1) Pay attention to traffic. This has helped me better adjust my content as well as the days I post. Fewer people read on Sundays no matter the content, more people will visit on Mondays looking for what they missed. As I plan my posts I keep these trends in mind.
2) Social Media is your friend. I’ve never been too big in social media so this has been a learning curve for me. I just got a twitter account this month and I’m sure I don’t know half of its benefits, but it has increased my exposure to the traveling community.
3) Consistency. I’ve learned this from my personal habits of reading blogs before publishing my own. If you consistently post you will have consistent readers, sure your content plays into effect but even with great content if you post infrequently your readers will be less inclined to visit.
4) Whatever your niche may be there is a community, show some love. Guest post, re-link, re-tweet, re-digg and share good content. It’s not only a positive thing to do, but it comes back to you. Others in your community will appreciate your effort for their cause and are more willing to return the attention.
5) Keeping momentum and structure. I keep an idea/inspiration journal just for my blog full of possible posts, reoccurring themes, favorite content that I’d like to link back to, blogs to look for and lists of how to develop certain locations. I’ve also developed a schedule for when I’m working on my blog because otherwise I spend all day lost in social media and the blogosphere.
Heather is passionate about 3 things. 1) traveling 2) humanity 3) education. In 2012, upon earning her Integrated Studies degree in History & Political Science she is leaving her life in Salt Lake City , Utah to live the life of an expat. With only the intention to travel, she is leaving the planning & itinerary to where the trade winds of the universe send her. Follow Heather’s journey on her blog HeathersHarmony, @heathertravels and facebook