I’m glad I had my stroll down to Schenley Plaza and the campus of the University of Pittsburgh earlier today; because right now a thunderstorm is raging outside. I shut down my computer just in case and I’m writing this in my notepad at my workstation to be transcribed when the storm is over.
All day long while I did chores around the apartment or took up my favorite position flat on my back on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head as I read a novel by a local author that I bought from the West End Book Exchange in Little Italy earlier this month or as I made spaghetti sauce over a hot stove, I’ve been obsessing over content for this blog: not just what to blog about but how long each blog post should be and how often every day should I blog.
As far as I can tell, page views are still the best measure of a blog especial if your blog has a budget, if it must eventually operate in the black. The Gazette is now averaging between 25,000 to 30,000 page views every month. It’s not enough. It’s not enough to meet the blog’s financial bottom line. So, I need more page views.
I’m faced with a real dilemma: how do I move the page views of The Gazette beyond 25,000 to 30,000 every month? Do I blog more often? Do I publish longer posts? Do I depend more on SEO?
Once again the problem is not just about how many hours you put in at the workstation. Since this blog is a one-person operation, the number of hours I can put in blogging are very finite. I have to be smart about my investment of my finite time.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos of Jodie Gasson were sampled from Egotastic All Stars. If you are not already a regular reader of my little girlie magazine, now would be a great time to bookmark it or to follow it or to sign up for your free email subscription today.