Sunday, January 26, 2014

I'm Back!!

And...plan on staying this time around. I'm not gonna lie. I'm very competitive by nature. I have been since the time I was old enough to know what "winning" meant...and not in the Charlie Sheen sense of the word. When I started my blog last Spring, I was excited about the potential following I would build as well as becoming part of the blogging community. Initially, I thought I had something to be excited about, but quickly realized that my blog traffic and stats were tainted by fake blog traffickers. These "imposters" use automated bots that visit blogs in an effort to generate traffic for their own websites. When their web addresses show up in blog stats and people click on them out of curiosity, traffic is generated for their site. I really just didn't know what to do about it. The whole thing just sort of took the wind right out from under my little blogging sails. 

I really enjoy...and missed writing my posts, tinkering with my blog design, and meeting new people through blogging, so I started looking into the situation again. For whatever reasons, I've been able to find more information about it this time around. Everything I've read says they do not pose a threat to my blog and that the best way to get rid of them is to focus on building legit followers and blog traffic. As this happens, most of the advice I read said the fake ones will go away. Well...that's what I'm counting on anyway.

Another concern I had with my blog was that I pigeon-holed myself into a teaching blog. After the fact, I realized I wasn't happy with just that. I want to blog about whatever I find interesting or inspirational. And new blog was born! It's no longer the Sweet Life of Second Grade, but Where Everyone Knows...It's Wendy

I hope everyone enjoys. It's good to be back!

*Thanks for dropping by!


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  1. Wow interesting post. I don't know how to react to this

  2. Dawn...the traffic bots were a nightmare. I got really excited about the spiked increase in my traffic just to find out it was bogus. It was a mess, and I couldn't find much in the way of explanation or help. Since I started back, I haven't had any problems. Maybe Blogger addressed it in some way, or it just worked itself out like the few forums I was able to find said.


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