Hi, all! I’m about back to the norm, give or take a little. I still get a nap in when I feel sluggish and I haven’t gone back on the treatments I was getting, yet, so, I feel pretty good. I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to comment and to make me feel better!
Until recently, I never knew how many readers I get. When Tom did the evaluation on my blog, it came up and I found my Stats. You can see yours, if you use Blogger, too, by going to your Blogger Dashboard and clicking on ‘Stats’ in the menu bar:
I don’t have a lot of readers, but, that, to me, just isn’t important. If one person read it, I would still do this. I would do it just for me. It’s just that since I do have readers, I give away freebies, tips and links. One thing I did note was that I could see what posts were more popular. (It’s that little box that is showing in the middle of the graph. You hover over the graph and the dates come up in that little box.) From that, I can see what the post was about and use that to know what readers like.
From Tom, too, was the suggestion to go to other blogs that has similar content as me and see what keywords they use. Doing this, hitting on good key words is really helpful for people to find your blog when they Google something pertinent. It’s called Search Engine Optimization(SEO). For instance, I use ‘scrapbooking’ and ‘freebie’ as two of the keywords whenever I post any of our kits. That doesn’t put me at the top of Google’s search lists, but, it helps the scrapbook search sites, I believe. One of those search sites gave instructions to use those two words in your keywords so they could find it. As it turns out, CraftCrave is at the top of that list and I am picked up by them every time I post a freebie. You have to go there and ‘register’ your site, if you want them to ‘pick up’ your freebies but, it’s a nice thing to have going on. I can see from my stats that the bulk of my traffic comes from CraftCrave. So, I am happy with that. They can be at the top of the list. LOL