As 2016 comes to a close, I took the time to look back on all of 2016 in regards to this blog and how far it has come. We have been through 3 theme changes and finally finding one that I can work with in the future in regards to enhancing even more. Each week, I look at traffic stat’s using a wide range of free tools and even a paid one.
I set a lot of goals for 2016 but did not reach all of them. What I can tell you is the biggest goal was hiring an editor. As a blogger, we tend to think we can do it all and don’t need help but hiring an editor is actually a big help. An editor can be the fact checker, link checker, grammar checker and also provide feedback of the blog overall from an everyday reader. If you have not hired and editor or have ever had one period, might I suggest you reach out on a freelance website to get one.
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Even if you hire an editor for 30 days to look over as much content as possible in the time frame that you set, your blog will be a lot better as a whole because you are getting someone who is strictly there to improve the message that you are trying to say. An editor can do a lot of things like I mentioned earlier. After diving deep into stat’s of 2016, the content below is what was most read.
12 months – Each post mentioned below had the most views for that given month
12 Popular Posts from 2016
- There are more than one framework to use for WordPress. We list the best ones to use. Take a look when you have a moment. Alternative WordPress Frameworks
- This premium theme just makes me hungry. Do browse around the demo version. Brunch Pro – 3rd Party Genesis Framework Theme
- An excellent business theme with the homepage the center of attention. Check out Digital Pro – StudioPress Theme
- This theme I think would suite copywriters but it can be used for any niche. Interior Pro – StudioPress Theme
- You could use this theme as a business theme or even for the copywriting niche. Love the homepage layout. Hello Pro – 3rd Party Genesis Framework Theme
- I list the tools over my whole blogging career I had used/made money from and currently using. List is updated as I removed 2 before creating this post I want nothing to do with. Resources & Tools To Make Money Online Blogging
- The most visited page all year. How To Start A WordPress Blog On The Genesis Framework
- Just a couple of things to keep in mind… Things To Do After Publishing A Blog Post
- A page constantly updated as I test out plugins. WordPress Plugins That Are Powering WPOutcast
- The only plugin I use to post code in a blog post. How To Use Crayon Syntax Highlighter Plugin
- A guide to prove how easy it is. How To Install A Genesis Framework Theme
- Judging from the lot’s of views this month, looks like people are either starting a new blog or cashing in on various web hosting discounts. Either way, this page got the most views in Dec. by far. Best WordPress Hosting For Bloggers
Final Thoughts For 2016
This blog has come a long way, in 2016 I started adding tutorials and not just announce new themes making the blog more resourceful then just a theme blog. There are goals set for 2017 and only way to find out if I reached them is to wait for 2017 year-end blog post. Stick around WPOutcast and let’s both have much success with our blogs.
Never give up on your goals and work hard.
Happy New Year from the WPOutcast team.