How do you tell if a Blog is successful?
There are may theories out there on various metrics we could use to determine whether or not your blog is successful.
Some people use metrics such as these to determine whether their blog is successful or not:
- Number of Page Views Per Month
- Number of New vs Returning Visitors
- Number of Shares on Social Media Sites
- Bounce Rates
- Number of Comments on Blog Posts
- Number of Email / RSS Subscribers
The challenge with metrics like these and many others is that everything depends on what the purpose behind your Blog is in the first place.
For example, a Blog which is focused on humor, entertainment, or celebrity gossip may receive hundreds of thousands of visits a month but may not be seen as “successful” with those types of numbers.
Meanwhile, a Blog whose niche market is organic hydroponic gardening might be seen as ultra successful with the same amount of traffic.
Everything depends on what niche you’re in, what your blogging goals are and how YOU see your Blog.
I find that a lot of new bloggers want to know if they are doing the right things and if they are succeeding with their Blogs.
As a blogger for over 9 years now, I’ve spoken to and mentored many different bloggers and here’s what I’ve discovered…
How to Really Tell if Your Blog is Successful
What I’ve discovered is that a blog becomes successful the day which the blog’s author DECIDES and DECLARES that their blog is successful.
Nobody else out there can do it for you.
No “stat” or “metric” can do it for you.
YOU essentially have to declare that your Blog is successful and then go out there and find metrics, stats, and “proof” which supports your belief in your Blog.
As you do this, your blog will start to be seen as “successful” in the eyes of others as well…
… but it won’t happen until YOU start to see your blog as successful first!
For example, in my mind I believe this Blog is very successful.
I saw it as successful the minute I started it!
And then, every day I look for reasons, for “proof”, for stats and for metrics which support that belief so that I believe in the success of my blog more and more every single day.
By declaring that in my mind, and in my beliefs, other people out there start to see it that way as well.
But it always starts with YOU.
YOU have to decide, right now, that your Blog is a success!
It doesn’t matter if you have written one blog post or a thousand, or received 1 visitor or a million visitors… none of those metrics really mean anything to anyone unless YOU first start believing your Blog is a success.
Muhammad Ali declared himself “the greatest fighter” first, before anyone even saw him that way. He first convinced himself that he was the greatest fighter and then he went out and became the greatest fighter.
It’s the same thing with Blogging.
YOU have to see yourself as a successful blogger.
Find reasons to believe that to be true, even if this is your first day blogging.
Once you start to believe this, you will manifest a reality where this is true.
You will start to see evidence and “proof” that supports your belief that your blog is successful, and it will become so!
With your thoughts, and your beliefs and your spoken and written word, you will manifest it into reality.
I believe in you!
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