Going beyond social media-using adwords to increase your readership



Whether you are just starting out, or have been blogging for a long time, one of your goals should be growing your readership.  There are several ways to do this.

Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, Instagram; these are just a few social media outlets that you can utilize to grow your audience.  But just how effective are they?

I have been on Instagram and I found that it didn’t really increase traffic.  The same goes for Facebook.  So, what else is there?

Adwords is a platform where you can run a paid-for add to increase traffic to your site. You can decide the amount you want to spend.  For a nominal monthly cost, you can not only increase readership but also increase the scope of your audience to worldwide.

I started utilizing AdWords in October of last year.  My average monthly views in the six months prior were 461.  As soon as I placed the add in October,  my monthly average views increased to 1731.65.   That’s quite a jump.  But it’s not just about numbers.

You want to get your blog’s message to the masses.  My blog, Gone with the Wheat, deals with the ups and downs of gluten free living.  It’s really important to me to get that message to others.  Of course, it depends on your blog’s message or intent as to whether you want to spend the money to increase your readership.

In conclusion, if you want to increase readership and scope, Adwords is a good platform to accomplish these things.   Only you can determine if this is the right path.  I can honestly say it’s the right one for me.



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Gluten denial

via Daily Prompt: Denial



So many people are in gluten denial.  They suffer from gas, bloating, and stomach upset, but still they don’t want to admit that their problem is gluten.

The same goes for dairy.  I had a co-worker that would eat yogurt every day, and then say she had an upset stomach.  I tried to explain to her that it was probably the dairy, but she would hear none of it.  “No, that’s not it.  I’m not lactose intolerant”, she would insist.

Instead of doing an elimination diet, and finding out for sure if gluten or dairy are the culprits, people will continue to suffer.  Why is this?

You should, of course, be tested for celiac before starting any elimination diet, but people refuse to do this also.  Even though it may cause them permanent damage.  Whether it is gluten or dairy allergy, intolerance, or celiac disease, you can’t ignore it and expect to live a happy or illness free life.

To state a famous quote, “Denial is a river in Egypt”.   And denial of a serious condition like celiac disease could get you a boat ride on the river Styx.


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Hi everyone

I am new to this group and hope to meet some new friends here!
I have been living a gluten and dairy free life for over two years now. If you have celiac disease, or gluten or dairy intolerance, I know how difficult it can be to live a normal life.

My mission is to help others who are struggling by posting recipes, tips, and advice along with some how-to videos. I hope you will all visit!