A couple of week ago I looked into posting on forums as a way of driving traffic to your blog.
I have found several 'sewing' and 'crafting' forums which I am now active in, and they are good traffic sources for me.
Then, a few days ago I noticed I was getting traffic from a different forum. One which I hadn't visited before, based on the other side of the world in the UK!.:
Someone on that forum had found my post earlier this week about how to make a fabric sandwich wrap. They had posted the link to my post on the forum and many people had then read this, come along for a look and discussed it! How fantastic!
Now that I think about it - at lot of things on my blog could be seen as money saving ideas - or 'green' ideas with all the upcycling, recycling and repurposing I've done !
So this single traffic source this week has taught me to 'think outside the box' and spread my reach a little further than just sewing and crafting forums and sites.
It has also made me think a little more about what's important to present on my home page - to make various topics and themes easy to find for people - depending on what has brought them to my site. For example - most of my traffic comes for my tutorials - which I have a dedicated page for, and photos on my sidebar of my top tutorials.
I need to look at how to promote the 'money saving' ideas and 'green' ideas in a user friendly way!
Any suggestions are most welcome!
I'm working on it!