The Old Soldier knows that a lot of you reading this are bloggers, too. The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette has been online for three years and eight months. It averages over 300 hits every day. I hope that by the end of this year it will average around 400 hits every day. It’s a process; but I remember when this blog could not get 50 hits in one day.
There are a lot of ways to increase the number of hits that your blog gets.
One of the things that I have learned about getting more hits is that there are two basic kinds of posts. There are posts that have a long shelf life and there are posts that have a short shelf life.
A post with a long shelf life offers something that your readers can use over and over again or that stays of interest for weeks and even months.
A post with a short shelf life offers something that is here today and gone tomorrow.
The thing is, you need both kinds of posts to build your blog with.
How’s everyone doing this Memorial Day? The Old Soldier had a salad for breakfast, he did a little housekeeping and he did his breathing and stretching exercises. There’s karaoke this weekend. It’s around 9:00 a.m. in the City of Pittsburgh and he’s ready for the rest of the day.
Don’t forget, if you write flash fiction I want to see it. The Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is now a paying market. And even though this magazine focuses on sex a lot your story does not have to be about sex. Send me literary and mainstream stories, too. The submissions tab is at the top of the page. I like to publish a new story the first week of every month.
Keep reading and keep writing that flash fiction.
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