I've had an amazing year so far in terms of traffic, my website Higgypop.com has dramatically leapt into the lead as my most visited and most profitable website as a result of my blogging efforts.
So far in 2017 I've written over 150k words and averaged one new article a day, focussing on topics of magic, potions, mysteries, the unexplained and paranormal.
In the space of the last 30 days my site has gone from being ranked outside the top 1 million websites in the world to inside the top 100,000 on the industry website traffic ranking website Alexa.
In one rolling 30 day period between April and May I was just short of hitting 1 million page views in a 30 day period for the first time ever. In May alone I generated over 800k page views and 2.2 million ad impressions.
As well as blogging I've also continued my YouTube video production on a weekly basis, I'm seeing growth there too and am about to surpass 50,000 subscribers. I'm planning another potion set giveaway to celebrate this.
I've also made some upgrades to Higgypop.com including a Google Analytics integration which shows the top tending pages from the last 24 hours on the site. I've added a quiz mechanic, ouija board widget and slideshows.
The site now also includes most commented and most shared functionality.