I don’t know what happened to my Hot Wheels, Legos and quite a few of the toys I loved playing with as a kid but I just know if I still had them I would be an eBay millionaire and I wouldn’t rely upon this blog to pay the bills.
Confession: This blog really doesn’t pay all of my bills but I sure wish it did. Would make my life so much easier.
My Newest Experiment
Those of you who hang out here on a regular basis know I like to experiment with plugins and blog designs to see what provides the best performance and opportunity to build the base and community.
My newest experiment began about ten minutes ago when I activated Google Plus comments. There are several different plugins that you can use to make this happen at your blog.
The one I really want to try out Â is called Comments Evolved but there are some technical details on my end that I need to work out before I try that particular one.
In the interim I am very curious to see what sort of impact Google Plus comments have here.
What I Hope For
In a perfect world they’ll help with my SEO efforts and will make it much easier to expand my reach and drive more traffic here which ideally will lead to an expanded readership, buckets of money and a several book deals.
Regardless of what happens I expect to learn a few things through this experience and that is always important and useful to me.
FWIW, I have already found Google Plus to be an excellent source of traffic. It is one of my favorite social media platforms so it made sense to me to try and expand how I use it.
One Other Major Tip to Share
When you are trying to build your blog and increase your readership there is one major tip to share with you. Write for people and engage with them on their blogs and around the various social media platforms.
People power social media. My experience has proven to me there is a direct correlation between how active you are and the response/engagement you receive from others.
Whenever I see a continuous and sustained increase in traffic here I can always associate a significant part of it with the time I spend talking with people around the blogosphere, Twitter, G+ and elsewhere.
My Google Plus Badge
If you want to hang on with me on Google Plus feel free to use the badge on the side of the page.
Hope to see you here and elsewhere real soon. Â If you have comments/thoughts/ideas to share please do not hesitate to do so.