Blogging for the future.

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Blogging for the future.

What a difference a year makes.  At least when it comes to blogging. 

The topics that we choose, the content, layout, links and overall effectiveness of our efforts can actually be measured and evaluated.  Take a look...

"Samples" of my posts written shortly after joining ActiveRain:

12/21/2010 The Art Of Selling And The Fear Of Being Sold - Stage 2 of 5 3 398 109
12/19/2010 Text or Twitter? That is the question. 10 369 72
12/19/2010 The Art Of Selling And The Fear Of Being Sold - Stage 1 of 5 6 463 162 5
12/19/2010 The Art Of Selling And The Fear Of Being Sold - The Five Stages Of Selling 4 315 37
12/19/2010 The Art Of Selling And The Fear Of Being Sold 11 398 120


"Samples" of my posts written a year ago:

03/27/2011 Free Advice - 50% Off - Today Only! Hair Color and Make-Up 10 425 120
03/26/2011 Why Associate, Why Subscribe, Why, Why, Why... 91 847 483
03/23/2011 Florence Joyner Olympiad Park in Mission Viejo, California 19 1309 651 103
03/23/2011 Who wouldn't want to join the VBloggers Group? Are you ready for Video? 42 467 173 21
03/22/2011 Who has made any money by using LinkedIn? 38 417 130 17


"Samples" of my posts written a few weeks ago:

03/07/2012 St. Patrick's Day for Bloggers is TODAY! 88 1795 886 50
03/07/2012 The Luck Of The Irish 30 1246 383 28
03/05/2012 Social Marketing with Banners, Sidebars and Signatures 30 1344 290 31
03/04/2012 He said, She said, "Buyers are Liars!" 43 1209 302 27
03/02/2012 Keywords and Tags 39 1379 359 34
02/29/2012 It's the little things... 124 1977 939 44


Notice the difference in the Titles, Content and Links.  But, more importantly, notice the difference in the comparison of the number of Views, Clicks and Comments (From left to right the numbers in each column represent Comments, Views, Clicks and Short URL {which is also a click}

While my early posts have had a year to accumulate attention, the numbers for posts written a few weeks ago indicate tremendous growth potential for a year from now.  

Take the time to check out Your Progress, and determine what you're doing better or can do better.  There's always a reason for our results and the numbers don't lie.  I attribute a lot of the improvement to "Better" syndication of my posts with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Websites, Outside Blogs and let's not forget Google +.


The "Perfect Post" will fail, if not "Shared". 

Additional Facts:

Most Comments were collected from ActiveRain Members within a few days of a post being released. 

Having a post "FEATURED" will definitely increase your number of Views, but your Content will be the biggest influence in the number of Clicks. 

Having a post Re-Blogged By Others or Linked By Others are positive events that will also increase Views, Clicks and Comments.  Be sure to Thank The Person That Re-Blogged Your Post. 

Good Luck and Happy Blogging.   

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Richard, I always think it is the biggest honor to be reblogged and really found it to be a good path back to my own blog.  People read who they feel a connection with and when someone reblogs a person, their regular readers take this as a recommendation.  Impressive stats...now let's see your elementary school report cards to see if you've always made this kind of progress!  ;-D

March 31, 2012 05:03 AM
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Ellen, That's very sweet of you to say.  Thank you!  Have a great weekend and best wishes always.

March 31, 2012 09:34 AM
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Mimi, The only thing that I'm currently doing is creating the Short URL, as offered at the bottom of each post.  Making a copy of it and then adding it to a Tweet, which includes the Title of the Post and maybe a teaser line.  Sometimes, I'll Tweet about it again, with a slightly different teaser line, but I haven't done it more than twice for any post.  I also begin My Tweets with @ActiveRain.  Although I haven't made an effort to collect lots of Twitter Followers, My Followers are a high mix of Real Estate Agents, which may have more "REAL" interest than the usual Followers than follow to be followed.  If I discover anything else, I'll let you know.  Maybe I'll do an experiment and check for results.  Thank you for being curious and best wishes always.  

March 31, 2012 09:42 AM
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Debbie, I agree.  I would also like to know the true source of these actions.  I'm not one to accept results and leave it at that.  I want to know the reasons for the results. 

I could create a high view and click count by myself, if I wanted to, but what's the fun in that?  In fact, the more we edit a post in "Draft", the more initial Views and Clicks with will have.  For that matter, I could write comments to myself, not receive points, but have it add to my comment count.  But, that would demonstrate the actions of a sad, lonely and desperate individual.  Wait!  Why did you just smile and nod your head?  Of well, have a nice weekend and best wishes always.    

March 31, 2012 09:49 AM
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Mona, Yes, having a post Re-Blogged is usually a very good thing, unless the person takes an aggressive opposing point of view and stirs things up.  Fortunately, that seldom happens. 

Regarding My Stats, I don't really know how they compare to other people, just how they compare to my previous results.  But if YOU think they are impressive, that's good enough for me.  I suppose the only really impressive result is when someone actually contacts us for business. 

My Report Cards have been lost and/or sealed, but I do remember several teachers commenting about what a pleasure it was to have such a quiet and well behaved child in their class.  ;-)  Best wishes always.

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