Look at my stats, and tell me something. Am I good blogger?
I’ve been blogging for quite some time, and one thing always escapes me, “Why haven’t I been on Freshly Pressed?” Or better yet, “Why don’t I have hundreds of viewers at a time in my blog?” Granted, I only stepped up my game a year ago. However, I see other bloggers gaining recognition after only 5 months of blogging (and they write you as u.) So what’s up with me?
Could it be my tags? I don’t think so, since I leave it to WordPress to tag my posts.
Could it be my titles? Probably. I still don’t get this how-to-attract-readers-with-an-attractive-title thing.
Could it be the content itself? According to the stats, it seems so:
The post “Why You Should Date a Photographer” has over two thousands views; I didn’t write it (the link to the original writer is in its post.) Continue reading “What I’ve Learned After Three Years Of Blogging”
Let me start this post with a quote.
The personal blog, an ongoing diary or commentary by an individual, is the traditional, most common blog. Personal bloggers usually take pride in their blog posts, even if their blog is never read. (Wikipedia)
This cannot be any truer. I am very proud of my blog, and it is a great miracle that I can actually reach out to millions of people with just a single click. Not many people read my stuff, which is okay. I only write stuff about what bothers me and what interests me. I write because it is a great outlet for me, and it is definitely better than smoking.
However, it has come to my attention that despite my valiant efforts in writing something that’s worth reading, the most viewed post in my blog isn’t even written by, your’s truly. The post I’m talking about is Why You should Date a Photographer.
This piece is excellently written. And I have to admit, I cannot write as good as this. Which then brings me to the next point, realisation. I am a terrible writer. It’s true! I’ve seen the statistics in my dashboard and Why You should Date a Photographer is the most viewed in the three years that I’ve been writing in this blog.
I’m not interested in how many views I get, I’m just bothered by the fact that something I didn’t write is the most popular thing in my blog. It’s like losing in dice rolling with your own loaded dice. It really stings.
PS that a picture from a JAV. It’s pretty good lol
The person you see above is a comic artist and drawing artist(?) that I follow; his name is Rob Cham. I discovered him through a web comic artist that I follow, Antics. Rob Cham was a guest comic artist for Antics and I followed the link to his work, and I must say, it’s quite hilarious and refreshing :D
He recently revived his blog and he discusses why he did so. One paragraph really caught my eye mainly because I share the same view about Tumblr. Though it’s the last sentence that impressed me the most.
Blogger or WordPress seem more like legitimate blogging platforms where as Tumblr is just where people re-post and post pretty pictures hoping those get re-posted on someone else’s blog, that and some rather amazing artists that I cannot really dismiss. I mostly follow the latter, but Tumblr can get grating when you realize how 9,000 people will read what you post and skip over it because it has content longer than 2 sentences. I’d rather settle for a smaller audience who actually give a damn than a large group who would rather see me draw something like pandas day in and day out.
Maybe I’m just bitter.
After I read this, I realised that Rob Cham had depth in thought, and yes, I admit that I thought that all he thought about were pandas. I apologise and I’m glad that I’m wrong. My view on Rob Cham has changed and I hope to see him post more insightful… uhh, posts in the upcoming future, or days, whichever comes first.
CHECK OUT HIS SITE
PS I do think having a small audience that gives a damn about what you write is better rather than a huge number that “hates to reads”.
I love to blog; I am addicted to it! But not to the extent that I can’t live without it :P If you are as addicted as I am, you would know how it feels when you see those statistical data (viewer counts) on your Dashboard, assuming that you’re on WordPress lol! I log in everyday to see how much of my content has been read, what’s been read and how frequently it’s been read. Then from what I learn from the data, I can partially see what I’m gonna write for my next blog entry. But another thing I noticed was the amount readers I’ve been gained over the years.
Before I joined the PostAWeek, my reader count have always been below ten each day. Now however, I’m getting at least 10 per day and at most I get 70 a day! That may not sound much to you, but getting 70 people to read about your opinions, your rants, your problems about life is something that I actually find incredible.
I now feel really pumped up to write more and probably in three years time I’ll be getting triple-digit-viewer-counts :D
I saw this post on a 30 Day Challenge on my friend’s blog and I thought it would be interesting to do this summer. So for a month, I’ll be part of Post-a-Day :D
Here’s the challenge:
Continue reading “Challenge Accepted!”