Thursday, December 10, 2015

My "page views" flat-lined

Successful bloggers have growing readership. Mine is more or less stagnant, and a graph of my "page views" looks like the flat line of an electrocardiogram.

So when I checked my statistics this week and saw a 1000% increase in readership, from 5 to 50, I looked again. I also found that Russia was the source of this huge increase.

Hmm, I don't think there was a big rush by babushkas to read about my making doll clothes. More likely, a "bot", web robot, was running an application that involved my site. I don't set store by artificially elevated statistics.

What I do value is every email, oral or posted comments you make telling me that something I wrote resonated with you. Thank you. 

And here's a link to another blog (whose readership numbers are rising) that eloquently lists what you can do to help spread the word about my blog. If somehow, the link doesn't pop up, you can google loriharris.me  7 ways to love 
your blogger. 

Even though it's #2 on Lori's list (in the link), don't bother hitting the Facebook thumbs-up graphic on my Facebook page. Instead, read what Lori has to say about encouraging your local, friendly blogger (me), item #4, 
and email my blog to somebody else who would like it.







2 comments:

  1. I had the same thing happen to my blog a couple years ago but not as dramatically. I had a spike of 20-30 views from Russia. I'm not sure how or why that would happen.

    My blog views have increased some because I recently joined a couple blogging groups. In both, we commit to commenting on each other's blogs. I haven't been in them long enough to see if there is any impact beyond the members themselves.

    I am definitely going to check out the link you gave and do my best to "love your blog." Probably after Christmas. I might send it out to my blog readers and see if I can gt them to love me too. :)

    Have a very merry Christmas!

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  2. Thanks, Sherry, I appreciate your continued support. Can't spread the love too far!

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