Saturday, December 10, 2011

Behind the Scenes...

So what really happened you may inquire, to cause me to abandon the blog for so long?  Well as you may remember, I was transitioning from Entrecard to Project Wonderful.  I had just completed a spiffing month with over 3,000 pageviews and having reached my wits end when it came to server issues with Entrecard I was ready for a change.  That was early November.  At the same time I was in the last few weeks of my wife's visa process and I was required to concentrate more and more on that and the blog started suffering.  After I transitioned to Project Wonderful I enjoyed a few days of great pageview numbers but I noticed an inconsistency in that Analytics would count 100+ pageviews but Project wonderful would count just 11.  Honestly I don't know what the issue is with their system of counting but I realized early on I made a huge mistake in canceling Entrecard. 

After that I made a few bad decisions with regards to the blog and readership dropped off with the resultant crash in Pageviews.  In one week I went from a solid 150/day to just 12.  About this time I was readying for my wife's flight over to the USA and, consciously or subconsciously, I just shelved the blog in a fit of depression over what had happened.  I spent the last month doing nothing with it but I am ready to pick up the banner again.  On a positive note I have page rank now and that is generating some search traffic, however I am still fighting with Entrecard to get my blog listed again.  In the meantime, Project (not so) Wonderful has delisted my blog due to low performance. 

I'm not giving up on either one, I will e-mail Entrecard every damn day if I that's what it takes to get them to approve my blog again.  In the meantime I will get back into the flow of writing articles and eventually, traffic will take care of itself.


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