WordCount Blogathon 2013 Wrap Up
Seriously? June is over! Wow.
I didn’t complete WordCount Blogathon 2013 as I didn’t post everyday. I started out well. Then a combination of VBS plus getting sick really derailed my momentum.
My main goal with doing Blogathon this year was to increase traffic and exposure. I didn’t see a huge spike in traffic, but I think some people found me who might not have otherwise found me.
I learned that I get more traffic on days that I post versus days that I don’t post. That makes sense, but it is still nice to see the numbers back that up.
I’m still getting referrals from my old gaming blog, even though I haven’t updated that one in a while.
My single biggest traffic spike of the month actually came from participating in Patrick Place’s weekly twitter chat called BlogGab. Once a month, the community there critiques three blogs and this month I was selected as one of the blogs to be critiqued. I got a major traffic spike, and some outstanding suggestions to make the blog better.
Here’s the word cloud for the month. I’d like to thank Michelle Rafter for hosting Blogathon this year.