For various reasons, most of us like it when we get brand new blog viewers. It may be because it's great to have a new voice added to the conversation, or it may be for more business-oriented reasons, or it could be a confidence-booster. Even though, at least for most of us, numbers are not… Continue reading How Do You Find New Blog Viewers?
If you're sufficiently mature and self-assured that you never fall into the trap of blog comparisons (comparing yourself to other bloggers and/or their blogs), well that's great, but this post isn't for you. If, however, you're a human being, read on. I suspect that at some point most of us have some sort of ugly,… Continue reading Crazy-Making Blog Comparisons
What, if anything, would it take for you to unfollow another blogger? This wasn't something I gave any thought to when I first started blogging, but now that I've been doing this for a while, I've settled on a few things that would typically lead me to unfollow someone. It's part of managing my own… Continue reading What Makes You Unfollow?
Normally I don't like talking about follower numbers, but 4000 is kind of a cool blogging milestone, so I thought I'd mention some of the things I've learned along the way. One of the key things I've learned is just how skewed a metric follower numbers are. Sure, it's what we often end up focusing… Continue reading Reflecting on a Blogging Milestone
We all interact with the blogging world a little differently. In yesterday's post, How do you follow, I asked people to answer a a few survey questions about how they follow other blogs. Here are the results, based on 24 responses: Question 1: How many blogs do you follow? <100: 25%100-499: 50%500-1000: 8.3%>1000: 16.7% Question 2: Do… Continue reading How Do You Follow? – Survey Results
We all interact with the blogging world a little differently. I really don't know much about how the "average" blogger does things, so I thought I'd do a little survey. It's a basic Google Form, and here's the link: https://forms.gle/Mkh5mhTSShCQU1Zx6 The questions are: How many blogs do you follow? (i.e. blogs you follow, not people… Continue reading How Do You Follow?
Lately I've been getting quite a few notifications each day about people interacting with some of my older blog content. In fancy internet parlance, this is a sign of "evergreen content", material that's still good long after it's published. That's great, but it makes me curious how it happens. New content is easy enough to… Continue reading Evergreen Blogging and the WordPress Reader