: A computer screen showing google analytics results for pageviews.

I track my pageviews, I have blogged more consistently, and I have tried to design my own blog. All of it took hours of reading and working out what I was trying to do.

But there's still more.

I use Google Analytics, well I say use...

What I mean is I have Google Analytics installed, I check pageviews every week/month and try to keep track of it. That is the extent of my Google Analytics knowledge. I don't know what else it can do for me and I need to learn more.

The design of my blog is okay, I spent hours trying to work out how to get those double lines everywhere. More hours were spent on my social share buttons and getting everything in the right place. And even now I'm not happy. I've learnt that it's probably best to let someone else do the designing.

Last year my pageviews were fairly pitiful, I was lucky if I got 1 visitor per day. If I received 10 in one day I'd do a giddy little dance!

The most important thing I've learned since January is blogging consistently can make a HUGE difference to your pageviews. 

Who'd have thought it? If people know you'll come back, they'll be back to read more.

In September 2014 I received 931 pageviews, and this month I'm tracking to be just over 3,000.

Here's the thing though, I'm still learning.

I don't have the ultimate answer to increasing your pageviews. What I can do is tell you what worked for me, and so far that has been blogging consistently. 

Over the next few months I'll be trying out other things too, like interaction on social media. If you see me tweeting please do engage - I'd love to hear from you!


  1. even the experts aren't expert. They just do their best. That's what I do. I reach back to my project management days, when I thought my peers to invest in incremental improvement. Means never thinking it's done.

    1. You're right Mac. I guess we're always learning and as soon as we think we know everything, we're in trouble!