On blogging: Day 6 Challenge increase popularity for spinoff Cactus Haiku

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Day 6, we are continuing the challenge of doubling the popularity of spinoff Cactus Haiku in one month. First the chart at the top and then whatever strategies I am trying out.

This Thursday pageviews, visitors, and likes is higher than last 4 Thursdays. My “other likes” were higher on September 14 but that was an unsual high.  I usually only get 1-3 as most my likes come from WordPress bloggers. WordPress stats people coming over from Facebook and WordPress is up. One was the highest before; today was 5.  Google Analytics show 6 people coming over from Pinterest and WordPress shows 0.  I’ll go with GA on that one.

Comparison:

So let’s see how I did yesterday (Thursday) compared to previous Thursdays:

date 10/12/17 10/5/17 9/28/17 9/21/17 9/14/17
views  41 12 31 32 23
visitors  25 8 17 20 12
wp likes  10 1 4 6 6
other likes  1 1 3 1 5
pinterest referred*  6 / 0 4/ 0 — / 0  — / 1 –/ 0
facebook referred*  5 / 5 1 /1 — / 1  — / 1 –/ 0
wordpress referred*  1 / 5 0 / 0 — / 0  –/ 1 –/ 0

*pinterest, facebook, wordpress are showing google analytics stats / wp stats (since I only signed up for google analytics this week, there are not stats for prior weeks for GA)
**I have set up google analytics to minus my own isp so that it doesn’t get added into the numbers

Followers:

2 new followers today.

      The Inkwell

     pushing rope

Technically I probably shouldn’t count Pushing Rope.  She is a new blogger.  I am doing a volunteer thing at the library where I set up a meetup for bloggers.  She was the only one who showed and she wanted to blog.  So last week, I showed her how to start up a wordpress blog and she wrote her first post.  This week I showed her the wordpress reader so she could learn to follow.  So she followed me, lol.  I also showed her the wordpress daily prompts so she might start writing for those as well.  She is new so please encourage her by giving her a like. Pithy is a very short post:  a hilarious wall photo.

Strategy 3: Pinterest Group Boards

6 referrers from Pinterest according to Google Analytics. Still have not heard back on my requests to join several groups. No pins of my poems today.
On the senryu group board I started, 1 person has pinned to it and one new person has started following it.

Strategy 4: Facebook Group Pages

Still waiting for someone else to post in Haiku & Senryu Garden before I post another one.  I added the Fraud senryu early 12th am to the Haiku and Kyoka group and got a couple likes.

In Facebook, they give a number called “reach” . My cat senryus seem to be most popular, getting 5x more “reach” than my other senryus.

Strategy 5: Medium Publication Pages

On the 10th, I applied to put two more poems into the Haiku Hub Publication.   I applied to be accepted to another poetry publication on the 12th. Still waiting to hear back on both. No new followers, no new claps.

Strategy 6: Instagram

Didn’t do anything here since I signed up.

Strategy 7: Challenges

I haven’t done any other haiku challenges yet.

Likes:

I received 10 likes today, four days in a row. Yay! it does look like my new average.  Here is my happy applause for the people who liked me on the 12th.

     Everyday Strange

     Original-Dante

     Random Thoughts

      Flowers and Breezes

     territori del ‘900

     persuasion2015

     Photogate

     k versus

Original Dante is a new “liker”.  He is a poet with more than 1,000 followers! Very impressive to someone who hasn’t hit 20 yet.  Also his latest post, he is reading a poem for the first time in audio.

So what improved?

  • Pageviews, Visitors, Likes, Referrers are up this Thursday compared to past 3 ones.
  • Likes are holding steady at 10 for the fourth day in a row.
  • Picked up two new followers

Anyways, that’s it for the 6th day of the challenge. Again I posted the graph to show you how the last 6 days is considerably better than the previous few weeks.  The orange is the 12th.  (the 13th of course has 0 cuz it’s in the early am here, no hits yet)

And as the bunny says, “That’s all folks!”

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