My mom and my sister support me a lot. And they support the blog. Actually, some stories, like this one, make my mom call me at odd hours when she reads the blog with a screaming, “you did what to yourself?!”
The two of them had a road trip planned where they were gonna rent a car and drive around some cities and national parks.
What they didn’t tell me was that they bought some glass chalk. You know the stuff that highschool athletes write on their cars? “Bayside High Football Finals! Honk if you support us!” Or newlyweds have written on their cars? “Just married!” Glass chalk is what does that, and that’s what my mom and sister bought for their roadtrip.
They wrote my blog URL on their rented car on 3 different back windows and tooled around the country. They thought it would help get more people to the site (thanks for the support, guys!).
Did it work?
Here’s some honesty, dudes. I get anywhere from maybe 10 to 150 visitors to my blog a day. When they were on their trip, I didn’t really notice a change in numbers.
But when they told me specifically where they were on which days, I used that google analytics to see that on those days, there was a little bump in visitors from the areas they were in! For example, I usually get ~2 visitors from this one city every day. But on the day they drove through, I got 6 visitors. A bump from the car chalk? Maybe. I’ve never gotten a visitor from this one small city, but on the day they drove through, I got 4 visitors.
So if you’re lookin’ to get that website traffic up, car chalk probably isn’t the best way, but it did work in a small way. And they seemed to have fun doing it.