I searched Google for hours, looking for a post like this. I couldn’t find many.
A Pinch of Yum documented their income journey from the start, but I wanted a post that would tell me traffic reports as well. I wanted something else, too. I love to watch the journey that writers undergo. It’s a long journey, it’s a struggle, it’s a writer’s vulnerability — it’s their dangnabit word count.
I wanted to see writing blog compile their stats into a blog post. I wanted a writing blog to be vulnerable with me. I wanted a writing blog to teach me how to blog, how to write, and how to make money. I wanted a writing blog that would tell me what to expect in all aspects of my creative life.
I wanted to understand the journey a blogger goes through. I wanted a writer to share their struggles with me. I wanted to get a glimpse into what they were doing, their “plan of attack”, and the struggles they went through. I wanted that guidance not just from a fellow blogger, but from a writer.
I couldn’t find one.
So, I decided to create my own.
I want to document the growth (Lord willing) of Writing Abby, as well as the evolution of my
ridiculous drivel novels. It’s fun for me, and I hope that it will be inspiring and informative for you guys.
Are we ready? Let’s get down to some statistics.
I’m surprised. From everything I read about blogging, especially about how unpopular the writing niche is, I didn’t think Writing Abby would get this many awesome people through its doors. It’s exciting! I’m looking forward to meeting many more awesome folks in June. (Ya’ll know who you are.)
Here are some things that maybe boosted this number.
Search Engines: 78
Teenage Blogger Central: 20
Popular Posts This Month:
(By far, this is the most popular post ever on Writing Abby. It’s still getting traffic to this day, and I’m the happiest little writer that ever wrote a word.)
(For this post, I was tagged by the awesome Raychel Rose. This post surprised me in several ways. One: I can’t believe I was actually tagged for a post by somebody! That was awesome. Two: a lot of folks are wondering about fifteen awesome things writers love about writing. Which is awesome, too.)
Things I Did:
- Joined Twitter
- Joined Facebook
- Joined Google+
- Joined StumbleUpon
- Joined Bloglovin’
- Joined Pinterest
- Created a Pinterest Business Account
- Verified “Writing Abby” on Pinterest
- Snatched “Writing Abby” from BlogLovin’s directory
- Created Writing Abby Fan Page on Facebook
- Secured “Writing Abby” YouTube channel (can you guess what I’m gonna do with that?)
- Joined Skillshare (yep, can you guess what’s gonna happen there, too?)
- Applied for Teenage Blogger Central
- Applied for Blogging for Books
- Joined The Peony Project
- Created a Buffer account
…and a bunch of other stuff.
What I plan to do next month:
- Apply for the Faithful Bloggers Directory
- Apply for the Tyndale Blog Network
- Engage Community (comment on other blogs, engage on social media, interact with readership)
- Brainstorm New Directions (upcoming ebooks, self-hosting, new ways to engage audience, classes)
- Possible Business Registration
I’m currently in the planning stages of my new work-in-progress. But, if you still want a pitiful statistic, here it is:
The most interesting statistic is that of the blog’s. Take a look at this:
Uh, we’re getting there?
I am hoping to monetize the blog later on, in totally non-icky ways. We’re talking ebooks, tutoring/coaching, published novels, stuff like that. I’ll be non-icky, promise.
Well, that’s it, the start of a blog.
I love Writing Abby. I look forward to writing for it each day, and I’m so glad there are people who actually read its contents. Getting to know all of you is a real joy, and I can’t wait to create informative, useful articles for you.
(If you want to write a report for your own blog, I highly encourage you to do so. Please tell me so I can link to your report from this post!)