I share things on this site because I am learning about blogging every day, just like all of you. I also read posts on blogging if that makes any of you feel better. Some powerblogger is going to send me a death threat for this post, but screw em. They never liked me anyways.
This past week I “spun my posts.” Basically I went back and “rescheduled” my old posts for a future date, allowing them to appear as “new posts” in the reader and WordPress feed. It did not spam my followers with emails, which was something I wasn’t positive about until I began. Spinning posts is a great way of “refreshing” old posts you like, gaining some extra views, and allowing your followers to read some of your earlier work. If done in a “moderate fashion” it can be great. If overdone it can be annoying as hell.
I overdid it on purpose the first two days to test some things. The data I gathered I now have and will go over, but the bottom line is this. There is no secret to a million views if that is your goal, but there is a trick that can be used. It is simple, gain around five to ten thousand followers, write a thousand to two thousand posts, and spin them on a continuous loop. That is what “some” powerbloggers do and they easily reach their million views in less than a year. I could do it but I always considered it “dirty.” I have adapted my view of it, but I won’t do a continuous loop. The reason I won’t personally is because I have regular readers and many powerbloggers don’t have that, they simply have visitors. My regular readers would get annoyed and I have actually come to care about keeping that small group.
Static. This website has been static for months actually and has barely grown. I should have been close to 65,000 followers by now. That is the price you pay when you write freely and publish immediately. You won’t gain many friends doing that, you won’t get many subscribers, but you will get the views. There is always the views… if that is what you care about.
(Before I get a flood of comments about “you don’t care about numbers” SAVE IT! I don’t care. I do care about the numbers.)
Note: Any powerblogger offended by me giving away “trade secrets” may email me at Idon’firstname.lastname@example.org