Come discuss with us! (This post is part of the In All Honesty series, in which I come clean of all bookish and bloggish things I not sorry to admit!)
So…. blog stats. I’m sure that, especially when we were starting out as baby blogs and until now, we’ve all worried about or thought thoroughly about blog stats at one point in our blogging lives. I think we’ve all asked the question: “What am I doing wrong?” at least once… If not, you have found an admirer in the form of me.
We’ve all probably compared our stats to blogs that have started at the same time or even later than us. Why do they get more views/comments/followers? Do people even care about what I post?
If we’re being honest, stats do matter to us as bloggers. Maybe we say we don’t, but a lot of us have giveaways or celebrations when we hit certain follower/view milestones, right? It’s nothing to be ashamed of! Just as long as you’re not blogging for the sake of followers… Blog because you’re passionate about it. Caring about stats can come second and no one will judge you for it, really. Just know that it isn’t your main priority.
You know what? I’ve been insecure about me and my blog plenty of times! But…
I needed a way to take this negative thinking out of my head. And then I started thinking about all the blogs with much higher stats. So now what I think about is, I should use this admiration for the “bigger” blogs to improve myself and my blog.
You can’t always be the best, right? And if you are–you won’t set a standard for yourself, and you might stop trying. Think about all the other blogs with huge stats to be your goal, and someday you’ll get there. For now, just be passionate about what you do. Get yourself out there and spread your love for books. Put the stats at the back of your mind for now, and someday you’ll just realize that your blog is a HUGE SUCCESS, no matter how many people read it, leave comments or follow it.
Did I even make any sense? This post sounded way more coherent in my head. ._.
Aimee loves books. And chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. Reading books while eating chocolates! Yes, that would be absolutely lovely.