(Although, it seems like I get more comments when I post more controversial topics. Maybe a little more pot-stirring in the near future?)
I am happy with my stats. I started blogging in late January, and hit 25k viewers this morning. My stats tell me I'm averaging about 8,000 viewers over a 30 day period now, and that average increases by about 50 a day.
Yes, I am finally feeling like a 'big boy.'
And then, I found a way to burst my own bubble.
I was on a blog that I follow almost every day. I'm not going to name her, because I don't want to come across as resentful. (I don't think she reads my lil blog anyway, so meh...) I came across her page for people who want to advertise on her blog, and she starts rattling off stats.
She gets about 400k viewers a month. That equates to over 13k a day. She gets more people looking at her blog in a day than I do in a month.
Instant deflation of erection. I think it may have even turtled...
Granted, she's been doing it for years. She is an amazing writer. She hosts multiple sites. She is, quite literally, an internet rockstar.
And I want that.
|one day, I will wear this shirt with pride...|
I am happy with where I am so far. With the right SEO, and with the right motivation, I will grow into a beast of a blogger. And that's the plan. I want to have 1,000's of people reading what I have to say. I'm an entertainer, and I love to entertain. Those 580+ following me right now are following me for a reason (I hope).
For those 'heavy hitters' out there that read my blog, are there any tips you can give me? This is where I open myself up for criticism.
What am I doing right?
What am I doing wrong?
What can I do better?
What will help keep me growing?
This post is like a report card. A performance review. And all of you are the teachers.
Critique me. Let me know what you do (and do not) like. Help me.