You guys know me and how often I go on about how ‘the stats aren’t important!’ and ‘don’t worry about the stats!’ but then I go crazy for them anyway. Call it the analytical part of me. I LOVE analysing stuff and I can’t seem to stop… it’s part of my day job actually.
So my stats. Did not do well. Over Christmas break.
They went bad
I once blogged about how I grew my blog and how I really got 6,000 followers (wow I blog about stats A LOT) and I have to concur with some of my earlier observations: my stats slide into hell if I don’t put in the work.
Perhaps my SEO game is just totally off, but no matter what I do, I can’t seem to increase my outside traffic. Getting dismal search engine results rivals the consternation I once felt for Upwork. Why won’t you do what I want!?
Over my two-month break, my stats dropped to about 30 views a day. On average, 10 of those views were external.
Looking at this fancy little diagram below, you can clearly see the giant hump in Feb/Mar 2018. I really have no clue what I was doing at that point in time, but looks like it was working! You can see my enthusiasm died off come April…
Here’s my old diagram from a year ago (hello colour change!):
Before my July 2018 break, I was averaging 250 views a day. Might take me a few more months to claw my way back to those stats! And as you can imagine, it’s also going to be a long, long time before my WordAds program bears any coffee beans. But when it does, it will be $100 USD worth.
So my stats are going pretty bad, but that’s too be expected when you take a huge break. No use letting it get you down.
And like I always tell you, ‘it’s not all about the stats guys! It’s all about the connections you make!’ Which is true, but analysing stats is fun.