Half way update on weekly blogging

How about transparency? Nobody is reading this anyway, are you? So far replies and comments are absent. That is ok. User generated content takes a long breath, I know that.

I skipped a week or two in this second weekly real logs series. That can happen to the best I assume. To jump back on the train here is a small update.

As you notice, I reached 10K visitors in December. The visitors dropped after that, as a delayed response to me not publishing anything during the month December.

After that, you see a gradual increase of visitors numbers to 11.359 for March.

The interesting element of this blogging experiment, is that I only do on site SEO. No link building whatsoever. This is organic growth as a result of content creation. I am curious how far this will go by simply publishing and not bother about the external hustle for incoming links, guest posting, all that stuff. I do not have time for that!

Of-course, any link love is highly appreciated. In fact, I think guest posting here would be interesting for you if you are reading this. Because this blog is going to rise and rise..

On the other hand, I noticed some of my sites have dropped in page rank, so perhaps the external stuff matters. I will consider that and come back on that topic. Later.

To stay a little more close to the format of this blog series of real logs, I will give a small report of this week.

Week 13/14

Currently I am looking for a position in Bolivia (of all places) because we plan to move back there in three months from now. I am applying to vacancies and contacting organizations that I could serve there. Any suggestion is welcome…

Furthermore – while being in the Netherlands – I am selling stuff that I still had in storage here. Marktplaats.nl is the local, Ebay owned, portal were Dutch residents sell all there second hand things. It is a thriving market place. It made me realize that it is a wealthy place with so many quality items people just want to get rid off.

On the other hand, there is this oppressive social structure, maintaining large portions of the population in a so called poverty trap. For those depending on social security income, it is almost impossible to work a way up. Enough about politics, I prefer to stay far from that. For now.

Something else, I integrated advertising on this blog. Personally I find the automatically generated relevant ads from google a very effective method to monetize content. A website does need to have enough traffic before to even think about advertising, but I think with ten thousand monthly visitors it is worth giving it a try.

Alternatively, affiliate programs can be an option, but I prefer to focus on the development of my own products and services. Therefore, a low maintenance add solution has my preference, for this weblog.

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