why I signed up for ListMyFive. I have also written a few other updates in this blog as well which you can find in the archive along the right side of this page.
The site seems to be picking up more and more traffic. As I write this, the site's Alexa ranking for 3 months is 121,543 and for 1 month is 61,007. Compare these to the rankings on October 5th of 245,519 and 86,673 respectively. So, the trend is definitely positive. There are a lot of former writers from eHow who seem to be working to market the site and add content. I think there is a lot of potential with the site.
Personally, I have written 10 lists so far. I published 7 in September and only 3 in October. But, I was out of the country for 10 days and was sick for almost a full week following that trip. I am only now just starting to feel back to 100% of normal. I had hoped to have more lists published by now but it is what it is.
I do seem to be getting a reasonable number of views, but it is hard to assess what it actually means since the number of views increases rapidly when tweeting. I am excited since my most recent list was indexed in Google within 48 hours without any help from me. That means that the site is getting more internet respect which is also promising longer-term.
I am somewhat disappointed with my earnings this month. I had hoped to make payout by the end of the year. I still think that is possible but I would have been more encouraged had I earned more than $1.21 so far in October. That puts me at a total of $3.50 meaning I will have to earn $6.50 during the next two months.
It is possible but I will have to publish quite a bit more I believe especially in the month of November. I don't think I will make it unless I get to 20 or 25 lists by the end of next month. On a positive note, I do have about 10 different ideas already written down, and it doesn't take all that long to write and publish once I get going. Now that I feel better, I suspect I will be able to get some more done. Well, that is all I had to report. Things seem to be going according to plan and about the way I would expect. Now I just need to get it in gear and publish a little more so that I can realize the potential of the site.
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