Actually it's not really a secret. And I uncovered it quite by accident. Unintentional is probably a better word!
Blogging in of itself is a social networking community. Key word being 'network.' Which means interaction and comments between blogs and bloggers.
Tuesday, I was on the road. All day. By the time I got home, I was SO exhausted, I went to bed not long after and barely checked my emails that day. Wednesday I was gone for part of the day and didn't comment on any blogs until that afternoon. (I've also been sick with a cold - yuck - and not felt like doing anything on top of it all.)
Guess what happened to my blog traffic last week? It went down - way down. My lack of interaction cut it in half. And not just on Tuesday or Wednesday. It still hasn't recovered.
So what does that teach us?
* Blogging requires interaction
* Blogging is a two-way street
* Bloggers are fickle!
Okay, maybe not that last one! LOL
What about you? When you miss a day, does your blog traffic go down? Do you blog every single day? (I'm not online on Saturdays.) Or do you blog just a couple times but you're commenting daily? Or just commenting on the blogs of those who comment?