So, this week’s results are really about the last 10 days, not a week, because I goofed the first week by starting on a Wednesday and I am so a Sunday thru Monday gal. Results from applying the Holly Homer Method week two (For 4/8-4/18).
FB Page Likes: Was 845 now 958. Up 113!
# FB Posts: est 25 (for all types)
FB Reach: 1,583 (the one post reached 857 people)
Website Views: Not sure what happened the first week of April but I went about five days with less than 20 views. Then it picked back up to almost 50 views for four days and back down to less than 20 for the weekend. I did two good posts this week, one on using outlines as a writer and one about marathons, both which did really well for my FB page and site traffic. Now the Marathon post was actually a great one and part of a series. It caused a ruckus and got shared big time on FB and receive over 600 views on my blog! So my views during this period were all over the place. This one post set new record for my FB and Site views.
1. I work my ‘job’ on the weekends, plus we’ve been extremely busy on the weekends. I’m not exactly sure how to keep my FB page active on the weekend when I simply am not on FB. Prescheduling only does so much. I also am not able to utilize FB group threads that share posts on the weekend (And these have been giving me steady comments throughout the week).
2. Other things: one my hosting server had a glitch which crashed my site. It got fixed quickly but still – there went a couple hours of website/work time. Also, my co-schedule app wasn’t working right and I believe they now fixed it. I was not able to schedule anything literally last weekend. Not one single post to any of my social media accounts.
To make up for that, I am power packing my weekend social threads for a few weeks in hopes of getting some (any?) traffic flowing.
3. I am really working so hard on getting my summer project (s) completed. Putting in a lot of time and research and effort into them so they will be ready by launch date – my number one focus is not on growing my FB page, it is simply a slower objective that I hope will fruition well by year’s end.
4. Bloggers especially get easily frustrated with FB, myself included.
Case in point – my Outlines post reached 24 people in its first day, while getting 15 likes and 11 comments. And it only reached 25 people.
Anyone with an ounce of common sense realizes this is ridiculous. A post that receives that much great interaction should be seeing tons of people. But sometimes there isn’t much you can do, except really show your appreciation for your followers interaction.
5. So after #4, I figured something out. In sharing someone else’s post – if it does well, it will do well for your page reach, and if you do a good post after that shared one – that reach will also continue for you.
6. I also for the first time, wrote a post that went viral (for me). It struck some nerves for some readers, but truthfully that is ok cause people still shared it. In two days it gave me 600+ views for my website from this post alone (pinterest included too) which also spun a handful of comments. The downside to blogging, you’ve got to have tough skin for the ones whose comments aren’t that nice.
That is the observations and results for week two of applying the Holly Homer method.
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