I have come along way since my first little blog 4 years ago.
I became a blogger because of a health issue I was dealing with. It was during this time that I was moved beyond tears with the intimacy and connection that I felt with the internet community. I wasn’t interested in increasing blog traffic at the time.
It was out of necessity that I learned how to build a successful blog.
I will never forget dear Andrea in Minnesota. I was woefully underweight and fighting my way back to wellness and writing about it on my blog. Andrea actually overnighted me cinnamon rolls from her favorite bakery….all the way out to San Diego.
She said she put 5 pounds on every time she even walked by the bakery, so she sent me a whole dozen to fatten me up.
Truth be told, I couldn’t eat them very well. They were so rich for my delicate tummy at the time. But the LOVE I felt from a perfect stranger when my own friends and family struggled to help and comfort me meant the world to me.
Throughout my illness and recovery, I adored my internet connections. These were real people in real time who LOVED me.
The late night chatrooms were a lifesaver. There were always people around to talk to about what was going on. I joined Facebook in 2008 and began connecting there too. Because I was homebound for so many months, the internet became my neighborhood.
I started my business with a typical website, you can see it here: http://catherinebehan.com It is a lovely little website and I enjoyed it, but I was just about the only one!
I didn’t understand how important having a dynamic site is to building my list. I had an opt in window but if no one finds your site, no one can opt in.
Now I use my blog for everything. I always have 2 or 3 optin opportunities hidden in plain site in my posts and on my page. My strategy is to train my prospects to click on links. I sprinkle links throughout my material and offer benefits and rewards for clicking.
Take a look at this page and see if you can spot the opportunities:
Hint: There are 5 opportunities to click in the above post….did you spot them all?
Hint 2: See how I lead you through curiosity to check out my blog? Building traffic is a set of specific steps to follow. What do YOU do to bring traffic to your site?
Off to create a little magic!
Oh, BTW, the best news is that now I built my own membership site with a chat room where MY lonely lovelies can come chat with me and others who will love them through their singleness. How perfect is that! Check it out: http://LOAinLoveClub.com