I thought it would be interesting for you *and me* to go over some of my blogging stats. I started blogging for the fun of it but I had no idea how a blog grew in readership or page views. It was never my intention but has been a fun thing to watch. Google just added a page that shows some information on your blog and the results were interesting. Here we go!
My top 10 blog posts that people read are:
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I don’t necessarily think that these are my best posts, but that they are things that people search for online.
If tried to pick 10 of my personal favorite, but I didn’t have time to go through all of them so I listed 10 that came to my mind first! *In no particular order*
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I also found it interesting to find out where people were from that read my blog the most. In order they are:
Isn’t that CRAZY?!
The Internet is an amazing thing. I can lay here in bed and write whatever random thought comes to mind, and there are people that actually care to read it. Either you all are very bored or my life is crazy enough to spend time laughing at…probably both!
I have actually had 27, 520 visits since January 16 of this year, so 8 months. THAT is insane. I installed the little globe button on the right side bar on the bottom and it shows little dots of where people are. It doesn’t get close by any means, but gives an idea. It is actually off and shows our computer in our laundry room residing in Logan when it beeps on the revolving map. I would be curious if anyone wants to click on it and tell me if it targets you anywhere close to where you are from.
It’s unbelievable to hear C Jane say that a long time ago she reached 100,000 visitors to her blog a day!! Her sister is Nie Nie and was thrown into the public eye. I can’t imagine the pressure she feels from her readers. My readers are no doubt easy going. Nobody has every ripped on me *yet*, and people aren’t offended if I miss responding to an email. I try…I really do. I love all the sweet comments I get but I am scatter brained and don’t get to them all. Just know that I read them all and everyone brings a smile to my face. I try to visit back peoples blogs that visit mine in my down time hahah.
I actually really miss it when I don’t get the time to write. It clears my mind. When I drive I am writing, when I walk I am writing, when I sleep I am writing. I see the world differently because I have started to think how I would put different feelings and experiences into words. Sometimes I wonder if I will get sick of it and stop, or make my blog private. I am not sure, but for now I am enjoying every minute of it! A Blog isn’t about the stats for me, but it is about enjoying what I’m doing.
And I Am 🙂
I love seeing where people are from and what search words they used to find me, I find it fascinating!
I know what you mean, blogging has changed me, too- I am often writing blogs in my head..or lately punctuating thoughts with twitter hash-tags!
I am one of those Japan readers, Janae! Love your blog!
Yeah, I think it's important that I remember to write for me and write about what I want to write about, not what I think my readers want to read. Having International readers is pretty cool….I haven't gained any outside of the US yet!
Debra! That is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I am curious where you found my blog?
Carol, I didn't have any for a while and then it just started happening. I think mostly through Blog Frog.
Jen, I feel the same 🙂