This month, March 2008, marks 2 full years since the launch of ClickNewz.com
I actually started my first blog almost 4 years ago on Blogger.com, but made the switch to WordPress in March of 2006. That was a major turning point, and one of the best blogging decisions I've made...
I have spent these last two years blogging consistently, testing out various ways to make money blogging, building a loyal readership, and basically getting a solid feel for the blogosphere. While I havent yet done an all out blog marketing campaign for ClickNewz, it has grown steadily on its own over time.
One of my goals for this year though, is to push ClickNewz to the next level.
With over 1000 blog posts, and over 7000 comments, I'd say this is a pretty good starting point
One thing I have learned, through much testing and tracking, is that the best form of monetization is a combination of affiliate marketing and product sales. While this may not hold true for all blogs, or for all niches, there are some obvious drawbacks to selling text links or doing sponsored blog posts.
I have also learned quite a bit about blog marketing over the last two years, and prefer a combination of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and Social Networking to successfully promote a blog. Outside of the search engines, the majority of my traffic comes from discussion forums and other blogs.
For me personally, blogging has been both a great experience and a great experiment. I can say without a doubt that I will be continuing and expect I'll see many more anniversaries for ClickNewz...
Many thanks to the regular readers, because you truly make this blog what it is. Without you I'd be talking into thin air and it would be quite boring around here! Thank you for the links, for your comments, for the Scratchback Luv and for your feedback and suggestions. YOU ROCK!