Blog Growth Strategies – Our 7th Month Blogging


Our 7th Month

Welcome to our 7th month update!  Or, as I like to call it, that time that I took a six-week hiatus from the blog and didn’t see any growth! So, I guess instead of an update, here’s a blog post about what happens when you work super hard on your blog for six months and then stop doing anything for about six weeks!  Can I pretend that I did this for research?

Technically, I’m about a month late on this post. I was supposed to publish an update around June 27th-ish, and here we are all the way in the middle of July!  Sorry about the lateness!  


I only wrote two blog posts (three if you count my 6-month update) during my seventh month blogging. I published my last post for the period, Making the Decision to Move in Together, on June 10.  That means from June 11 through June 27th, I had no new content being posted to the website. Fail! But given that, let’s see how we did!


Spectacularly, we had 338 active users during our seventh month blogging. That’s only 139 users less than the month before, when I was actively working on it!  338 is not a good number by any means, but I don’t think it’s terrible considering my lack of effort.

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Its super hard to make money blogging if you don’t blog.  Funny how that works out, isn’t it?  I did manage to get two clicks to my Amazon account (no sales though) and my Google Adsense account is going strong at thirteen bucks!  Go me!  I still haven’t seen any results from any of the other affiliate programs that I am a member of, but I don’t really utilize any of them much either. I think that in the fall, when all the craziness of summer dies down, I’m going to focus on affiliates and see if I can make something happen with them.


What’s Next?

We are now half-way into our eighth month, and this is only my second post (I’m sure my eight-month update will be amazing as well!). It’s hard to say what’s next, but my barrage of visitors has stopped for now.  I am also feeling much better, so hopefully I’ll be able to stick to a decent posting schedule for the remainder of the summer. I do have a trip planned for the beginning of September though (I’m going to Germany to watch my friend get married!), and that’s only a month away so I’m sure that will result in some missed posts. But like I said before, we can’t sacrifice our lives to blog!

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Melanie Allen is an American journalist and happiness expert. She has bylines on MSN, the AP News Wire, Wealth of Geeks, Media Decision, and numerous media outlets across the nation. She covers a wide range of topics centered around self-actualization and the quest for a fulfilling life. 

2 thoughts on “Blog Growth Strategies – Our 7th Month Blogging”

  1. It’s so hopeful to hear that even though you took a small break from blogging, you still had some engagement! I too took a small break from my blog, mostly Pinterest, and my monthly views plummeted so badly I am having the hardest time growing it again, but I am just going to try harder 🙂

    • Well I think my 7th month stats are going to be way better than my 8th month…that will tell the whole picture! But either way, you have to take care of yourself first. Page views are gonna drop sometimes, but you can always build them back up

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