Rory is curious ….
What figures or statistics are more important to you and your blog and your overall blogging experience as personal bloggers?
I think the most important stats to me are the number of comments. This is where the true interaction of a blogger lies. I’ve seen blogs with up to a hundred likes and a few comments. Leaving a comment means the reader has engaged with what we wrote.
Likes are welcome too, but anyone can like without reading.
As far as followers are concerned, they are a number, which can be important in a roundabout way. A blog that has a lot of followers, gives the impression of being a popular blog and more people are attracted to it.
Honestly speaking, I wouldn’t mind having 10,000 followers!
Also, we have many bloggers here that are published authors and they too use their WordPress blog and other platforms to motivate and encourage current and new readership alike, viewings, sales, and inspiration … are your statistics important to you – how so, which and why?
I know many successful authors here on WP also promote their writings through their blogs. I think it is a part of marketing strategy and it’s just like linking the blog with social media platforms. To increase viewership and sales. I think it’s a good strategy.
If I ever become a published author, I’d do that too. 😆