Up and Down blogging times 2 October

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thumbs downThis is my first full week back after my celebratory holiday and it’s hard to say what’s ‘up’ this week because I feel I’ve been working flat out just to catch up and not got very far.

But let’s talk about the ‘up’ times:

This week I joined the newly formed Problogger.com forum. It’s a great forum where you share your experience and ask for advice from other bloggers, as well.

I have already started collaborating with quite a few people outside of the forum and we’re going to see how we can help each other with traffic, visitors and sales. So watch this space!

One word of warning if you do decide to join – it can eat into your time. There is so much information and advice, you can literally spend hours within the forum. So, yes, join but be disciplined with the amount of time you spend there.

I finally got the “Retweet button” plugin working. In a previous ‘up’ / ‘down’ post, I was saying I couldn’t get it to work but after a refreshing holiday and a new approach I got it to work. Too early to say what difference it will make to my traffic numbers. So will you retweet this post?

“Down” Times:

My traffic stats for September compared with August were 15% down. I should have anticipated that as I was having almost 3 weeks off on holiday. But it was still a bit of a surprise. Just shows you how much social bookmarking and Tweeting has an effect.

But back on it now and with my new collaborations from ProBlogger.com, I’m hoping the traffic will begin to rise again.


I still feel in catch up mode.

I’ve several outstanding product reviews to complete which individuals have asked me to carry out. I shall complete next week and let you have my thoughts but I do feel bad that people have asked and it’s taken me weeks to get around to completing the reviews.

I’m a few weeks behind with Jimmy’s Affiliate marketing course. Again I must catch up and get back on track but I think that’s going to take me at least a couple of weeks, as the course is pretty thorough.

So that’s it for me, this week.

Had any ‘up’ times this week?

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4 Responses to Up and Down blogging times 2 October

  1. Gerlaine October 2, 2009 at 1:09 pm #

    I have been having pretty good times with my traffic. Lately, I have had some nice spikes. The funny part is that they go up and down every other day. It must be the different types of tweets. I am testing my copy though to see how its working for each tweet. That is how I market mostly. I have to make a few changes.

    I am excited about connections I’m making on Problogger as well!
    .-= Gerlaine´s last blog ..The Reason Gerlaine Blogs | Writing Experiment #1 =-.

    • Andrew Rondeau October 2, 2009 at 9:31 pm #


      Thanks for dropping by!

      Please come back and tell us the results of your changes – what works best.


  2. Walter October 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    I’ve heard a lot about this Problogger forum. I think I want to check this out. And I will heed your advice regarding time. 🙂

    • Andrew Rondeau October 2, 2009 at 9:34 pm #


      It’s worth every penny! Darren certainly has a huge following.


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