We all have goals right? Life goals. Career goals. Health goals. So what’s wrong with having blog goals? In fact I have loads myself! That’s right I look at my blog stats from time to time, I keep track of how many followers I gain on my social media accounts each month and I’ve recently starting setting myself goals that I want to achieve so I can keep improving my blog! I wasn’t like that at all when I first started blogging back in 2014 but at that stage I guess I was still learning the ropes.
Okay let’s get straight to the point: there’s nothing wrong with caring about your numbers!
For some bloggers numbers aren’t important or they might not keep track of their stats and that’s completely fine! Honestly if that’s what you’re happy with then carry on because you’ve got to be able to enjoy what you’re doing and no one should try convince you otherwise! The only thing you’ve got to be aware of is that many of us blog for various reasons; for one it may be a hobby and for another it could be their whole career! Even then neither of the ideas would be wrong for wanting to keep an eye on your numbers never mind that they’re in different situations. Blogging is a passion of mine but I also do it as I want to start working with brands and yes gain followers. That doesn’t mean I don’t care about anything else? The quality of my content is essential no matter what however I want more people to read my blog because that’s what it’s here for.. TO BE READ AND ENJOYED!
I find it unfair when others say that numbers ruin blogging as that’s not always the case. I think if you take it too far then it might start having a bad effect on your blogging experience. It’s all about finding a happy medium and if you can’t find it then don’t pressure yourself to try. Bearing in mind that just because something doesn’t work for you, doesn’t mean it won’t work for someone else.
Stats are quite important to me, as you can probably tell already, which is why I use Google Analytics. It allows me to find out about my audience (that’s you) for things like how you react to different posts on my blog! This means I can evaluate and improve on bits that I need to. I would find it more difficult to do so without that! Twitter analytics is also great for seeing what tweets had the most engagement and the percentage of followers I’ve gained over a period of time. Yes it’s not my top priority but I would be lying if I said they haven’t helped me in the long run. Trust me if I didn’t enjoy it there’s no way I would keep doing it!