Is your blog a bonsai or a meadow of weeds?

I have a balance of both – i.e. the bonsai and the weed.

Why bonsai? Because some of my blogs grow at such a slow pace, they are almost not growing at all. By growing, I mean the pagerank, traffic and RSS subscriber numbers. Yet, I call it a bonsai because though they grow very slowly, the ad incomes from these blog are lucrative. One of my barely three months old blog has made a lot of money.

Meanwhile, I have my personal blog which grows and grows and yet, I don’t earn much from it. Recently, I notice an increase in traffic because of Google indexing. I saw an increase in organic traffic. Unfortunately, the income is almost stagnant.

So, between a fast growing blog and one that stays unknown, I will prefer building a few more of such bonsai blogs. My advice is not to be too fast or too impatient in seeing your blog growth. Fill it with lots of useful keywords and just sit back and wait for it to ‘mature’. Good luck in making money blogging.

Post Author: lilian

10 thoughts on “Is your blog a bonsai or a meadow of weeds?

    (September 2, 2008 - 12:57 pm)

    thanks for sharing & tips


    (September 2, 2008 - 2:36 pm)

    I have only 1 blog, which is mostly on food topics. I wish I could’ve gone back and change many of the photos and the titles for better SEO.. those are my weeds. The newer posts are more carefully “planted” lol.

    bb community

    (September 2, 2008 - 8:59 pm)

    i just wouldn’t care what kind of blog i have, as long as i earn money, i do what also can, haha~


    (September 3, 2008 - 2:50 am)

    I just can agree to that what bb said in his comment: I dont care what kind of blog I have as long as i earn money :) Great statement! But interesting article anyhow.


    (September 5, 2008 - 8:05 pm)

    I’m going to be starting a blog this week and these tips are a great help


    (September 6, 2008 - 12:08 pm)

    I have started mine for slightly more than a month, its growing but slowly in terms of uniques and pageviews. And my adsense isn’t that great, but I guess I just have to wait, since I got no PR and nothing yet. And continue to write unique quality articles!


    (September 7, 2008 - 4:39 am)

    hoho. as long as my blog alive. I don’t care if anyone call my blog is just like bonsai. :D

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    (September 9, 2008 - 8:45 pm)


    Blog is the well medium for publishing your thoughts to the people.And your blog no doubt a well informative.



    (September 9, 2008 - 8:48 pm)

    Great Article.Thanks for sharing. Keep posting like this wonderful post.

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    (February 13, 2009 - 2:48 am)

    Definately a Bonsai. Slow growing generally means better quality!

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