Let Me Ask You A Question – 6/9/17

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This morning I talked about ads on my site..  Let me ask you a question…

Do concern yourself with views on your page?  Or do you ignore stats all together?    

66 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 6/9/17

  1. I used to but I’ve come to realize is that it only gives an idea on high level trends. I’ll take a look but I don’t get depressed about it. If anything it gives me material for poking fun at myself.

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  2. Stats are fun to check out, but it’s easy to draw the wrong conclusion from the numbers. My stats decrease when I’m not interacting much and increase when I interact often.

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    • I am still a stats junkie although I use them differently than I did a few years ago. I use them to help me decide on the types of posts I create. Engagement is the determiner
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  3. I check the stats often on days I’ve done a post. But do you want to know my deepest blogging secret? When someone follows me or likes a post, I’ll go to their page, I’ll of course read some of their posts, if I like something I’ll comment on it. But I also….check how many followers they have for validation. How terrible is that?!? I feel awful just typing it!! My theory is that if someone has a popular blog, with several followers and they “like” something of mine, then maybe I’m not too too awful. Please tell me someone else does this? I can’t be the only one, right? For the record I very much appreciate any and all likes or interaction!

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    • I agree that interaction should be the barometer. I use the other stats to allow me to gauge whether a segment I am running is “likable”. Comments are great, but such a small percentage of people comment that I don’t allow that to be the only gauge.

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  4. I wish I could say that I don’t pay attention to stats… But I would be lying. I have a love/hate relationship with statistics, which is why I now (try to) focus on flags. I work hard, telling myself stats are just numbers when the readings are low… But I do get that warm feeling when I have a good day, and it is motivating.

    I never post just to get views… But I do keep an eye on what people enjoy or not. 🙂

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  5. Good question. I didn’t think about it until now. I was shocked to see how many followers I have. The last time I looked it was way less than now.
    I have a question. Why? Does it matter? Am I missing something that I should know about? I know that’s three questions but now you have me thinking It matters.

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    • Stats are a great gauge to measure interaction. They help me understand if my readers enjoy the segments I am sharing or producing. For instance, I’ll probably never stop the “Question” post because each day they get tons of comments and interaction.

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  6. I don’t really pay attention to them. I will occasionally look, but I’m more focused on writing, sharing and reading. I am always surprised when I get new followers and I had a somewhat slow posting week, but I’m grateful nonetheless.

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