Hi all, I’m back with another Thursday’s Thoughts! As a student, I’ve found that I’m able to focus on my stats more in the summer than during the school-year. This results in me being able to interact more with you in the comment section, and just being more involved in the blogosphere in general. While stats are an important part of blogging, I’ve been putting all my energy into writing posts and responding to comments during the weekends when I have free time. So my question to you all is: during crunch time, or just in general, how much do you focus on stats? How important are stats to you? Do you use them as a measure of success, or are they just numbers, or both?
I know when I was just beginning to blog, I really focused on growing a following and working to create content that I’d be proud of. Now, because I’ve been blogging for a while and because it’s junior year, my focus has really been on the content aspect. I still care a bit about stats, but I simply don’t have the time to care about them as much as I used to. I still do love taking a look at the world map every now and then, because I think it’s so cool that my words have been able to travel to countries and places that I hope to physically travel to some day.
So that’s really it for today’s Thursday’s Thoughts! I’m interested in hearing about how you all use stats, or if you don’t pay them any mind. Are they a large part of your blogging experience or a minimal one? I look forward to interacting with you in the comments. And if I respond on the weekends (as opposed to when I responded to every comment the day they were posted during the summer), just know that I appreciate both your comment and you taking time out of your day to leave your thoughts about my work. Every comment makes my day so much brighter, so thank you all so much.
Happy reading, happy writing, and happy blogging!