It's 4 years and 4 months now that I started this blog. And for the most part of these 4 years my daily page views have never gone past 200. I tried hard to move it permanently up and failed repeatedly. Last year, I gave up ever making money from my blog or garnering traffic. I only kept blogging because I enjoyed sharing my personal stories and tech knowledge.
I read several great guides on how to grow my blog and one of my favorite is How To Make Money With a Blog by Christianpf.com
I knew that if I followed diligently his recommendations, my blog will grow. But the problem is I don't enjoy doing some of them. They are hard work and the type that I don't like. And I believed there are bloggers who don't work harder than I do and are doing sort of fine. It's not that I want to my blog to rank next to mashable.com or bellanaija.com. All I want is just some result for my efforts, a little growth perhaps.
But suddenly, in June I noticed something happen. In a day I got over 200 page views, in fact, I got over 1000 page views. I thought it was one of those one-off incidents that won't last. But 3 months now, it seems it's a permanent one. My page views have been steadily going up since June to 6,556 (six thousand five hundred and fifty-six!) page views for just yesterday. And my adsense earnings too have skyrocketed!
What did I do that I haven't been doing? Nothing, really.
Google suddenly started sending more traffic.