Looking Upwards#Monday Musings

try try try till you succeed

So today is the 1st of February and I’m one step closer to my goal of making this blog sustainable. After blogging for yonks , I found that I was getting nowhere and was terribly disheartened and had thought of giving it all up. Newbies who were just one year old bloggers had followers in double digits, comments in 100s, views in 1000s and people clamouring at their keyboards for guest posts, interviews and awards .

Where was I going wrong?

  1. My frequency of posting was fairly regular and decent
  2. My grammar, syntax and spellings were far above average (without meaning to be too critical, I find some bloggers actually have horrendous spelling, and absolutely no concern for syntax, grammar and other basic language rules)
  3. My content was not mere cut, paste or re-blog
So I kept asking myself what was going wrong?

In a renewed effort, last year I spent a pretty packet and redesigned my blog professionally and followed Blogelina’s advice religiously.

  • I tried to find my ‘write’ voice. I tried being more engaging. Writing shorter sentences. Actually checking Headlines via CoSchedule’s easy and FREE Headline analyser.
  • I activated my Facebook and Twitter accounts and made shameless plugs to my real time friends to follow my blog.
  • I tried to vary the content of my blog (and now I am a diehard Piktochart and Picmonkey and Canva fan) and not just use this space to VENT and rave and rant.
  • I attended blogger meets and interacted with people younger than my own kids and tried not to be ‘cool and hip’ nor be a ‘nosey grandma’. This is tougher than it sounds……
  • I joined blog hops and conscientiously commented and shared their posts on social media

And finally on 31st Jan , I can say YES! I’m One STEP CLOSER to my GOAL.


And just when I was about to preen like a Queen for getting the hang of Piktochart and Grab & Save, I get this tweet from Blogadda.

Now it that is not encouraging what is?

What really helped was constant monitoring of statistics.

Thanks to the Insights I got from WordPress, I figured what it was that my readers would like to read. It sounded a bit obsessive, but I would check my stats every day just to see a difference. And the persistence really paid.

So with February beginning on a great note, I hope to continue my learning journey on the Internet.

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A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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6 Responses

  1. Parul says:

    Well, I need to put similar efforts. I am struggling with the same 🙁 Thanks for sharing some tips and I will be on a look out for more.
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  2. Lady Fi says:

    Love that quote and such a good attitude to have.
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  3. Your blog looks amazing. You have made some wonderful changes, though I always found it a nice place to visit. It’s unfortunate that your new posts don’t show up in my Reader. That’s my go to for keeping up with those writers who I enjoy reading, of whom you are one. Sorry for my absence. I will make a conscious effort to visit you rather than just meet you at my own doorstep. xx Hugs xx Melissa

    • Bellybytes says:

      Thanks I’ve been told of this problem but have no idea how to fix it . Will try and do something about it.

  4. Vinitha says:

    The tweet from Blogadda which you have mentioned, I am not able to see that, Sunita. I understand you feelings. When I see bloggers who are fairly new to the blogging world, showing off their stunning stats, I question myself. What should I do differently? Where am I going wrong? I try to improve and watch out for grammar and typos, but yeah, some of it happens anyways. I figured I blog for the pleasure that I achieve through the expression of words. Stats are just numbers. Yep, sour grapes it is. 😉
    I love your blogging style and writing voice. I must say, I have never even caught a typo in your posts. I bookmark such bloggers as a reference of where I want to be. 🙂
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    • Bellybytes says:

      I don’t really know what is wrong with my web page . There seem to be a lot of glitches that I can’t fix…. But thanks for your words of encouragement and support. I too visit your posts regularly and love your void thoughts !

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