When I first started my blog, The Cat’s Write, this was the one question I was dying to find out from other bloggers, especially from those who had been blogging for years or had a high number of subscribers – or both! Surely they must be getting thousands of views a day!?
But… I always thought it was a bit rude to ask, so I would hunt for hours and hours until I uncovered articles on the topic, usually from WordPress bloggers reporting their earnings from the WordAds program.
On average, I found these bloggers were getting around 30,000+ views a month.
Argh, I don’t even get half that many! I really have no clue how they get such high numbers.
My first (sucky) guess was that I must be doing something wrong. Then I realised these savvy bloggers would only be reporting their earnings if they had a huge number of views in the first place. They are most certainly NOT a good reflection of all bloggers with a high number of subscribers. Some of us don’t get many views at all.
Last month I averaged 250 views a day.
All up, my blog received 7,000 views in February.
I do not get the 1,000 daily views required to average 30,000+ views a month.
Here is an honest snapshot of my stats for you guys to pour over:
On my lowest days (usually when I’m inactive and eating chocolate) I only get about 70 views. On the days I post a blog, I can get as many as 700 views in one day! Just goes to show, if you put the hard work in, you will be rewarded ten times over.
Just imagine if you were able to blog full-time!
If you’re not getting many views or unique visitors, don’t worry. As you can tell, I don’t really get that many views either, and nowhere near enough to qualify for the WordAds program if I was on a personal plan!
I’m just a girl, standing in front of Worpress, asking it to get higher stats.
Thankfully, my end goal has never been about the stats, it’s been about connecting with my fellow bloggers and building a community (or so I like to keep telling myself hahaha).
So let it (the stats) go and get blogging!