@BeckAtsila I have focused a lot on SEO and I agree that it does help to drive traffic, however, it is not always so great at getting the readers attention. I find personally that when I focus too much on SEO, I tend to write a lot less personally and end up with a sub-par written piece.
Lately, I have been trying to focus more on being more personal and writing my blog posts as if I am talking to someone. That way, I focus more on providing value and less on the SEO.
Don't get me wrong, I still try to do some SEO but when it comes to capturing attention, I think providing value is the most important thing to focus on.
I also have been looking into Pinterest a lot more. I have heard of many bloggers who get their visitors mostly from Pinterest. One even gave the advice to focus on optimizing for one platform only so that you can completely out-do the competition.
Because they get most of their traffic from Pinterest, he said he simply focuses on optimizing his blog posts for Pinterest and doesn't really focus on doing SEO for Google at all.
I personally thought that was an interesting way to approach it as all I have ever heard talked about is the importance of SEO optimizing for Google.