Ive been avoiding doing “content” marketing for ages - its just not something I feel is fun.
So two nights ago I finally got started and wrote my first “article” for my upcoming client proposal software. Since im targetting freelancers and designers I chose an easy to write first post about a little notebook organization hack. ( the moleskine angle )
If I was lucky I’d probably get 3 readers - my gran, my mum and my best mate Kev.
I posted it on reddit 2 days ago where it just hung. Move forward today and it has 3000 upvotes on reddit with 200 comments and ive had 160,000 visits in 24 hours.
Heres what i woke up to this morning on google analytics.
And its still going strong.
I’m absolutely flabbergasted. Ive been sat watching analytics go crazy for hours so I just need to tell someone. Someone who gets how this normally doesnt happen hence why im here.
In terms of results I got a few emails (maybe 10) for early access in the beginning, but as its been picked up on twitter, Im finding more freelancer types are coming to the site and I’m getting a lot more - maybe 100 so far. So small compared to the traffic but I’m hoping it will grow as it propogates through twitter. It was briefly on the front page of hacker news (enough to still get some snarky comments) and its still strong on Designer news.
The blog post with its inexcusable link baity name is “A little known hack from Japan to organize your notebook”
Is there anything I should be doing to capitalize on this?
I’m going to go and sit down on the couch now.