My Time Matters Blog Community
Every now and then, people that know me personally ask me about my blog and my online presence. Which is great, it’s one of my passions that I love to talk about, plus it pays. Even though it’s a “hobby” of mine, it is still a business … and that’s how I treat it. Everyone that wants to make money online needs to have a business mentality attached to their online presence.
That being said, a lot of people that know me in real life associate my online presence to my core being. Which is great to a certain extent, what they don’t necessarily realize is that the internet is its own unique world. I won’t go into those details. But in order to attract an audience online you have to come up with creative and innovative ways that bring new traffic, and on top of that … keep those visitors coming back.
The about page of this blog is self explanatory … so you’re bound to see some crazy shit on here. Coming back to what I was saying, these are the methods I use to get more people to notice the blog. And they work. The major reason why they work has to do with my progressive dedication to what I enjoy doing. Just like anything else, it takes lots of hard work, time, failure, persistence, and passion to succeed.
Checking analysis and statistics of your blog/site is something that everyone should do to get an idea of what your audience responds to. I use Google Analytics for the most part. It’s great to check out all the criteria that could improve your traffic and global reach.
I currently live in Virginia, and believe it or not, it’s not the number one state that has most visits to the site. Although an average person from VA spends roughly 5 min. and 29 sec. on the site. If you think about it, what can you read or indulge in 5:29? … That’s a fair amount of content that could be read.
Speaking of stats, here are top 5 geographic visitor statistics of the site (from highest to lower number of visits per area):
Top 5 Countries:
- United States
- United Kingdom
Top 5 US States:
- New York
In closure, I threw these stats out here because I want certain readers to realize that this is the internet, and it’s bigger than just the local reach. Therefore, if you see a picture that says “you’re a redneck if you live in VA” or “hippies only come from CA” … it’s ok … majority of the world thinks it’s funny.