Hey 3.5 Readers.
BQB here. So I just analyzed my monthly stats for the past year and here’s what popped out at me:
- Every month I get approximately 1,000 visitors. Sometimes it is one or two hundred more. It wasn’t less than 1,000 in the past year.
- Every month I get approximately 2,000 views. (Now, there’s a wider deviation here. Sometimes it’d be less, like 1700 views. Sometimes it’d be way more, like 2,600 views.)
So my first reaction is that the people who stop by this fine blog like it so much they click on it twice.
But then I realized there are probably a lot of people who just click on it once. Meanwhile, there are probably people who like what they see and click away to see what other posts are on here to enjoy.
It does tell me I need to organize things better. There are people who are getting a kick out of things enough that they’d probably read through my back catalog of online nonsense if I archived it better and made it more accessible.
It is a nice feeling though that people are liking what they see and looking around the site for more.
I have always looked at increasing visitor stats as being key because, well, the more the merrier.
However, I am realizing that view stats are equally important because it can tell you if people are enjoying the site.
I suppose there are different ways to analyze how good your party was. Did a lot of people show up? That’s good. Did they boogie down and mix and mingle or did they all sit in the corner and stare at the walls? We of course, want the first option.
Get down. Boogie woogie woogie. You know the song.
What say you, 3.5 readers? Am I reading my stats right?
By the way, I’m going to have to have a chat with my BQB HQ bookkeeper.
How can I get 1,000 visitors a month and still only have 3.5 readers?