Do you look at your blog stats very often?
I do! I'm definitely a numbers girl, and always like to have a measurable goal to reach. Not just on my blog but in many aspects of my life.
For example I love running, and one particular circuit I run sometimes is called the Blue Arrow - a track up some small hills near where we live here in Cairns.
Last week I did the run in a record (for me) time - of 1 hour and 15 seconds!! A great time, but I must admit a bit frustrating to be so close to under 1hour! Next time! It's a great goal for me to aim for, and will be a great sense of satisfaction when I get there!
So for me, numbers do provide motivation.
In trying to grow my blog this month, I've been watching my stats this month slowly creep up - which is great. Until this month, my daily page views had been hovering around 400 - 500. Then now that I've been taking action, they have gone up significantly. I had a few days in the 900s! One at 992! so close to a nice round 1000!! Then a few days ago I went over 1000!! - just! Which I was very excited about.
Of course my graph boundaries have now changed, so it looks like this now:
Which puts my new target at the top of this scale - 2000 page views a day!
It's nice to have such a visible result from pushing my blog.
Google analytics gives me even more numbers to obsess over! But I think we all need to see we're making progress when we put effort into something.
I'm also getting a great response from all you wonderful readers in your lovely comments!
It's nice to know I'm managing to pass on some useful information too!
A little progress report:
My numbers targets for the month of 20000 page views looks like it's on track (which will have doubled in a month!) - and 800 followers is also on track. (I've gained over 120 followers in just over 2 weeks which I'm pretty impressed with!!)
I am working hard at this, and hope I'm inspiring others too!
I'll keep on posting on what I'm learning and my progress!
Thanks for reading!