Binary Blogger started off as a hobby, it still is, but I am finding that I want to expand it more and more. I see what others have done and are doing with their blogs and I look at mine and think ‘I can do that.’.
I have Google Analytics on this blog to watch the traffic and I have been shocked at what has transpired over the past 6 months. As I started to write different types of articles, more focused on a topic, my traffic jumped exponentially. Other than posting articles from time to time and advertising that I have a new post on my Twitter account I don’t do any marketing. Yet I have many thousands of unique visitors each month. Wow.
My Twitter account has less than 500 followers and that hasn’t been my main source of traffic yet it’s the medium I put the most energy and time into. According to the data I am backwards and ignoring the masses that come to see what I am producing.
Starting in June I am going to put together a plan to bulk up BinaryBlogger.com. Get more posts in more variety of topics. Instead of just focusing on Cloud, Identity Management, Video Games I am going to start throwing out Entertainment Reviews of TV shows, movies, create how to articles on everything and start adding recipes since I love to cook and talking about my photography.
As a unique addition to that I am going to put together a Binary Blogger Newsletter. Start off as a monthly gem that shows up in your email box that contains more fun stuff to brighten your day that won’t be on the blog or on Twitter. Maybe over time I will get into the contests and give aways, guest postings (I have requests all the time for those).
The question is will anyone subscribe to the Newsletter? Hopefully next week I should have the process fine tuned. I will be using Mail Chimp for the newsletter. It’s free and was the most recommended that I came across.
I don’t have anything ready to go out yet but you can subscribe to the newsletter now and be the first to receive it. I promise the only thing you will receive from me is the newsletter no more than twice a month. I’m not going to be that guy…
To give you a flavor of the fun I plan to have, the subscription process is more fun than others.
Binary Blogger has spent 20 years in the Information Security space currently providing security solutions and evangelism to clients. From early web application programming, system administration, senior management to enterprise consulting I provide practical security analysis and solutions to help companies and individuals figure out HOW to be secure every day.