My consistency in posting has dropped off a little this past week but I have been doing a little more "behind the blog" and going back and editing some of my old underperforming posts and also looking at ways to increase the ease of submitting times for the Olive 5k. There is also the possibility of moving over to a new platform.
I definitely enjoyed putting more focus on the blog throughout July and I will be focusing more on posting more recipes, workouts and of course the Virtual 5k series.
So let's have a quick look on the numbers behind the 30 day blog challenge, I have used an average from Before (01Feb2014 to 24Jun2014) and After (25Jun2014 to 25Jul2014):
Posts per 30 days
Before - 9.4
After - 13
Before - 795
After - 867
Before - 1580
Advertising Revenue (not including sponsored posts)
Before (Adsense) - $1.15/month
After (Nuffnang and Adsense) - $2.77 (NN) and $1.02 (Adsense)
As you can see, I am not quite up there in the realms of Pinch of Yum and making $30,000 a month but I am happy to have a little incoming to support the money that I spend on the blog. This month I finally found myself some Nuffnang blogs being submitted onto my blog and that was the start of a steady stream.
Things to work on in the next few months:
- Switching over to Wordpress self hosted
- Tweeting more posts, including old posts
- Streamlining Olive 5k process
- September/October Olive 10k!
- Newsletter back up and running and going out each month.
Anything you would like to see on the blog?
Any suggestions for improving my users?