Posted by Tibor on April 24, 2007
It may seem ridiculous, but I’m proud of it. This is the blog statistics chart of How to make better photos on 24 April 2007.
It’s a relatively fresh blog that I started in December last year. Since that time I haven’t achieved my original goal – improving my photography skills by receiving comments on my pictures – because very few people comment on my pictures. However I became passionate of writing posts for my blog and seeing the – still very low, but sometimes jumping – number of my readers day by day. Furthermore I discovered some of the inner workings of the blogsphere.
- the title of a post does matter: other bloggers on WordPress.com are surfing through posts possibly like me – reading as little as possible and selecting just by a few words
- textual posts are – quite understandably – more attractive for search engines than single picture entries
- posts with strong visuals are more attractive for human readers
- there are cold periods throughout a week: during weekend days I have even fewer readers than other days
- there are hot – or at least warm – periods within a day: I suspect that the majority of the users of WordPress.com are living in the US since the number of my readers start increasing after 4 p.m. CET.
- there are hot topics that might attract much more visitors than others: the best day ever of my blog was – don’t laugh, please – when I posted the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom vs. Nikon Capture NX article
- traffic can be generated by being nice and posting on other’s blogs
- building popularity and attracting traffic is hard work and requires time
A much more authentic article on the topic and a great collection of links can be found on www.copyblogger.com.
Update on April 26, 2007
I thought I had understood a few things about blogging and number of readers attracted by blog posts. I know nothing. I have no idea what might have happened here. See this chart below: