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5 Tips for Bringing More Traffic to Your Healthy Living Blog – A Tribute to @KellyOlexa

The fabulous Kelly-O!

Today  is a National Holiday… Well not really, but it certainly should be – it’s FitFluential  founder, @kellyolexa’s BIRTHDAY!!

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Who is Kelly?  Kelly records AWESOME vlogs that are very entertaining (I think she’s hilarious!) and she has a great blog.  She’s also always sharing social media tips with the FitFluential family.  (If you’ve never seen any of her vlogs, then I urge you to go watch a few from her YouTube channel – then come on back here to watch my vlog).

So, in honour of Kelly’s special day, I’ve recorded this Tribute/Kelly-style vlog with my 5 tips for bringing more traffic to your blog for you to enjoy with your venti Starbucks latte:

And in case you aren’t one to watch vlogs (or you were too busy to watch my vlog – in which case I’m deeply hurt)  here’s a summary of my tips:

  1. Join Fitfluential: If you would like to take your healthy living blogging, vlogging and tweeting to the next level and earn some income by working with brands, then join FitFluential. FitFluential offers coaching and guidance so that you can improve your online presence. Applying is easy – fill out this form and hope for the best – you never know unless you try!
  2. Tweet… Tweet often… And Tweet some more: Engage with other people on Twitter, get to know them, build a community, and interact with your blog readers. Your best source of blog traffic is from others who know you and respect you. A wise person (maybe it was Kelly?) once told me to be active in the community that you wish to build.
  3. Create interesting and great content: Be yourself. Write about things YOU are passionate about. Don’t try to be anyone other than yourself (except when recording a tribute vlog *wink*).
  4. Do unto others as you would like done onto you: If you read a great post, then take the time to leave a comment, then share the post with your friends.  Tweet it, share it on FaceBook, Pin it on Pinterest etc.  What goes around comes around.  If you are sharing and participating then it is more likely that your readers will share and comment on your posts.
  5. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn: Tell everyone about your fabulous blog.  Share your posts, yanno, amongst the other great posts your sharing from item #4.  Tweet, pin, facebook share… Tell everyone!  Scream it from a mountain top:
    I JUST WROTE A GREAT POST AND YOU SHOULD READ IT!
    Seriously, don’t be shy – if you’re reading this then I KNOW you have great content – so tell everyone!

Doing these 5 steps over the past three months has caused my site traffic to DOUBLE!  So Kelly, if you’re reading and watching my vlog, Happy birthday girl!  Thank you for all of your wise words and advice!

Happy Birthday Kelly!

Question/Sharing: Have you ever had a post go viral?  What was your post about?

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  • Cheryl
    April 2, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Great post and great tips….time to start leaving more comments! Happy Monday!

    • Janice
      April 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

      Ha ha – you and me both Cheryl – time to follow my own advice 🙂

  • Tara Burner
    April 2, 2012 at 8:33 am

    great post and tribute to Ms Kelly!!!

    • Janice
      April 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks Tara! You follow these tips VERY well!

  • Angie
    April 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Just like Kelly lol! Great tips.

    • Janice
      April 2, 2012 at 7:53 pm

      Ha ha, for some reason I can’t picture Kelly bouncing a baby on her hip though 🙂 Thanks Angie!

  • AmyC
    April 2, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Love it! Especially the venti Starbucks =)

    • Janice
      April 2, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks Amy – cheers and have a great week!

  • Tamara
    April 2, 2012 at 9:50 am

    Thanks for a great post!
    I attribute the fabulous change in my blog’s traffic to following Kelly’s advice too!

    I’ve only had one post go sort of viral; it was a post called ‘everything I need to know about exercise I learned from knitting’ and it got Freshly Pressed on WP. Not sure why this one, but very exciting to wake up and find your email box full of comments!

    Have a great Kelly Olexa day!

    • Janice
      April 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

      Wow! That’s really cool Tamara!

  • Kodjo
    April 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Janice,
    I love all these pointers. A Blog’s success is increasing going to be determine by the bloggers Social Media presence. And Kelly is spot on when she says “Do unto others as you would like done onto you”. That rule never fails !
    Happy birthday Kelly 🙂

    • Janice
      April 2, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      So true – And you are VERY good at doing unto others! Thanks for all of your kind comments, tweets and shares!

      • Kodjo
        April 2, 2012 at 7:46 pm

        Wow, I just re-read my comment. Riddled with mistakes it was LOL! I guess that’s what happens when you keep one eye on the stock market and the other on a passionate Blog such as FitnessCheerleader!! Any time, Janice 😉

  • RunEatRepeat
    April 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Happy Birthday Kelly!

  • Amber K
    April 3, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I haven’t had a post go viral, but I mostly write my blog for me and my family. If it helps someone else, cool. But, I just like having fun. 🙂

  • Kelly Olexa
    April 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    you are SOOOOOOOOOOOO ADORABLE!!!! XOOXOX

  • Wendy Flynn Del Monte
    September 28, 2012 at 11:33 am

    LOVE this! The coffee cracked me up!

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