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 post, Breaking Down My First Month of Blogging.
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
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.
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 read, Free 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.
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
Stats for January
- 989 views
- 431 visitors
- 36 likes
- 117 comments
- WordPress.com Reader
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.
Stats for February
- 391 views
- 180 visitors
- 21 likes
- 16 comments
- WordPress.com Reader
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.