Site Statistics Can Ruin The Fun Of Blogging

Written by NaijaEcash

Topics: Blogging, Tips & Tricks

Constant checking of your site statistics can ruin the fun of blogging. If you look at the statistics frequently enough, it will change your attitude towards blogging. When the graph is climbing up, you will feel on top and naturally more ideas will flow, however when it starts going down, you may suffer writer block. The ideas seems to cease and you feel like packing up the blog.

So is it wrong to check the site statistics? No, that is not what I mean. I just want to point out that the daily movement of your site statistics should not be allowed to discourage you from working towards your goal.

I have observed that every blog or website, no matter how popular, suffers the same fluctuations in site statistics. Ask successful bloggers, they will tell you that some days, week and months are better than others (sometimes the fluctuation has no correlation with the quality of posts on your site).

A post that did not receive attention when you wrote it may suddenly become a traffic puller because its content addresses an issue that is currently among the hot topics in the blogging community.

However, you need to study the trend being shown by the statistics at least once a week so that you will know what the trend has been like. The statistics is meant to be a tool (for improving on your effort), not a verdict on the success or failure of your blog!

If you have a goal and you are working on it, then you are already succeeding. It does not matter if Google Analytics, Alexa, FeedBurner and other statistic tools think otherwise. 🙂

8 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Tam says:

    I’ll confess that as my number of subscribers moves up or down, I wonder if it’s because of my content.
    Probably silly, as I’m dealing with very small numbers.

    I do like to check in with analytics each week, just to find out what google searches people are doing where they end up on my site.

  2. manilenya says:

    That’s my problem, I usually check my sitemeter from time to time and now I found out that no one’s visiting my blog anymore 🙁

    I need to get away from blogging 🙁

  3. collins says:

    thanks for visiting my site, its important that African bloggers recognize the challenge before them and that the internet rules are being developed by the West !the more we lag behind the more we become irrelevant.

    thanks

  4. NaijaEcash says:

    [re=107]Tam[/re]:
    It may not be your content. It might just be a swing in the mood of your visitors. I visit your blog everyday, but it is not always that I want to agree with your content, not because they are not good, but as a result of my mood when visiting 😉

    [re=108]manilenya[/re]:
    Don’t get discouraged. You have a great blog and I still enjoy visiting it daily. Don’t stop posting! 😉

    [re=109]collins[/re]:
    Thanks for visiting. I quite agree with you that we need to put in better effort. We cannot afford to continue to lag behind. Cheers.

  5. Akinkunle says:

    Thanks for the tip.

  6. Yinka says:

    May I add that hence the need to define Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to better understand how your site is doing. Simply looking at traffic stats (Visits, page views etc) only can be totally misleading. You need to set your site goals and define KPIs to measure against.

    • NaijaEcash says:

      When I started blogging, all my focus was on the site statistic. I check several times in a day. I get excited when I see the site statistic rising and equally get depressed when I see the site statistic dropping. I knew no better as at then. Now I know better. Each webmaster need to set goals and use them to measure performance. Not focusing on site statistics alone.

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