Since May 2016, I’ve been a blogger on WordPress. When I pressed the sign-up button and designed my blog, I didn’t know what adventures would await me. In just four months, I almost have 300 followers, and I’ve posted 151 times (including this post).
Now, you are probably wondering why this is important. Well, I’m tracking my stats. Sadly, we live in a world where tracking progress is central to growing our platform. For me, blogging isn’t just for fun. My goal is to build my writer platform and market my stories. Have I succeeded at that yet? Honestly, no, I haven’t, but I don’t want to give up.
As writers who blog and promote our work, stats are milestones for us. Since I’ve been blogging for four months, I’m tracking my fourth-month stats. Once I get to December, I’ll see if my stats have jumped.
One blogger I follow posted her stats from the beginning, and then tracked when she became popular. I’m sure many of you do this already, but try to get in the habit of tracking your progress. It’s nice to see how far you’ve come and to see where you are going.
So far, my stats have confirmed:
- Readers from Wattpad are coming to my blog
- Many readers are re-reading Clash of Tides, a lot!
- While people are reading, there is little to no comments on the chapters
- My funny posts get the highest readers (you guys like them gif posts^^)
FYI, June has the most stats because I updated twice. =) Still, my stats don’t compare to popular writers, so I still have a lot of work to do!