Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, hello, everybody! Welcome to the City of Pittsburgh’s only online magazine of blogging, fiction, film and television, karaoke and topless women. Guy Hogan is my name and blogging is my game.
I like to blog about blogging because I’m a blogger and when I do blog about blogging, it helps me to better understand blogging. And I hope when you read my blog posts about blogging, they help you to come up with useful insights about your own blogging, too.
As far as I can tell, most bloggers (not all bloggers, but most bloggers) want as many visitors to their blogs as they can get. I want as many visitors as I can get, because the more visitors who visit this blog, the better chances I have of selling my book and of selling subscriptions to Mr. Skin/Naked News. Selling books and subscriptions are how I defray the cost of publishing the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette; operating in the black is my goal.
In the past thirty days, this blog has gotten 6,964 hits from 6,262 visitors who read 20, 282 pages. I need more hits and more visitors and more page views if The Gazette is to break even, let alone make a profit.
We bloggers get traffic from all sorts of places: search engines, social media, email subscriptions, subscriptions from reading platforms, bookmarks, RSS feeds and so forth…But after around 15 years of blogging and several now defunct blogs, you know what I’ve found out about driving traffic to your blog? Content is still king. And it’s not just any old content, but it’s the consistent production of content on a regular basis that is king. And this content must entertain or inform (provide useful, practical information) or inspire in some kind of way…
Whether or not I live up to my own philosophy of blogging is not for me to decide. It is something for you, gentle reader, to decide. But rest assured, it is always my goal.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Today in The ‘Burgh there will be more clouds than sunshine with a possibility of rain or snow and a high around 40.