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10 Months of Blogging and Powers of 10(ish)

I will get back to Steam Tour stuff in my next entry, but I hit a milestone yesterday (200 posts!) and I thought I’d take a moment to share some info with the blogosphere.

If you are a blogger then you probably spend at least some of your time worrying about your stats and traffic. It’s natural, you put a lot of energy into your posts and you want to know who is reading them, and how it compares to other blogs. But, there aren’t a lot of real concrete facts out there to look at and compare to your own progress. So in the spirit of sharing and adding to the data out in the ether for other bloggers to use, here are some stats from ForWhomTheGearTurns.com.

What I have found so far is that there is something of a pattern starting to emerge, that loosely follows a series of powers of 10.

There have been 19,000+ hits on my blog, so let’s round it to 20,000 views for the sake of the math. This happened over the last 10 months or so, which averages to 2000 views per month. Of course, when I first started this was much lower, and August was my best month ever at around 3000.

There have been about 2400 shares, which we’ll round down to 2000 shares. This converts to around 10% of views turning into shares on Pinterest, Facebook, Tumblr, StumbleUpon, Twitter, and Reddit (in that order).

I have gained about 190 WordPress followers, which we can round up to 200 followers, again for the math. So for every 100 views I have gained approximately 1 Wordpress follower. This also averages out to about 20 per month. I have followers on Facebook and Twitter as well, but WP followers seem to be the most consistent indicator.

And because I also just published my 200th post that comes out to about 1 WP follower per post.

Do you have stats to share? I’d love to compare notes!

 

4 responses

  1. Congratulations on sustaining your blog for a year. I just started blogging in late July and passed 100 views yesterday, but I think I can already see acceleration.

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    September 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

  2. Congratulations on passing that milestone. I have enjoyed your regular entries.

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    September 4, 2014 at 10:42 am

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