Advice for Growing my Blog

As I continue to blog, I keep running into some recurring questions. Ironic that a blog with ‘advice’ in the title is looking for some.  I can

The whole SEO is really new to me.  I’ve followed a few suggestions, heeded some good advice, installed the Yoast SEO plugin, and went through the steps.  I’ve noticed a few more hits through Google, but NONE through Bing.  I know my site is still very new, but I thought by now I might be generating some traffic.  I have researched, and just can’t figure out what some of these terms even mean.  I need to add a meta-description.  Cool.  What is it?  Besides ‘a snipet of code, blah, blah, blah.’  More work is definitely needed on my part on this topic obviously.

The other BIG problem for me is E-mail subscriptions.  I have none.  I have a subscription form on every page, and a pop up.  I’m coming to the realization that maybe my site just isn’t that interesting, that there just isn’t much interest in the whole engineering thing.  Maybe I’m just not very good at coming up with content.  I’ve been doing fairly well with ‘hits’ to my site, but no one is subscribing.

Need Ideas

Facebook groups.  This has been driving me nuts.  I have a personal page.  Have had it for years.  So now I create a page as ‘theengineersadvice‘.  Simple.  But Facebook wont allow me to join groups as my page?  They will not allow multiple profiles, but at the same time, you can’t use your ‘page’ as your business effectively.  Maybe I am missing something, but I really have no desire to link my personal page to my business page.

So this post is pretty much a cry for help, desperate plea, or whatever else you might want to call it.  Maybe I’ll start a new page called “Blowing off Steam Saturdays.”

Thanks in advance for any help and advice!


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