Dr. Tanya asks;
Blog traffic: visitors, readers, followers,lik-ers(I know that’s not a word), is what makes your blog go. You may be posting pearls of wisdom and gems of literature on your blog but if nobody’s reading them what’s the point? On the other hand, you see blogs with hardly stellar content that seem to be doing so well that they are the bloggers’ primary source of income. The difference between these two scenarios is their difference in reader engagement.
1. How often, if at all, do you check your blog statistics?
I check my stats once or twice a week now. When I started to blog, it was more frequent. But with time, I realized that stats aren’t that important and the main thing in blogging is blogger interaction.
2. What methods do you use to increase reader engagement,(provided you care about this)?
I try to write good content. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t work. I have yet to figure out what is the best type of content that would attract more people to read my blog. It doesn’t matter in a real sense how many views I get or how many people follow my blog because I don’t have and WordAds on my blog and it would not increase or decrease my earnings. The one thing that does matter is that when I work hard to create a blog post, I would love for people to read it. I guess it is egotistical! But I think anyone who writes anything, would like people to read it and give their views on it. So though I do care about the number of people who read or follow my blog, it is purely for my own satisfaction.
3. Do you actively promote your blog on social media?
When I started to blog, I created a Facebook account and a Twitter account and linked them to my blog. Any post that was published on my blog would automatically get published there as well. But since I don’t use Facebook much, I hardly do any other thing to promote my blog there.
And recently I have de-activated my Twitter account because of a change in their terms and policies.
So you can say that I passively promote my blog on social media, not actively!