I didn't even have a lot of time to celebrate hitting my 400th follower, because all of a sudden I blinked and was at 403. This latest milestone made me smile.
A few people ask how I do it. Simple, I network, and I make sure my blog can easily be found.
I have had dozens find me through google alone. If you look at my traffic referrals, google is easily my overall #1 source.
One thing that helps a lot are my images. I make sure to name my image files with clear and easy to find names now. It took me a while to start doing this. If you look at my first post, the image files are names 'images' or 'idaho2newlarger.jpeg.' Not exactly things people search for.
Now, if people look for Charlie Sheen pictures with his army of assassins, or funny meth pictures, or 'derp' faces, I'm there. Taco trucks, dj's, evil kittehs, I'm there. And every little bit helps. If you look at more recent stats, you can see specific images that people find, and the broad keyword searches they use to find me.
To my first 400+, I thank you. I look forward to growing with you, and hope to grow to 1,000 and beyond with your support.
Almost as an afterthought, here is the mandatory goofiness for the weekend. The song seems appropriate, and this vid combines one of my favorite bands with one of my favorite video games. Enjoy the show!
Thanks again. Much love.