How important is your blog traffic to you?
I write for my own satisfaction, but having people look at my writing is very important to me, as it brings me some satisfaction and makes me content when people click on the Like button or leave me Comments. I am going to write anyways, even if nobody reads my stuff, or bothers to hit the Like button, or leaves me a compliment on what I write, but knowing that someone visited my site makes me feel better.
How often do you check your stats?
I probably should do this more often, but I would say that on an average, I check my stats about once a month. This is my 2,567th post since I started writing here on WordPress and my All-Time stats say that I have gotten 139,695 views in the period since I published my first post on April 23, 2017. My site received the most Views on November 17, 2019 where 453 people stopped by. This is my first post today, but my stats say that I have already received 77 Views today. From November 2019 through August 2020, I have received over 5,000 Views every month, although it looks like I may fall a bit short this month, as I only have 3,889 Views for September so far, even though I had 338 Views yesterday. I am on a site titled A Unique Title For Me, my user name is newepicauthor and my tagline is “Hoping to make the world more beautiful”. I have the Premium plan which I pay $99 a year for, and this prevents WordPress from adding commercials to my posts. I currently have 1,197 followers.
Which part of your blog traffic, the views, likes, comments, or follows, is important for you personally? Which of these do you think is most important for your blog?
I feel that Followers is a useless statistic, as I am more interested in Readers than Followers, but logging a View does not say that this person read my post. The only way to tell that someone opened up my post is by Likes and or Comments and out of these two statistics, I feel that Comments tell you better who read your post, so this is the most important statistic to me, even if they are just a smiley face emoji. I wish WordPress made it easier to check which of my posts got the most overall Views, Likes and Comments, but you can’t do that without a plugin, or upgrading to the Business plan, or writing in some complicated code.
Written for Blogging Insights # 47 – Traffic & Stats.