Wow! This little blog has come a long way in the past 12 months. I’ve learned a ton about blogging and I’ve learned a lot about my own blogging style and message. I completely redesigned my site early this year – all on my own, by the way! – and learned a TON about the back-end of blogging. Overall, I’ve grown and begun to figure out where I want to take my blog.
Maybe you are new to blogging, or thinking of starting a blog in the coming year. Well, here’s proof that you CAN grow a blog significantly in a year. In fact, I believe wholeheartedly that a blog can see significant growth in less than a year with a lot of hard work, focus, and a good, solid strategy. Finding the focus and my own voice was the biggest challenge and lesson for me this year.
So, anyway, without further ado, here’s a look at Little Bits of Granola in 2015.
10 Most Popular Posts
5 Most Pinned Posts
My 5 Favorite Posts from 2015
Monthly Page Views: 1,801% increase
Monthly Visitors: 1,965% increase
(Yes, that’s over a thousand – almost two thousand – percent increase in traffic! I started the year out with small numbers.)
Email Subscribers: 2,400% increase since October 1.
(I didn’t have any email subscribers until October, when I started offering a subscriber incentive. So this growth is from literally starting from scratch.)
I barely had a social media presence at the beginning of 2015 and didn’t start tracking my followers until October. But I’ve seen nice growth since then. So here’s my social media audience growth from October through the end of the year.
Facebook: 32% increase
Twitter: 27% increase
Pinterest: 116% increase
I know I’ve got several loyal readers who have been with me all year – and some even from the very beginning. THANK YOU for sticking with me through the growing pains (and joys!) of 2015! If you’re new to my blog, I hope you’ll take a look around, and if you like what you see maybe connect with me on social media. And if you would like to hear from me weekly, subscribe to my Three Things This Thursday newsletter.
I always love hearing from my readers! How have you grown this year? Share in the comments below!