I appreciate all of you who so faithfully visit, read and share here at Busy-at-Home! The blog is growing and so are the opportunities to create income for my family and to let more and more people know that living abundantly, contentedly and happily on a frugal budget is totally doable. The more people who visit, the more recipes and tips I get to share, the greater the chance that families will bake together or share a meal around the table instead of whizzing through the drive-thru and the more chances there are that someone will find tips to get their finances back on track, stretching their family’s budget in ways they never realized was possible. I am very blessed that God has provided a means for me to be able to share some of my life experiences and the things I’ve learned; and I’m excited at the possibilities for the future.
That being said, I need my site to get noticed. Noticed, by those entities who catalog, index and rank websites. They determine where, and even if, we show up in a search engine. If you don’t create content for the Internet, you’re like most of us. Until I started blogging, I had no idea how much happens behind the scenes to make a website “recognized” or popular. I love to write. I love people and sharing ideas. So, I started a blog. It’s growing and doing well because of all of you and because you tell your friends and family about us. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and I love you for doing it. It is still one of the most thrilling things, for me, to come to the site and find that you have taken the time to comment on a post or offer suggestions of your own! I thrive on that interaction!
Taking my blog to “the next level” requires some behind the scenes things on my part, that I am beginning to learn and implement, but there is also something that all of you could do to help. A popular website ranking and indexing site, Alexa, uses many variables to decide what your “scores” are and the information they share with search engines about your site. One of the things that can make a difference is for readers to have left a review of Busy-at-Home on Alexa. I would like to humbly ask for you to share your feedback on Alexa, if some of you have an extra minute over the next few days, and feel led to do it. This isn’t a contest and I’m not asking for gushing accolades to get attention, but if you enjoy Busy-at-Home, if you have found value in the information we publish and truly like the site, your review would be helpful to our growth and quite honestly, it would mean the world to me. 🙂 (I’m one of those “words of affirmation” people if you’re familiar with The 5 Love Languages.) If you’ve learned something, been helped in any way, if I’ve made you laugh or wrote about something you can relate to in your own family, I hope you’ll share it.
So, if you could do a line or two reviewing Busy-at-Home, I would be incredibly grateful. The link to do that is at Alexa. Click REVIEWS on the row of blue tabs and then scroll down to write your comment.
The other thing you can do, that makes a huge difference in our being noticed, is in that little bar at the bottom of all our posts. Tweeting about a post on Twitter or sharing any of my posts on Facebook is tremendous exposure for us! I’ve tried to make it simple, so all you have to do is click the button and hit submit.
Thanks again, for all your encouragement and help! I appreciate it!