Wow! What an amazing first months blogging it’s been. Month 1 has actually gone by a lot quicker than I thought it would.
Firstly, let me just thank all of my loyal readers for taking the time to read my thoughts and supporting the blog, I really appreciate it.
I feel as if I’ve learnt more than I could have possibly hoped to in such a short space of time. It’s been stressful, hard, and sometimes downright messy. However… the one important fact is that I want to keep on blogging. Most blogs fail within the first 3 months, and most of these failures occur in the first month online. It feels great to not be one of these failures, and I can’t wait to see the blog continue to grow.
I’ve met some great people, and would like to do a shout out to those who supported me right from the word go. These people were a big inspiration for me to keep on writing and I’m really thankful for their support. Be sure to check out their blogs, they’re all great:
Tish from BloggingGal
Jim from Blogging Startup
Simon from Vivid Lamp
Josh from JoshTilton.com
Of course there are others, but these 4 people have been especially supportive right from the start.
Now… onto the cold hard stats. I’m not sure how many people may find this helpful or inspirational (it’s certainly nothing ground-breaking). However, I’m really pleased with PushStandard’s development and growth over just 30 days. I know that many blogs will take months or even years to reach these kinds of stats.
Now I should point out that I’ve stopped my blogging diaries temporarily due to time constraints. It’s a shame really, but if I have to choose between doing the diaries or posting every day then I know what matters more to my readers. Rest assured though that I’ll be posting about my traffic techniques in the coming weeks.
The recent surge in traffic is due to my latest photoshop tutorial being very well received (being featured on several large tutorial websites). Today’s stats look set to be the highest since launch, probably smashing through the 1000 barrier in about an hours time!
I’ll be posting more about how to achieve great traffic hopefully this weekend.
As this first month draws to it’s conclusion as does the opening contest that I posted on Feb 5th. If you remember I was offering $25 + 1 months free advertising on Push Standards in exchange for the best review this blog submitted.
I had a really tough time selecting a winner, but have decided to award the prize to Tish of BloggingGal for her excellent review.
Tish: Could you please let me know your Paypal email and I’ll send you the money. Also look out for your ad spot in the next day or two.
Ok, to draw this post to a close (it’s getting quite long now!). I would just like to thank everybody again for their support, guidance and continued readership. Please keep on reading the blog if you like what I’m doing and don’t be afraid to make yourself known through a comment ;). I would also really appreciate your RSS Subscription if you have the time, and feel free to enter yourself into my RSS Contest where you could win $5 for just one comment!
My final message to fellow bloggers is to keep blogging! I’ve gained so much from 30 days and so the idea of giving up on potential years worth of experience is ludicrous. You will undoubtedly suffer ups and downs, but keep at it.
Until next time!