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Blog and Retire Case Study Week 49

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What’s in It and What Did I Do?

First off let me just say that I know this post is 2 days later than normal, and that’s okay, and I explain why here.

This past week I mostly just wrote blog posts on the house blog. I decided to write 2 a day until October ended. I wanted to get over 6,000 unique visitors and over 40,000 pageviews, and I succeeded. Another way to get more pageviews and unique visitors quick to reach a reachable goal is to submit your posts to stumbleupon and digg. I suggest you submit your blog post each time it is published, but I’m not super ritualistic when it comes to that. Every once in awhile I just submit a lot of posts, and it’s usually at the end of the month when I want to reach a quota I have in mind. So those were my only two tricks for boosting my pageviews at the end of the month to reach my goal, and that’s all I did for my blog this past week.

Week 49 however is a bit different than my actions this past week. My big suggestion in Week 49 is about commenting. But not just any old commenting. Commenting on big blogs. And not just commenting, but being the first one to leave a comment on a blog that gets a lot of comments. The first comment tends to get the most attention of people browsing that blog, so it’s the best spot for your comment to be. You also might get the most attention from the blog owner.

Not only that, but find popular tweeters in your niche. Tweeting something to them that you know will get a response (like a question for instance) will almost force them to respond to you and then your @username will be tweeted by them, giving you a higher chance of more people coming to know of your existence. People will be thinking subconsciously, “If so and so talked to you, then you must be cool.” And some people will check you out.

The other tip I have for twitter is to find people who have a lot of followers who tend to retweet when someone @mentions them. Some people always retweet what others say to them, so when you discover a person like that, make sure you @mention them so they retweet your tweet. Then your message will not only go out to him/her and your own followers, but their followers as well. Just another way to get more attention on twitter. And if you want to be a successful blogger, one of the number one things you need is attention.

Case Study Blog Stats

Here are the official house blog stats for October:

  • Unique Visitors: 6,172
  • Number of Visits: 16,824
  • Number of Pageviews: 41,113
  • Number of Hits: 195,487
  • Links around the web: 888
  • Search Keyphrases: 1,081
  • Twitter Tweets: 5,188, Following: 2,876, Followers: 2,686
  • Fans on 1house1couple’s Facebook page: 220


As I said, I reached my goal of receiving over 6,000 unique visitors and over 40,000 pageviews. I am happy with that considering how little work I did this entire month to obtain that goal. Think about how much farther you could climb if you actually did what was in Blog and Retire University.

You can sign up for week 1 now and get started on your successful blog. But really, if you don’t become a Blog and Retire Member, week 1 will only help you get started, and after that there will be so much you will be missing and need to know. So if you’ve already signed up for week one, and you’ve been holding out (you know who you are) it’s time to step up and become a member with unlimited access forever for a one time payment of just $24. Then you will know all the things you need to do each day for an entire year in order to create a successful blog from the ground up. I firmly believe that anyone can do it if you follow my steps. So get started now. Don’t wait. The longer you wait, the longer your freedom waits.

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