Summer is here and with that comes a lag in certain types of blogging activity – viewing, commenting and sharing. Have you noticed? We bloggers may be working hard all summer, writing posts and reaching out to other readers, but, when it comes to drawing people to our sites, we just can’t compete with beaches, family time and summer schedules.
If you’ve been blogging for a few years, you may have already noticed the ups and downs on your stats page. June, July and August are my slowest months of the year and my biggest months are September, October and November. December is slower, then it picks up again in January. And it has been that way since I started.
If you’re goal-oriented and obsessed with the number of views on your blog, you may worry that people have forgotten about you.
Don’t. You can’t change what happens in the summer, so why try?
I don’t mean give up, but embrace the summer slump for what it is, a temporary slow-down. Unless you’re a professional blogger, remind yourself that this is your hobby. And people will return to your site, after their summer vacations!
What’s your stat pattern? Do you worry about the ups and downs or do you chill under an umbrella with a cold drink?
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