Publish or Perish: Stat Obsessed.
This is going to be a quick post as it is just a quick thought. One of the sure fire ways to destroy your momentum as a blogger and writer is to continually check your stats. Until you have built a following it may seem like your writing for nothing as fifteen people seeing your work can be a little disheartening. Here is a couple tricks to help you build your numbers I watched my mine quadruple following these steps in no perticular order.
First off as stated in previous Publish or Perish articles you gotta pick you audience, and write to them individually. Sporadic writings about all sorts of things confuse your reader and also leave them guessing as to what you are about. It also may mean they don’t come back. That does not mean you can not take a broad view of your category though.
As an example I write about art modern art, success in art, ideas for artist’s and interview….. you guessed it artists. I also publish my own art work here. From those basics I can branch into almost anything revolving around success, art, sales, what influences modern art, even writing about art. This leaves what I write about limitless, I can write about my week in the studio, the music I was listening to while I was creating, other artists that influence my work, business ideas I come up with about art, you name it I can write it. Anything I want to write as long as its art based. this gives me an audience as well as a chance for others to learn from and about my practice. I get lots of hits from talking about the art works of others.
Although lately I been a little stat obsessed which is why I wrote this post, another way I keep myself highly motivated to write is well….. I go through periods where I don’t check my stats at all. I don’t always hit my dashboard page when signing in. I just hit my new post page write, edit, link,get in and out as quickly as possible. Sometimes I won’t check my stats for three week periods as long as three. I know as long as I am continually writing good work and linking that numbers will be there. In truth for a long time I didn’t even know my stats as I was uploading on to another site and using this blog strictly promoting my art work. When I combined the two is when I noticed a major difference. In the past two months my stats have taken the biggest jump this comes directly from uploading works off another site I wrote for Art+Culture. The benefits for writing for Art+Culture was that, I took it more professionally as I had an automatic audience as their where others writing and reading as well. It also improved my writing dramatically and gave me some instant CRED with the public as I was writing on a professional site. It did all this because when your writing on a form you are aware others WILL be reading your work and good or bad they will criticize it too. Naturally this makes you want to be more conscious of what and how you write, thereby improving your the research you put into your work and the words with which you choose to express your written work with. There are all sorts of domains like this out there, for sure there is one that is suitable for you. I would even suggest writing for one of these for a while to get the swing of it. Then when you upload all your works on to your own site you can double even triple you stats in one week. I uploaded seven ARTICLES(well written and thought out) in one day and that is exactly what happened to me and I haven’t looked back since.
But what do I know I am just a REALLY GOOD LOOKING Guy with one Missing Tooth
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and as always REMEMBER PUBLISH OR PERISH!!!!!!!!!!
~ by Richard Rossetto on March 2, 2011.
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