I mentioned views and likes and comments . . . what I didn’t mention is that I tag all of the Project 313 posts the same: doodles, humor, photographs. Nothing else.
This goes against what most people advise as far as increasing traffic to your blog. You want to let potential readers know if they might find something of interest in your blog. Plus, you know, if someone is looking for humor, they might be surprised at finding 300-400 words dealing with serious and often depressing subjects. Where’s the humor, they ask. Well, there’s always a cartoon, but it’s like dieting so you can have an extra piece of chocolate after dinner. You won’t enjoy the dinner and the chocolate is not enough.
I suppose I could change the tags, but that too can be misleading. Unless dealing with a specific subject, it’s difficult condensing the content of a post into one or two tags.
I just looked and I have 1,330 blog posts and over 2,300 tags. I don’t think I actually have 2,300 different topics I’ve covered, so that’s more a matter of me being sloppy with the use of tags. That’s another thing they tell you when advising blogger what to do for increasing readership.
That, and to be more focused and targeted when posting something. Of course, me being me, I tend to do the opposite. Hence why I go all over the place.
Speaking of which, what’s with all these bloggers giving advice on how to get more readers? Only two things seem to attract readers . . . photos of cats and hinting that you have the secret to attracting readers.
Try it. If you write a blog, title a post “The secret to having a successful blog” and then include a photo of a cat in the body of your post. You don’t even need any words (transient visitors seldom read words).
I’m willing to bet that whatever your normal readership, that particular blog post will get at least three times the traffic you normally see and likely more.
OK, I think that’s enough words for this first part.
And now, the photo:
I’m trying to make these classic cars macros as unique and interesting as possible. Wait, that’s not true because I don’t know what’s possible. Let me rephrase that . . . I’m trying to make these classic cars macros unique and interesting.
How am I doing?
I mean, it sounds like that should be easy to do, right?
Most people tend to think something is easy until they actually try doing it. That’s where the saying came from. You know . . . those who can, do; those who can’t, teach.
I know, I know . . . I should teach more and do less.
Anyway, this is now at the end and all that’s left is naming the doodle . . . it sounds easy but all I came up with was . . . Dust Bunny on Steroids.
And . . . that’s it
Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.
You can read about Project 313 HERE.
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