#Blogmas2018 Ritu’s Blog Tips #8

Day 8!

My muse, my tea my workstation!

Don’t obsess over numbers!

This is a biggie!

I know how hard it is. I was a newbie once too, remember!

Numbers are important, to an extent, yes, but at the beginning, it is so easy to become so fixated over views/followers/likes, that you start to forget why you may have started the blog in the first place.

That place you created to enjoy writing, sharing your opinions/ creativity/product becomes a chore as you play the number game, following and liking others with the feint hope that they might return the favour, and up your figures.

Don’t.

Seriously.

Don’t compare yourselves with seasoned bloggers, who have hundreds of thousands of views/likes/shares/folllowers. They will have taken time to get there, just like you. 

It is a lucky one in a million that goes viral, or writes something so profound that it, like Kim Kardashian’s bum, breaks the internet.

But hey, let’s be honest, we don’t want to break it, do we? How would the readers find us then?

Try and enjoy being you on your blog. Others will slowly discover you too, and love you, and the numbers will follow.

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thepoetrypool.wordpress.com
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 07:58:29

    Thanks for the good advice, I love writing poetry, being able to share it on WordPress is great, I hope that those who read it enjoy it, and that’s the most important thing! X

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    • Ritu
      Dec 09, 2018 @ 08:41:33

      Sharing your words with the world is always good thing! And the poetry readers who appreciate will find you soon enough!
      I always found taking part in challenges increased my readership too!

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  2. Jen Ratcliffe
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 01:36:49

    So true thanks for the little reminder. I will definitely try to not let it rule how I feel. I get some of my blogmas posts out later in the day and it stops the numbers but then I havent really solidly blogged like this ever. So I should just be proud to be achieving my goal!

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  3. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 09, 2018 @ 00:12:37

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  4. syl65
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 23:09:33

    If you take a look at how many people are following your blog and then see how many likes you might get for a post…the numbers just don’t add up. Quality over quantity and do what you love.

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  5. Erika Kind
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 22:36:07

    Trying to score followers is a misunderstanding of blogging. Here it is about quality not about quantity. The problem is that when someone is focused on numbers they post whatever they can only to get views and likes. But in the end, they forget about the reason they started blogging and lose the purpose of their post.
    I almost fell into that trap while influenced in a negative way by another blogger. Thank God, I realized it early enough, unfollowed, and deleted all of those posts which don’t belong here at all.

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  6. scr4pl80
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 17:24:34

    I don’t live by the numbers but I do check them once in a while. It is interesting to see what I say that gets the most interaction. April is a huge month for me 🙂

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  7. Dan Antion
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 13:58:44

    I (and 33 others) like this post – I couldn’t resist 🙂

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  8. April Munday
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:47:47

    I look at my stats, partly because it encourages me to know that every day someone is reading something that I wrote. I also find it interesting to see what types of posts visitors read most, not because it’s going to influence what I write, but simply because it’s interesting.

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  9. Anindya
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 11:40:27

    Right you are, Ritu…..:)….everything takes time….the key is to hang in there…..and be consistent…..and there’s no wrong in trying different things…..blogging is an endless opportunity….:)

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  10. justmuddlingthroughlife
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 10:07:12

    I find it hard to not check my stats.. or look at the likes and wonder why no new follows? Thanks Ritu..

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  11. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 08, 2018 @ 05:16:31

    I never check my stats. I blog because I love the relationships and friendships I have formed. It is nice when people comment, share and enjoy and that is why I do it.

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