Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints #21

Welcome!  Its time for another monthly blog stats and helpful hints post. Just picking up a few helpful hints I hope will make a difference in our blogs growth in the future and keeping them in a Pinterest blogging board for future reference.

I hope you will also join us in the Personal Goals and Priorities in 2015 linky below and let us know how you are doing with your personal and blogging goals.  More information to follow below.

Monthly Blog Stats & Helpful Hints

So lets get busy making your blog grow!

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Blog burn out.  Do you ever have that?  I know I did while figuring out my tip for this month.  Then I thought, why not talk about blogging burn out.

I’ve been blogging for many years now, but not as intense as I have the past 2 years.  And ideas for posts have been slow lately.

What do I do for ideas to write about on my blog?

1.  Try new ideas for your passions you write about.  Maybe a series of posts.  I did a series about love during February with 14 Days of Love.

2.  Take an old post and make it new and fresh again.   Update the post with new news and/or pictures.  I’ve done this with old recipes.  New pictures really make a post stand out.

3.  Make a list of blog post ideas.  I have an ongoing list even through 2016 of ideas.  I keep a pad and pencil by my bed and comfy chair to jot down those ideas that come along.  And don’t forget using those cell phones to record your ideas for later.

4.  Don’t be afraid of learning all you can about blogging.  You never know when a post idea might come out of all that reading.

5.  Lastly, take some time off of blogging.  Just as in a 9 to 5 job, you need a vacation.  A blog post idea may come about from this.

And always love and enjoy what you blog about.  If you don’t, your readers probably won’t either.

So, with all that being said, I thought I would go to one of my favorite Facebook groups and ask those lovely ladies to share some of their favorite blogging tips and hints posts.


Why Bloggers Need to Use G+

Content Sharing Strategies That Get Results

Save Time Blogging Hacks & Tricks

5 Ways Blogging Has Made Me A Better Mom

9 Simple Steps To Increase Your Traffic and Gain More Followers

6 Ways to Get More Blog Traffic by Thinking Outside The Box

Twitter Hashtags for Bloggers + Business Owners

Do You Yum with Yummly?

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Goal reach right now is to keep 10,000 views monthly!

Now on to my stats for the end of August:

Total income for 2014 = $780.12 

Google adsense:  $3.39 = $27.21 for 2015
Media Net:  $1.07 = $3.61 for 2015
Izea: $64.50 = $64.50 for 2015
Business2Blogger – $40 for 2015
Tapinfluence – $25 for 2015
Collective Bias – $15 for 2015
BlogHer – $25 = $100 for 2015
Weave – $125 = $125 for 2015
Total for 2015 = $400.32

Monthly user visits:  3240
Unique monthly visitors: 2881
Monthly page views: 8,300
Average page views per visit: 2.56

Google: 0
Pinterest: 1711
Facebook: 1389
Twitter: 1426
Google+: 1350
Instagram: 1188

I highly recommend joining Facebook groups to learn from other bloggers and help boost your site and raise your social media followers.

If you have any questions about any of the items discussed, please let me know and be sure to check out my past posts for Blog Stats & Helpful Hints.

How are your goals coming along so far?

Keep on bloggin!


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Creative K Kids

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  1. Blogging burnout is something I suffer from far too often, Tammy. It really makes me question if I should even be doing it, but somehow it keeps calling me back. I’m big on tip #3. I keep so many notes on my phone with post ideas, blog to-do lists… If I lost my phone, I would be devastated :). Thanks for the great tips and all of these posts you’ve shared. Pinning! I’ll definitely be back to go through them all.

    1. I love my phones note option. I guess I need to start downloading those notes to my computer or printing them out. Thanks for stopping by Candace.

  2. These are great tips for bloggers to help them with blogger blog. I love the idea of keeping a pen and tablet by the bed because that I when I think about things by morning to forget them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think it’s so important to take at least one day a week and step away from everything blogging. 🙂 I have to remind myself to step away. When I have time, I do go back and repurpose some of those oldies but goodies that no one ever saw. Or I’ll do a roundup of my favorite fall recipes, etc. These are all excellent tips.

  4. Blogging is not an easy task, and we have a tendency to lose interest in it after a while. I would suggest that we take a break at least twice a month for much needed R&R. Who knows, a vacation may spark an interesting blog post?

    1. oh I like that idea of a vacation sparking a post. I love taking day trips and just taking all the pictures I can. So relaxing too and visiting with hubby in the car.

  5. I know the feeling, it can be overwhelming sometimes. I have learned to say no to a few things lately. I think you have to know what works for you. Also, ask for help I have my family attend events on my behalf and spread the love. It is nice to get a different perspective from them to. Blogging isn’t always easy.

  6. These are really great ideas. I have a hard time taking time off from my blog. I wake up in the middle of the night with post ideas. I keep a voice recorder beside my bed so i can record them.

  7. I am with you; I am experiencing blog burn out as we speak. Blogging is a hobby, second to working full-time and caring for my toddler. Some days I just don’t have an energy left. What I usually find help reenergize me is going out to take pictures! I may not have a post idea in mind, but sometimes after looking at the pictures I’ve taken, it reinvigorates me! That, along with reading other blogs and looking at Pinterest.

  8. Love that you share your stats and ecnourage others! I’ve been blogging since 2008! It takes lots of hard work and dedication, but is now a full-time income for our family. Good luck to you!

  9. I have a bit of blogger burn out right now. Thanks for reminding me to take a break. I need to focus on getting new traffic. Will take a look at your suggested reading

  10. I have been doing your number two tip. I have been digging old posts and notuiced that photos I have used from a a phones camer is no longer visible in the post so I am updating them with new photos.

  11. I have never had trouble coming up with something to write about – and I am going on six years next month. There’s always something 🙂

  12. I am currently experiencing Blogger Burn Out and have cut way back-I’m just too tired. I’m hoping when the weather gets cooler my energy level will once again be there.

  13. This is fabulous. Looks like you did very well. I haven’t had trouble in a while with content but I’ve been so busy moving this past week I’ve been exhausted and struggling.

  14. My goal is to reach 25,000 page views per month. We’re headed that way and I couldn’t thank the FB groups that I’m in enough. They’ve been a big help. 🙂

  15. I love when other bloggers share tips and tricks. Sometimes its hard to know what you are doing write or doing wrong in blogging. Its nice to know how others do it.

  16. Wow! So helpful. I reached just over 11k in April and have been maintaining over 10k this summer. That is up from about 2.5k a month last Summer. So my goal is try and at least double my numbers every year. I do need to look at the stats though, would love to know them


  17. These are really great tips, and a great roundup. I also have a notepad and pencil on my nightstand and I’m always jotting down ideas for blog content. They always seem to flood my mind late at night.

  18. There is such a science to blogging. I am so fascinated with exploring different ways to reach my readers and keep them captivated. This is a great post.

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