Behind the Scenes: A Shop Girl’s Blog Success

I’ve achieved an astounding amount of traffic over the course of the past three or four days, and first and foremost I would love to off a warm Texan “Howdy,” to my new readers to whatever corner’s of the Globe you may Reside:

This of course was achieved through a straight 48 hours of blog-a-thon-ing with a few Meet-and-Greets around WordPress.  It was tiring and at times quite trying on this poor dyslexic mind of mine, but in the end I came out with more traffic than I’ve seen on my little old blog since March of 2015.

Of Course today I’m tapped out on Meet & Greets, and my stats are not the the amazing proportions that they may have seen yesterday but I’m happy to feel back a part of the blogging community, there was a time there where I was feeling a little out of touch.  So here are some of th Meet & Greets I was a part of:

Share Your Blog This blog share, by Roberta Pimentel, is where I found the most variety of unique blogs.  With over a 1000 entries it took me a while to only make it half way before I had to move on to a change of scenery.

Mingle & Jingle  Mackenzie takes a blog party up a notch with delicious treats and be warned, there is music. (Something I forgot when checking for any new blogs on it at three this morning next to my poor once sleeping husband.) 😉

Share a Post Opinionated Man has created a new blog party, after the old one was seriously lagging with nearly 10,000 comments!

Dear Santa I can Explain…  Although D Parker and I may not always see eye to eye on matters, her brilliance and talent for the written expression continues to amaze.  Do much more than just visit this blog, take sometime to really explore all of her magnificent works!

Holiday Blogger Party  Things are just getting started at Conscious of the Heart!

Now when I say a part of, I don’t mean that I was simply posting my link and checking one or two.   Nope, I was spending hours upon hours, upon hours, of sifting through pages of comments, with a billion tabs at a time to work my way through.   And then, when I was out of material to read, that is when I finally posted my own information onto the comment section.

Being a full time mom, this is not something I can necessarily do on the regular, but it is something I did truly, despite the headaches from screen staring, truly enjoy!  There are so many great blogs out there, and I’m hoping to help spread their retail tidbits along with my own.  But I may make a new resolution to do a bit of blog bingeing at least one a month, considering this was so incredibly rewarding as well as successful.

Not to mention I received nearly 100 followers alone this week leading me up to:

screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-1-22-00-pmSo now I ask you Word Press Warriors to please practice blog participation karma.  And to my Google Search Engine readers, you are still the most alluring mystery to me:

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Until Next Time Fanboys and Girls–>

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52 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes: A Shop Girl’s Blog Success

  1. dannyj045 says:

    Great info! I recently started a blog about my law school experience check it out if you have a chance.
    Talesofanaspitinglawyer.com

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  2. Terri Webster Schrandt says:

    Congrats on your stats! Thanks for visiting my blog! Before I self-hosted, I was up to 1000 followers and had some fab stats! Once I self hosted, even with WordPress’ help, I lost many of my folllowers, so I feel like I’m starting over, now that I back to wordpress dot com since mid October. It’s all good, this is supposed to be fun, right?

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  3. Mackenzie says:

    Hehe- OH NO! So sorry that the music took ya by surprise 😉 Thanks for the mention though! I so appreciate it, and feel honored ❤ ❤ The search engine terms always give me a good laugh! Congrats on the 500!!! I know it will grow exponentially from there 🙂

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  4. Amy says:

    So, a couple of things, I found you via Opinionated Man, so hooray for all of us! Meet and Greets are awesome at bringing like minds together. To that end, I’ve worked in retail for 13 years now and I have always hated retail. Isn’t that terrible? I do love the sales aspect. I’m great at that, or I wouldn’t still be there. I love making and exceeding my goals. I love building a clientele, having them come in only for me. All of that is great. However, I’ve never had the stomach for the corporations who employ me. After about 2 years, I’ve had it and I need to move on before I break. That’s something definitely worth discussing. I’d love to get your perspective on that. Or maybe it’s just me?

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    • shopgirlanonymous says:

      Hey Amy! Corporate overlords are often very out of touch with the storefront itself, that’s just not their mindset, most were not built with a true retail spirit, thus why they are execs and not in retail. This is actually a huge basis of my book I wrote about my retail career, and is also lightly touched in my blog post posting next Tuesday.

      At this moment I’m in very early negotiations with an investor to open my own shop, which is very exciting but I don’t want to hold on too tightly. Wouldn’t that be grand?!

      Basically, I found my self in a situation, when I was at store level, that I just had to do my own thing, and so thing as I was confident, and so long as it was profitable, they didn’t ask questions and kept their distance. Not encouraging anarchy, just more, they hired me for my brain so I’m going to give them the greatest quality of my mental experience: https://shopgirlanonymous.com/2015/10/08/unlikely-lessons-from-an-unlikely-manager/

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  5. u2hearts says:

    Thank you, I needed a post like this. I had a really great day from a post on Flipboard giving me 2,216 hits in one day. Then I went back down to 20-50 and I got deflated. I’m new to blog him started in July and my traffic has built but slowly. Thank you for the advice and direction.

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    • shopgirlanonymous says:

      It can feel like you just put all your heart in soul for a temporary patch sometimes, but just know that some days will be amazing while others will remain stagnate, but no matter what so long as your gaining a follower or two a week through blog karma or promoting yourself here and there, then your blog is still growing. 🙂

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  6. u2heartsJamie says:

    Thank you. I needed a post like this. I got lucky with a Flipboard post and had a crazy number of hits in one day 2.216 and now I’m back down to 30-50. I’m a new blogger started in July and I got so deflated. Thank you for this uplifting post for hope and direction.

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    • shopgirlanonymous says:

      I had read about your Flipboard success and created mine last night! Though it auto stuck my blogs under strange categories such as “skateboarding” and “fish” Ill have to keep tinkering with it to figure it out!

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  7. michelle213norton says:

    Yes, well done!!! I keep thinking that if I spent more time on it I could get more action (Had my blog for about a year now.) Should have started when I was full-time mom. Now I’m full-time mom with full-time job trying to fit in fitness! Thanks for stopping! Looking forward to hearing about your blogging adventures!

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    • shopgirlanonymous says:

      Ya, I ended up taking a complete hiatus when I returned to full time employment. Another reason I’ve had to work so hard to build my following back up, most bloggers that once followed don’t even blog anymore. 😉 Break a leg…well not literally…you know what I mean! 😉

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  8. JESS @PT CONTENDER says:

    Congratulations on your new milestone! This was fun to read :)) i am glad we met at the mingle & jingle, & was also thinking the same thing! I am definitely going to do more of those from now on. It will be interesting to see how your monthly binging goes :))

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