Blogging is different. It's my work and it's okay to shine a flashlight (no spotlights) on any success I have. With that in mind I began thinking about what a blogger could do or say that would allow her to share good (or bad) news about her blog specifically or her writing in general. Start off by reminding yourself about how you feel when a blogger you follow has good news: something is published, she's hit a milestone, a new pattern or fabric line or book is about to come out.
How do you feel? It's okay to sense a little jealousy, but aren't you truly happy for the person who put in the time and effort to get those accolades? Don't you want to know these things? Can you learn from them?
One reason for sharing information about your blog (as opposed to sharing on your blog) is that you have a truly unique opportunity to show other bloggers how your blog works. What works for you? That's what you should share on this type of post. Every blog platform has a page that gives you information about your blog. That's where you're heading. On Blogger (the only one I know) Stats can be found in the left-side bar under Posts. You've probably looked here briefly to see what's going on: how many followers, views, likes, whatever.
The information, however, is there for much more. What that is, I'm not quite sure. Remember, I'm not a numbers gal, so I tend overlook them when possible. But in this scenerio, we've got to go there. So let's have a look.
- what is your most-viewed post; why is it so popular
- where do your viewers live; why do people from other counties visit; which country outside your own seems to enjoy your writing the most; how can you give them more of that;
- have you figured out who among your followers is most likely to return; do you converse with them in some other form, such as email; do you share other platforms; how did you become internet friends;
- have you collaborated with anyone you've met on your blog; can you interview a reader or collaborator; how can you help another blogger
- how often do you post; which days of the week; when did you begin blogging; what was your reasoning for beginning;
- how have you changed or refined your focus; what do you want for your blog's future
- could you have found a niche for your blog; what is that niche; how can you improve or refine your niche
shed some light on the information at hand. However, writing about your blog can help you explore ways to help your readers. Your blog becomes a case study for them. If you team up with other bloggers in your niche, together you can create a comparison case, which will help everyone involved in addition to the readers. And isn't helping your readers somewhere in those answers?