Breaking Down January & February Stats

Breaking Down January & February Stats

Hello, everyone and welcome back to Join The Me Project. Today we will be taking a few steps into the past as I go over my January and February stats. Just as with the previous post, I will be breaking down my stats and sharing what I’ve learned.

Inspired by a Quote

 

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”Sometimes you win. & Sometimes you learn.”- Unknown

Click here to read the previous Stats postBreaking Down My First Month of Blogging.

January

Going into the start of January, I had a general plan of action.

  • Beat my stats from December
  • Build up my Resource Library
  • Create good content

Stats for January

Initially, I had a bad mindset because I started to compete with myself. It was all about the numbers and every chance I got, I was checking to see if there was a change. But then I had to remind myself that even though I have blogging experience, this particular blog is new. Instant success doesn’t happen, and if it does, then it isn’t worth it.

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Once I got over that bump in the road than I could focus on the rest of my goals. Building my Resource Library didn’t prove to be difficult at all. With a few of the blog posts, I wrote in January, I would create a printable using Canva and make it available to download through my newsletter. If you want me to write up a post on how to do so, please just let me know in the comments section below.

Click here to readFree Resources Every Blogger Should Know About.

My last goal for January was simple enough and that was to create good content. With my first blog, I made a lot of mistakes. One of those mistakes was that I wrote and published blog posts just about every day.

And this isn’t to shade bloggers that do so, but I found it detrimental to my health. It had me so stressed out. I’ve mentioned before that I want this blog to be different. I want to take the mistakes from the past and turn them into lessons for the present.

I think that if you create good enough content you don’t have to write as much. As bloggers, content creators, and influencers we spend just as much time promoting our work on social media. I think it’s a 50/50 job between writing and promoting. If the content is good enough, I would continue to get views from those posts all month.

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What I Wrote

I published 10 posts during the month of January. The most popular were:

Breaking Down My First Month of Blogging– 121 views

Finding & Creating Your Brand Identity– 90 views

Stats for January

  • 989 views
  • 431 visitors
  • 36 likes
  • 117 comments

Traffic

  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • WordPress.com Reader
  • Pinterest

February

If I could consider January, my high than, February was definitely my low. I generally just did not feel well last month. And while my blog took a hit, there are still accomplishments that I am very proud of.

February stats

Stats for February

  • 391 views
  • 180 visitors
  • 21 likes
  • 16 comments

Traffic

  • WordPress.com Reader
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

Looking at the above stats you can truly see the difference between the two months. Wherein January, I was initially battling a bad mindset, this time around I was battling my health. I was dealing with complications with my Occipital Neuralgia and some days, I could find any inspiration to write.

Just like in, “Nana! The Pot’s Burning!”, some days you just have to accept defeat and wait for the next day.

What I Wrote

But this doesn’t mean that I didn’t write anything. For the month of February, I wrote 10 posts which seem to be my average. The most popular were:

Create a Self-Care Toolkit– 41 views

Let’s Build a Community!– 36 views

Making a Dream Reality

The month wasn’t a total wash though. I was able to put into action a part of a dream I’ve had since my last blog. I created The Community, a side project of Join The ME Project.

Click here to read more, The Community

As of now, there’s a Facebook group, Twitter RT account, and Wednesday highlight post on my IG. I’m so happy that the feedback has been great so far.

I think that may be all I have to discuss today, as always, let me know what you think in the comments below.

 

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19 Comments

  • Reply Leslie Tucker

    I love this post! There must have been something in the air in February because my stats were the lowest they’ve been yet. I was getting discouraged and I always have to remind myself that growing a blog is a slow and steady. On the very last day of February I had a sudden turnaround. Yours is on its way too!

    I truly enjoy your blog and always look forward to reading it. Keep it going. ✨

    March 2, 2019 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much, Leslie. Your comments always put a smile on my face. I hope you know how much I appreciate them.

      March 3, 2019 at 12:07 am
    • Reply Erika

      What’s your blog link?

      March 3, 2019 at 12:08 am
      • Reply Leslie Tucker

        upandforwardonpurpose.com

        March 3, 2019 at 12:12 am
        • Reply Erika

          I just tried to leave you a comment. Did it go through?

          March 3, 2019 at 12:16 am
          • Leslie Tucker

            It didn’t go through.

            March 3, 2019 at 12:19 am
          • Erika

            I will try again,

            March 3, 2019 at 12:25 am
    • Reply poutineandprada

      You did so well!

      March 3, 2019 at 7:25 pm
      • Reply Erika

        Thank you so much!

        March 3, 2019 at 7:40 pm
  • Reply Despite Pain

    Sometimes you win…sometimes you learn – I absolutely love that saying.

    March 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Me too! I fell in love with it instantly. It’s so simplistic but has such a deep meaning.

      March 3, 2019 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    It is exciting to see that your stats boomed in January! Hard work comes with its rewards and it showed. Sometimes, we make mistakes and as long as we learn from it, it’s okay! Hope you’re feeling better now for some good hits this month! Thanks for sharing!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    March 4, 2019 at 12:33 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you so much, Nancy.

      March 4, 2019 at 1:13 am
  • Reply Paige

    You are doing so well – I think how you are approaching your blog and stats is amazing. I get too stressed about numbers so I kinda avoid it.

    Would love to see a post on the printables for Canva too!

    March 4, 2019 at 11:28 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you, Paige, I appreciate your feedback. I will be writing up that post about creating printables soon

      March 4, 2019 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Alexandra Quinlann

    Ooh I love how you broke it all down like that, you’re so organized! I need to start keeping better track of things!

    xo a | http://www.alexandraquinlann.com

    March 5, 2019 at 12:28 am
    • Reply Erika

      Thanks! It helps me measure where I’m at but I’ve learned recently that I can also get myself in trouble if I focus on the numbers too much. One of my goals this month is to try and find a good balance between the two.

      March 5, 2019 at 12:41 am
  • Reply Sara

    Thanks for sharing your process, Erika. As a new blogger I love getting to gain some insight from someone more experienced. Do you have any tips for promotion on Facebook and Twitter?

    March 6, 2019 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply Erika

      No, but I’m seriously thinking about writing up a post about tips for social media. Maybe not this week, but sometime next week.

      March 6, 2019 at 8:17 pm

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