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Sometimes it can be helpful to play a little “what if”. What makes any writing site successful?  It comes down to traffic. Traffic is driven by great content. People write and share ideas and work and that creates traffic. If and when all the traffic comes from inside a closed society the traffic becomes a traffic jam and the site disappears. We have seen it happen over and over again. No one is crying wolf or making any predictions. It just seems like it’s “us” that have the opportunity to determine the outcome.

A little research and a good look at some sites and blogs that are very successful for decades are a place to begin digging for clues on some best practices. I have been doing some of the research for almost a year. I have not been doing it alone, it’s been a team effort with a lot of different points of view. We searched for some concrete best practices. Why? Because there are people who are passionate about creativity and what they do. Not everyone values creativity the same and people have different talents and interests.  A team that can work together and celebrate difference and learn to appreciate all strengths of others and collaborate, can create a site that lives, flourishes and grows.

Experts say seo and the length of articles can be a key factor. The goal is at least 300 words. These are not just filler words, these need to be words of value. Your topic has to relevant enough to create an audience. I am going to share an example from Virily, maybe several over time.

RasmaSandra has been writing about all the different states. The articles are interesting and accurate. So in our tutoring group for children her articles are read for them to learn about the different states. This author doesn’t know because these children are not on the site and still it brings great value because it brings others to the site and they find things to enjoy.

The local bird club in Park City Utah follows Carol’s photos and enjoys the beauty of things many of them can’t see where they live. Does she benefit directly? No, but the site does so we all benefit from the exposure and traffic.

Creators of content only get paid then the site is making money. So what would happen if once a week a group of people intentionally stepped outside the norm and wrote a post for the team? What if they created just one post with great content, keywords and appealed to different people and met all the criteria?  What would happen if everyone shared that on social media where others might have the same interest?

I don’t know the answer and still I think there are some people here who know the answers. 

  • Are we savvy enough to be a team to promote the success of all?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do we listen and take action when someone presents an idea?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do we think, write, create and invite from outside our little box?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Can we write one for the team once a week?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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  1. I think everyone here does good job promoting the site and the content is engaging. One problem though with the keywords is that tags are only working for a very few users right now. That cripples us a bit as far as getting views from outside. We all should do what we can. I do and will continue. Nice idea to act on.

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