All the Things That I Thought Would Grow My Blog but Didn’t

Try them, sure. But don’t rely on them

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Why I tried all of these methods

In short, I wanted to easily get a lot of traffic to my blog, without waiting or creating a lot of content.

1 — Pinterest

Repeat after me: Pinterest is NOT going to get you a lot of traffic EASILY.

  • An affiliate link for a Pinterest course
  • A Pinterest course to sell

2 — Facebook groups

I love Facebook groups, but not for dropping links. All those blogging groups that do follow for follow threads are a waste of time.

3 — Syndicating content

I do occasionally syndicate content to Medium if I think it would be useful to my audience but in my experience, only certain content does well. I started a plant publication that no one — including me — gives a shit about.

4 — Social sharing

I don’t share my content anywhere other than Pinterest (and I only share it there once).

5 — Guest posting

Controversial I know.

  • It has an audience that will value your content
  • But it can’t be a direct competitor — so an adjacent, but not an identical niche.

Final thoughts

If you’re looking for a quick way to get a tonne of traffic, it doesn’t exist.

Writer, blogger. Rabbit parent to one. Plant parent to many. Occasional runner, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

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