While I’ve blogged on an off in various formats over the years, it wasn’t until a year ago when I branded and launched Constantly Seeking Wonder that I felt like I was actually a blogger. That’s right folks, this little space on the internet had it’s first birthday this week! I can’t believe time has flown by that quickly, but I am proud of all that I have accomplished with Constantly Seeking Wonder in those 365 days. There’s a big THANK YOU to each and every lovely person who has stumbled upon my blog and interacted with it somehow – whether by reading or sharing a post, commenting, or following me on social media. I am grateful for all of you and how you’ve helped me feel like Constantly Seeking Wonder has already developed a community I can’t wait to see flourish even more in the next year.
Last weekend I attended the Minnesota Blogger’s Conference. The focus of the sessions I choose seemed to be around SEO, analytics, and all those other fun complex topics. However, one of the presenters sparked my curiosity when she spoke on using your Top 10 Most Popular Posts in your favor. I had no idea what those would be for me! I had inklings of a few that I would most likely find on there, but had never delved into that when it came to my analytics. I was curious and when I came home that evening, I’m guessing you can figure out what the first thing I did was.
I figured what better time to share my findings, than my first blogiversary!
Fun fact, my One Direction tag was one of my highest rated page views. Good to know people understand what to expect and look for when they come to my blog.
I can take a few lessons away from this little check-in.
- Pinterest and Stumble Upon are important. Even though I’m not a mom, recipe, or craft blogger these drive traffic to my top posts. The flying tips and tricks is rated number one because it has been re-pinned on Pinterest almost 300 times! It’s good to make sure your posts get on these sites when doing the rounds, even if they don’t often cater to your niche. You never know what will go viral.
- Always check back and refresh your old content! Whether this be adding to it, linking back to it, or simply making sure it still looks good. A few of these posts were from when I first started and didn’t fall into the brand style guidelines I’ve crafted over the last few months that people have come to expect and identify with me. (One of them may have even had a pretty important link broken, yikes!)
- Reuse, reuse, reuse! Many of my posts have been published and then just kind of left to SEO’s benefit for people to find them. I need to constantly use what I already have to my advantage. This is still something I’m working to figure out – so if you have suggestions let me know! There were a few posts I love and thought for sure would be located in my top ten and they weren’t. This proves back to the above statement that I need to find ways to boost the posts I want to reflect my blog. While I enjoy the travel tips, I’m not particularly a travel blog – that shouldn’t be my top most visited post then. Logic.
Do you know what your Top 10 Most Popular Posts are?
P.S. – One thing I’m still struggling to learn a year into the game is that I’m not perfect, nor will I ever be when it comes to blogging.
Until next time,