I set up this blog as a way to force myself to write. With a few minor exceptions, I’ve managed to put out a post every Monday morning for the last few years. While the tone and theme of the blog shifts around a bit, it’s been a pretty consistent thing.
One thing that is surprising to me is the top blog post on the site. There is one post that consistently gets more traffic than any of the others (almost daily, in fact). If I didn’t have access to the metrics, I would have never guessed which one it is.
My best blog post, to date is ……. (*drum roll*)….
Yeah, no kidding.
It’s far and away the most popular post. It’s more popular than my landing page, which means that people often find my blog through a Google search before clicking through to the rest of the site. Below is my top 15 pages according to views.
I suppose there are a few good takeaways I could make use of if I were looking to optimize this blog for hits or monetization. First, writing reviews of popular apps gets a lot of clicks. As does talking about health and fitness (or, more specifically, failing at health and fitness). And finally, people like reading about life/career developments – and posting your content to Facebook for your friends and family to read will get you a good number of hits each time.
I suppose now I have a goal to write something that will drive more traffic than Zombie, Run! Good luck to me.