My blog “AwfulAvalanche” has been up for approximately one month now, and I thought I should do some metrics. Although, to be honest, I don’t know what the criterion is for measuring success or failure.
But I will attempt to do some metrics at the close of every month. Thus, here are the numbers for the month of September, according to my trusty WordPress stats:
- AwfulAvalanche had 2,123 page views.
- More significant is the number of distinct people who visited my blog: 359 (yay! Thanks, 359 people, whoever you are!)
- These 359 people dial in from the following countries, in order of most to least: U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, Russia, France, Brazil, Norway, Romania, Germany, Lithuania. It makes sense that the Anglophone countries get more hits, since that is actually my target audience.
- I think it is awesome, and I am honored, that people from all these diverse countries have clicked on one or more of my posts.
- I don’t get as many comments as I would wish for. I would like my readers to express their opinions, both positive and negative. I purposely disabled the “like” feature for my posts, in order to stimulate people to comment. Maybe that’s not the right thing to do. I am a very verbal person myself, and I prefer actual comments to people just clicking on “like”. But that’s just me.
Thanks again, everybody!