Us bloggers have these thoughts and sometimes we'll even externalise them into a blog post, a forum post or (even!) a 'real life' discussion. I decided to bring together a group of bloggers of different genres and experience together to understand what Australian Bloggers think as a community, of themselves and of others, their relationships with brands, PR's, blogger platforms and few other things... stay tuned each fortnight..!
Today's question is :
How do you measure success when you're reading/following a blog? i.e. that moment where you think 'wow, they've made it! Is it followers, promotions, comments... anything in particular?
If I’m landing on a new blog, I admit to judging a book by its cover – if the design and layout of the blog looks appealing and professional then it gets its first tick. Then it would be the level of engagement a blogger has with audience – how many followers they have, are they active on facebook and twitter, are they influential in their niche? Jenny - Let the children play [education] [18 months blogging]
I think if they have a book out, opportunities they have had, lots of followers and comments are a good guide or if I find out their traffic and go wow!
Corrie - Retro Mummy [craft, family] [5 years blogging]
Probably first and foremost followers, secondly promotions, if people are seeking them out, they must be doing ok. Certainly comments is another obvious sign.Mandy, A little space like home [personal, parenting] [3 months blogging]
Amy, MahliMoo [craft, parenting] [6 months blogging]
I measure the success of an Australian blog by the reach they have - what kind of readers regularly visit? how many? How many people interact via comments,etc.
Stacey, Veggie Mama [craft, parenting] [15 months blogging]
I read the first paragraph of the first blog post I open, then assess the design.
James - Aussie Green Thumb [gardening] [6 months blogging]
Melissa, One Crafty Mumma [craft,family] [5 years blogging]
Amelia, Wedding, babies Everything [family] [6 months blogging]
Followers is definitely a big part of it, but I think for me I measure the success of a blog on their engaged readership - mostly numbers of comments. I'm a hard core comment addict.Zoey, Good Goog [personal, parenting] [2 years blogging]
So, what makes you think 'That's a successful blog/blogger' when you visit?
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