Article by Wendy McCance
A few days back, I wrote an article about blogging experts. I mentioned that not all advice is going to fit your own blog. Well, I had an experience I would like to share with you.
In the article I wrote the other day, I mentioned getting an email for a post on why you shouldn’t post articles during the holiday. The idea was that people don’t read blogs this time of year and that you are better off using your energy to do maintenance of the blog or plan the articles you will write next year.
When I read the advice I was stunned. I have taken so much of this blogger’s ideas to heart. The blogger is very successful and seems to really know their stuff. Even so, I decided that I would continue to blog through the holidays. It just didn’t feel right for me to take time off from writing posts.
Boy was I surprised when on December 21, I had my 3rd busiest traffic day since I started this blog. I hadn’t done anything radical, I just posted an article. It wasn’t even the most popular article. The advice I had received about little traffic during the holidays was absolutely not what I experienced.
I have also noticed that my comments have picked up tremendously this entire week. I am getting the same amount of traffic as usual (except for the 21st) but I have connected with so many more people this month. My December experience has been just wonderful.
So just to restate what I had stated in the other article, blogging experts aren’t always right. There is not one size fits all solutions. Take any advice and really decide if you think the advice given will work well for your own blog. Whatever you do, don’t mindlessly just accept an “experts” advice as golden. It might not be the best advice for you personally.
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