Most of you probably already subscribe to Steven’s wildly successful blog (400,00 plus hits and 12,000 followers) but if you don’t, here is his recent post, which does a great job of showcasing his site and what it’s all about…
Why I Write My Blog
Posted by Steven Fox
When I first started it I wasn’t sure what to think, I mean ok I’ve written a poetry book but why would anyone be seriously interested in what I have to say ? I’m nothing special, well I’m fantastic but still why me when there are already millions of people already blogging.
I set my goals out early , I wanted growth month upon month , I was eventually set the target of 1,000,000 views in a year of blogging , while this is obviously a massive target in which many people never reach after years of blogging , I’m starting to believe I can do it .. Why? Because I’ve seen my growth from 100 views in a day within the first month all the way up to around 3000-5000 views a day now. What’s changed?
I’m not really sure but I’ll tell you one thing I couldn’t be more grateful to all of you that have and continue to view my blog and see what I have to say .
I’ve tried numerous things to try and get more views and viewers and some things work, others not so much, but with the 6 months I’ve been doing this now I’m now comfortable in what works and what doesn’t.
How do I manage continual growth?
Engage with the comments people leave, give the lovely people who look at the blog what they want and most of all I comment and view other people’s blogs.
At the moment im up to around 400,000 views and nearly 6,000 followers on wordpress and nearly 12,000followers in total.
When I started my blog its certain that I didn’t know what to write , I was finding my feet in a big new world and I wasn’t sure how to go about it . My first couple of posts ended up with massive errors in how I wrote them and how I marketed them to the public. As time went on I became more confident with things and realised that while I had been using the blog to help myself that maybe it was time I could help others.
The reason I started blogging in the first place was to get my confidence up , I suffered from slight depression , not full blown and I will hopefully never ever know what that feels like but all I knew was the writing element in my life helped me get through things. The poetry book I wrote with my friend helped me for around two years while we wrote it but after that was finished I felt a hole in my life , my creativity monster needed to have its cravings satisfied , the blog gave me the chance to help others and make sure I was happy in myself at the same time.
My poetry is a large part of my life , it gives me a different way to express myself which isn’t usually done by people as young as me . It is a shame that poetry doesn’t get the recognition that it deserves these days but personally it holds a strong place within me since I read Dante’s the divine comedy.
Below is a list of the poems I have posted on my blog
- apocalyptic renegade
- a mans life views
- haunted house poem
- start of the adventure
- angel in disguise
- The time to dance for rain
- Rosie The Dog
- If you stop for a minute
- Letter from the sun
- As time goes by
- We shall remember them
- Half Mast
Music is a large part of my life and I would say I’m quite knowledgeable in the area, I love posting songs on my blog and seeing the reaction it gets from my followers, it is evident that my taste in music (rock!) isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I like to think that I’ve started to sway a couple of people into a new genre of music which before they were not interested in. You see rock music and all its subgenres are so clever. They cover all ranges of emotions and a lot of these emotions are not covered in other genres of music simply for one reason … They are afraid.
Please see below my review of saturday at the download music festival from this year
I write my blog as a way of meeting new people from all around the world and my own country, this to me is a wonderful thing and I hope to continue to make new friends from this method.
Because of this i wish to improve the amount of blog posts i write about my travels as i go on them here is my blog post about my time in America.
I try to use my blog as a way of showing people how to do things , which is evident in my list of how to guides, below is the list of hwo to guides , please check them out , and share them on social networks sites.
- How to wear and look good in a suit
- How to be like James Bond
- How to write a book
- Presentations made easy
- How to write a blog
- How to tidy your room quickly
- How to get more twitter followers
- How to make your Linkedin profile professional
So what’s the future of my blog?
Well for a start I want to continue making people happy , whether that’s by showing people that its ok to be a certain way , by opening other people’s eyes to someone else’s situation or by simply enjoying my posts.
I wish to eventually reach my goal of one million views, I want to do it within the time frame I’ve been set but I’m also aware that this might not be possible.
In the future I will be posting more and more things about my upcoming novel Moonstone as the information becomes available to me and I will share snippets of it with you where I see appropriate.
What can you do to help me?
Well I know this is the section of this blog post that most people will stop reading at and that’s ok, and I understand and hold nothing against you, however if you continue to read I’ll be eternally grateful.
Ways to help me
- Reblog this post and other posts whenever you like one
- Donate to my blog using this link
- Buy a copy of my poetry book for £3.60
- Click on the share buttons below this post and my other posts and spread the word of my blog
Ways to use this post to help yourself
- Add an explanation and a link to your blog in the comments section at the bottom of the page ( please reblog if you do this)
- Engage in conversation with new people and grow your blog
Thankyou for your support and for reading