Some Things I’ve Discovered About My Blog

I have run out of interesting pictures to post for Wordless Wednesday so I will instead bore you with some random things I’ve discovered in blogging and my stats.

  1. I never intended to write so much about myself, but the more personal posts are the ones that people actually read. When I post about news or what I’m reading and watching I have my lowest views.
  2. I get more views when I post in the morning. I generally post in the morning around 8am east coast America time. When I do that, I get the majority of my views for the day within the hour. Many of those are from India. When I post in the afternoon or evening it is much lighter and most of my views are from the US.
  3. Views are nice, but comments are more of an indication that people are reading. Even likes are suspect as some people who like my post don’t seem to actually click on the link before liking it.
  4. I need to be better about commenting on other blogs and replying to comments on my blog. If I want to actually grow my blog I need to be a bigger part of the blogging community.
  5. I’m never going to be one of those bloggers with thousands of readers unless I spend more time on it. I can’t spend more time on it while I have a job. I should quit my job.
  6. I will never make money blogging. I make less than a dollar a month on ads. I can post my link to my Kofi page as much as I want and only a couple of real life friends will ever click, Random strangers on the internet are not going to buy me a coffee because they like my blog post. Feel free to click above and prove me wrong.
  7. The only things that will change from these realization – I may write in the evening when I have more time, but I will schedule the post to publish the next morning and I will be more likely to keep it more personal as I move forward.

Maybe I will find a good picture for next Wednesday.

10 thoughts on “Some Things I’ve Discovered About My Blog

  1. madammommy October 7, 2020 / 7:42 am

    I always tell myself that I should like/comment on other blogs to be part of a blogging community so my blog grows but I never end up doing it. I only read yours, tbh. Lol.

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  2. LA October 7, 2020 / 8:17 am

    I find that if I post after 830 I don’t get as many views. I guess our stuff appeals to early birds

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    • theycallmetater October 7, 2020 / 8:18 am

      I know I read more posts before 9. Once work starts I’m out and then it’s hard for e to catch up in the evening so I give up.

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      • LA October 7, 2020 / 8:22 am

        I set blog reading hours. I needed some sort of control to not spending too much time in the internet

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  3. chemrat October 7, 2020 / 9:38 am

    I subscribe, so I get an email every time you post (yay!). But, since I try to set my email hours to roughly coincide with business hours, I usually see your posts in the morning.

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  4. Remedial Stitcher October 7, 2020 / 10:43 am

    I use Feedly, which I check first thing every morning. That said, I check my email and Feedly throughout the day. I think that goes back to when I had my own business (the compulsive email checking, that is) and preferred to avoid in-person and telephone contact as much as possible. Email was so much better! I do try to comment on blogs I like to follow so that the writers don’t feel as if they’re shouting into the void. I’m not as concerned with whether people comment on my own blog because I’ve been highly irregular in my posting. I tried to do something about that in September, but I’m already lagging. C’est la vie!

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