Happy day after Valentine's Day! 💜 Thank you for continuing to read my blog!
Today, I thought I'd write a little about blogging! I've been doing this for over a year and a half now, and it has really been a great experience. Though I know I don't have a massive readership, I still love the process and am super grateful for those of you who do come here.
I've read lots of articles online about how some authors really struggle with maintaining the blog and social media presence that's almost a necessity for authors in this day and age. That's never really been a problem for me. I really enjoy both blogging and social media. I started blogging basically on accident, as some of you may remember. I was setting up an author website for when I was eventually published... and I accidentally published the website. So then I was like, What the heck. And I started blogging!
I'm not entirely sure where to go with this post, so... HOW ABOUT SOME WEB ANALYTICS?
For those of you who don't know, web analytics show you how many people visit your website, and what they're doing, and how they got there. I do it through Google Analytics, which is the best analytics website I've found. I check my analytics, I don't know, maybe every two weeks, whenever the urge hits.
This is the graph of awesomeness. I especially like watching my rate of new visitors, Real bloggers, people who do it for money or marketing, they really keep tight tabs on this stuff. Me, I blog for fun, so this is just because I like data. Which is weird because I hate math, but you know.
My favorite part of the analytics is the section where they tell you where your visitors are coming from. There are three types of visitors in this analysis: those who get to my site through a web search, those who come directly by URL, and those who click on a link somewhere else to get here. In these analytics, I can see a) the search terms they use, b) the page they go to, or c) the social media they came from. I don't really know why it makes me so happy to look at these stats, but it does!.
So here's a little peek into those analytics.
Viewer Type One
Viewer Type Two
I'm guessing most of you come by direct or social. My regular readers don't typically need search terms. So here's the list of web pages you guys went to most commonly during the month of October.
Viewer Type Three
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