Do You Do It For The Stats?

I’ve realised recently that I seem to be checking on my stats a lot when I upload a post. I write, edit, post, tweet out, tell everyone I know and then rush straight over to my stats page to check how many people actually read my post.

Thinking about it more, I have also been guilty of writing content purely because I knew that it would be popular. Have you ever done this? I don’t want to be the only one!

What I’m trying to say is that I need to stop checking on the stats. I need to write what I want and not be worried about whether or not it got 10 views or 100.

When I first started this blog, I didn’t tell anyone that I was writing it. I just wanted it to be my space to share thoughts and life lessons with strangers. It’s only as my blog started to grow that I told people. I enjoyed talking to people about my posts and telling people when there will be a new one.

I want to go back to writing for me not for the stats.

Eleanor May

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  1. June 1, 2016 / 9:35 am

    I have been guilty of doing this in the past. However, I find it much more enjoyable to write what you want to write. The views will come; it just takes patience.

  2. June 1, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Of course it’s nice to know that what your writing is being read and liked by other bloggers and for me that gives me the courage and confidence to write more as I know people are liking what I’m writing. But on the other hand your right and it really doesn’t matter about the numbers, people these days are all too obsessed about the numbers with everything from on the scale or with your Instagram followers. I wrote a blog post yesterday and I’m a little worried about uploading it because I’m scared it won’t get the right reaction but should I really worry about that? Great post! ๐Ÿ˜š๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’–

  3. June 1, 2016 / 10:51 am

    I agree. I think it’s nice to know people are reading and enjoying my content, but at the same time, I do need to stop thinking about how popular posts will be before posting them. Great post!๐Ÿ’–

  4. June 4, 2016 / 3:58 am

    I’ve been a borderline stats addict. While on vacation last week I kept things going with guest posts, partly because of stats. Having a smart phone is a problem because I’m regularly chocking it – for Facebook comments… and stats. It needs to stop. Seriously. I’m a writer, a theologian, a thinker, not a self-absorbed megalomaniac with an ego-stroking blog!

    But wait, this post is doing pretty well, don’t you think? I wonder how many hits I could get if I wrote about not caring about stats? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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