On Janaury 1st four years ago, Cajsa started this blog! Around April I joined her and the rest is history. Please don’t look back at our old photos they are scary.
BUT – we are celebrating with a big brunch party at my house! Cajsa will be DJing and we hope to see you all there on Sunday morning. So bring your hangover and head over to my place.
It’s been a while since we added any contributors to the blogging family, but earlier today I saw Hybie mention that she might like to fashion blog again but wasn’t sure she’d want to commit to her own blog. Just a musing but I knew it was a great fit for It’s Only Fashion.
So I dropped her a line and said please come play in our sandbox and she said YES and so…
Please welcome our newest blogger, Hybie Mynx.
Can’t wait to see what she adds to the mix! WELCOME ABOARD HYBIE!
So after Cajsa did her unbelievably thorough marketing pieces for Creators (mostly fueled by frustration- don’t get us started) it was mulling through both our minds that not only do Creators need some sort of SOP for marketing success, so do us bloggers.
This list is by no means comprehensive or complete. Blogging is a real time evolving thing. It changes month to month. Day to day even. You don’t have to write complete sentences to be a blogger. (see what I did there?)
Regardless, there are some things you can do to improve your blog’s marketing and traffic and I thought I’d list of some of those basics here.
First of all quit lying about not caring about traffic. If you didn’t care about traffic your blog would be private or invitation only. You DO care. The degree to which you care is what is going to motivate you to take steps to market your blog effectively, and how aggressively you market yourself.
We bloggers are peacocks of various ilk. That’s ok. It’s what we do. So then, where to start? Continue reading
So Cajsa sent me this info last night and I thought I’d share some info about IOF for 2010 cuz I’m all interested in us and stuff. It’s not a fashion post but, it’s an interesting look back on what went well on IOF and what you guys are looking at and for. So here we go:
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.
The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 120,000 times in 2010. If it were an exhibit at The Louvre Museum, it would take 5 days for that many people to see it.
In 2010, there were 624 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 2105 posts. There were 99 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 33mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was July 3rd with 776 views. The most popular post that day was Sexy In Slink .
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were plurk.com, fashionfeedofsl.com, fashionplanet.worldofsl.com, slfeed.net, and iheartsl.com.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for steampunk dress, it’s only fashion, art nouveau, tattooed lady, and short hair styles.
Authors Note:I am annoyed that our most popular post includes my hoar friend Ersatz……sigh,I may have to beg her to blog with me more often eh?
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Sexy In Slink July 2010
Lydia, the Tattooed Lady March 2009
Digit Does Art Nouveau June 2009
Dita Did It February 2009
Irresistible Peacocks June 2008
Note to self: They want more steampunk.