The answer is definitely no. Do you want to know the reason why?
I’ve been the Editor/Publisher of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette for a year now. The publication will surpass 19,000 hits in a few days. The Gazette on average sends my Triond Account several hits every day whether I post something or not. I now average three to four postings on the blog per week.
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For a long time I used my Gazette blog as a marketing tool for my articles and flash fiction stories on my Triond Account. In those days I would put up 10 to 14 posts every day. And it paid off. In one month my blog sent 224 hits to my Triond content. I thought I had found the answer to my desire for lots of Triond page views. Of course, at the same time I was struggling to publish content on Triond. I was busy busy busy. Then I got smart.
Writing is not only my passion it’s also my business. And we all know that in business time is money.
I was spending a lot of time on my blog trying to drive traffic to my Triond content. As I became more involved in the Triond Community by adding friends and reading and commenting on their content, I noticed that I was getting more traffic from the Triond Community than I was getting from my blog and I was putting in less time in the community than what I was putting into blogging.
So, I started focusing on active involvement in the community and started blogging whenever I felt like it. Now I’m getting more hits on my Triond Account than ever.
So, I don’t blog that much and it’s still very nice to get two, three and four hits on my Triond Account every day from my blog; but I’m getting far more traffic by just being an active participant in the Triond Community.