So apparently if you take a short break from blogging and take your website offline you not only loose most of your readers, Google forgets about you as well.
I had been diligently blogging since the girls were born. True, I started my blog expecting it would be more of a record for me AMD that would never really have any readers. However, I also started it because of the comfort I found in reading other people’s blogs when I was pregnant with the twins and I didn’t know what to expect, so I was hoping to return the favour.
Little by little my blog grew. I posted every day and even won a few awards. Then my blog got a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and even its own email. I was following other blogs, reading and learning, really enjoying my experience.
Whether enjoyable or not when you are mom you do have to make sacrifices. So when restarted working again, and we were in the process if moving, I had to take a break. There was just no time to even think about blogging.
Now that things have settled down I am back again, and I am FRUSTRATED!
Before the break I used to get on average 100 hits on a day I didn’t post and 200-400 on a day I did. Now, I get 10! It seems even my followers don’t read my posts and Google is mad at me for going off line. I guess because all links to my site became broken Google started to ignore me? I don’t really know why but it sucks!
I really do appreciate some of the great followers I do have like Our Magical Chaos, Journey2dfuture, Mommy Flying Solo and Mummyshymz. To you lovely ladies, thank you and be sure to check out their blogs.
So now you know. If you take your site down or take a break you may have to start all the way back at the beginning again. It makes me sad, but I don’t regret my decision. I would have been nice to know what I was in for though.
I can say that since I was last blogging there are tons of new people to meet and new blogs to follow, which I did not expect either, and I am really enjoying it.
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