The Guide to Success With Online Writing, Part 3: Float Like a Log

Zach3000Starred Page By Zach3000, 16th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Part three of the series teaches you how to ride the flow of page views while managing other writing portfolios. This is very helpful to understand if you maintain work on several websites or blogs. Read to learn how to float with success.


In part one of The Guide to Success With Online Writing, we learned that if you desire longevity as an online writer, then you must be able to adapt to the changing environment.

The analogy used in part one was allow yourself to bend - like a river - rather than be an ineffective flood, only to be forgotten when the waters recede and dry up.

Part one also challenges the online writer to build up high-quality content, with the intended purpose of publishing an ebook later on, down the road.

If you are interested in writing and publishing an ebook, please read my Wikinut article on how to do so, found here.

Part two of the series teaches the online writer how to be successful by producing high-quality fruit. By writing great pieces consistently, you will build a readership of followers that will help propel you into further success.

It is vital to build a following of devoted followers if you want to make it as an online writer.

Part Three: Float Like a Log

The main concept of part three is the concept of "floating like a log."

What do I mean by this?

Most online writers are paid by the page view. So this means that it is important to do some analysis on what is causing the page views to rise or fall, or stay the same.

Most of the time, it is very easy to tell which articles are boosting your page views. Typically, if you release a new article, then your page views will go up, because you have added new content to your resource library.

Using good SEO techniques, as well as promoting your work, can also boost your page views.

However it is important to understand how you can manage several writing websites at once, and this is where you will start using the concept of "floating like a log."

Use the Tools to Your Advantage

Most websites provide tools to analyze the page views per article. The best analytic tools will also provide page views for all time.

By using these tools, you can keep track of the page views day by day. If you notice that the overall page views begin to fall, then it is time to take action.

However, if you notice that the page views are maintaining at a steady pace, you can opt to manage your other online writing portfolios while the current online property is maintaining a steady pace.

If you allow your writing portfolio to drop sharply, then you are likened to trees that have sunk down to the bottom of the lake. They will only be remembered as relics, only to eventually petrify from old age.

Do you want to be known as a relic, petrified from old age?

Most people would say no to this, as they want to stay relevant to their audience of readers.

So don't allow yourself to sink!

Instead, float like a log, down the river of success.

Wikinut Article

If you are interested in learning more about maintaining your online writing portfolio, consider reading my Wikinut article found here.

Closing Thoughts

Be aware that the tools are available for your continued success, but you have to be willing to use them.

Floating like a log will work as long as other factors are working to your advantage. Lots of organic traffic is always helpful to get organic page views.

However, if your page views are mainly attributed to your own promotion efforts, then don't expect for the page view analysis to provide an accurate representation of readership.

These waters are as unpredictable as the open ocean, filled with hungry sharks.

You never know what to expect until something is nibbling on your toes.

These shark-infested waters represent random marketing events which propel visitors to your content, such as promoting on Twitter or Facebook.

Hopefully, these readers will read and come back, but there is no guarantee of that to happen.

So keep in mind that the analysis tools you have will only give you details of organic traffic that flows naturally onto the respective writing website.

Keep on Reading!

This wonderful series continues on. Use this link to continue reading part four of the series.


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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Great info - thanks :)

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks, Zach. Now that I have caught up with my messages, I hope to pay more attenion to your advice.

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author avatar Denise O
17th Jan 2012 (#)

This is a very creative and well written piece. Well done. Great presentation. I agree with all you have stated. I have to get caught up with my messages and read more of your stuff. Glad you are Ivyevelyn, lubs ya hon.
Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar ittech
17th Jan 2012 (#)

well written

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Good informative, but all it says is just to keep writing and use the SEO technique to best advantage.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
17th Jan 2012 (#)

Great information, thank you!

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author avatar Zach3000
17th Jan 2012 (#)

GV Rama Rao,
I also says to use the analytic tools to measure when you need to add new content versus not and managing other writing portfolios.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
11th Mar 2012 (#)

Brilliantly written. Thanking you for sharing.

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