The post idea I had for today did not really work out well. The other topics are so big that I do not feel like starting on them. So, why not just write some plain blogging stuff?
Canadian Mortgage Advisor crossed a benchmark recently. We have crossed 100,000 page views. A small mark compared to the web standard but it would be impossible for me and my dog alone to hit the site for more than 100,000 times in two years.
The other numbers are so small – like 200 daily page views – that I am not comfortable to tell them in public.
This blogging journey has helped me in many ways. It did not generate any significant lead for the business but taught me many things.
The first thing I learnt is not to give up. I started with poor language skill. I am still a toddler when it comes to English but writing daily helped me to improve the proficiency.
Next lesson I had was other than finding information there are still good friends to be made on-line through blogging.
I found treasure trove of tools – Notepad++, Paint dot net, Gimp, Google reader, WordPress, and many more.
There are some funny things I have seen in this journey. The funniest thing I saw was Google Adsense showing vitamin supplements advertisements in my Weekly Dose of Vitamin –M’s rss feed. Although that ad was not repeated any more but it tells me that Google still have algo-bugs to iron out. Adsense has so far helped me to recover our shared hosting cost.
Another interesting thing I found – a unique way to increase traffic – someone got a regular domain and installed multi-site WordPress on it – with many sub-domains. Each sub-domains had only one post – mostly duplicate of each other but different author. Each post was linking to another single domain. Evry post was promoted in social media sites multiple times. All of those sub-domains were full of advertisements. A very unusual way to generate backlinks.
I did notice many more similar attempts but never had time or resources to test those means. I doubt I would ever do that as the whole thing does not ethically appeal to me.
I can assure that I would keep writing as long as I can and try to present a neutral view of Canadian Mortgage Industry in years to come.
Thanks to all our readers.