Using your Stats as a Spring Board to Blog Growth

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Your stats can be more than something you take a peep at every now and then to catch a glimpse of who has visited or viewed your site. You can go beyond the sinking feeling of not seeing enough numbers of readers, views and visitors…beyond that ecstatic feeling of having reached a big number. Just because your stats jumped does not mean it can not go down again or be more. But then celebrate your achievements and success.

Here is what studying my Stats from a close point of view mirrored for me:

  • My most viewed page with the highest number of views/readership is my Home page/Archives with 1,779 views just this year 2016
  • Next I discovered that my readers/visitors/viewers seem to be interested in information about care of the elderly. This is why my most clicked on/read post is ” Care Service Providers for the elderly in Nigeria”. 917hits.
  • I also found out that posts on Relationships and Marriage drew in a number of readers/viewing.

A few things a closer look at your stats can help you achieve:

  • Helps you to know the number of followers you have on word press and on your various social media platforms
    Mine: WordPress – 134 followers
    Facebook – 502
    Twitter – 68
    Not sure of my LinkedIn account..which means i have to work on this.
  • I also learned that i have neglected some followers as i haven’t acknowledged their kind gesture in following me by thanking them, following back and commenting on their posts too. One good turn deserves another they say.
  • It will help you know the geographical location of those following/reading your blog. Having this knowledge will help you understand your audience and their preference.
  • You’d also be able to determine the best day and hour to post based on what statistics  revealed about your most popular day and hour with the highest views You’d also be able to determine whether you are reaching your target audience or not.
  • You will have knowledge about search engine words/phrases that generated clicks on your site/bog.

Good news for me

  • This exercise revealed that i have achieved more than my set goal of having 500 followers, meaning i have to aim higher now.
  • I compared two years stat 2015 and 2016 and discovered that i had gained more viewings and following by 35% judging by the numbers.

It is good to know that i am moving and getting better and i am not resting on my oars…None off us should because it can be better.

So don’t sweat it…keep writing and posting, keep learning and working on improving yourself and blog. BLOG GROWTH 3

Hope this has been helpful.
And i want to say thank you to every reader, follower and visitor to my page. Love you loads 🙂

And seriously thank you Blogging U Team…This course on Blogging, Branding and Growth rocks!!!

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Adebisi Adetunji (C)

Our Elders: we call them Old School (World Elder Abuse Awareness Day)

I love talking about the elderly because lately i have been learning a lot about this vulnerable group of society that a lot of us just pretend that they don’t exist. We treat them less than human sometimes forgetting they still need love and caring even though they can sometimes get on your nerves. But old age and grey hair is a gift and some people don’t get old before their time is up. So  here is my own way of reminding myself and all of us about our grandmas/Grandpas, mums and dads:

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It’s June 15, another year, another month,another day, another opportunity to do something about protecting,  caring and providing for our elders.

Our elders are those we call old school;

Those who take slower steps now that their strength is gone having helped to raise the young like you and I.

S/He can no longer chew food as before

S/He likes to recapture past memories telling stories that only grandchildren are patient enough to listen to as us Adults are too busy trying to make money

Our elders are lonely and UN-cared for

Many times we ignore and behave like they don’t exist

Many times we forget to visit and make so many excuses that runs into years

Many times we leave them in the care of helps/maids who physically and verbally abuse them

Some are even raped by young evil minded neighbors and they can not even tell anyone because no one would believe.

Some elders are left in the sun for more than the hours required

We are rude to our elders; we shout at them and hurt their feelings

Some society do not even have a welfare plan/package for elderly citizens who have helped raised productive hands now working to build the society

Our elders are owed pensions

We treat our elders shabbily forgetting that we would grow old one day

Life is a full circle…you are young today and tomorrow you grow old.

Start with your mum; your dad; your uncle/aunt

Show some love to any older person living close to you

Report any case of elder abuse and lets make aging graceful for our elders!!!

Photo Credit: Dreamstime.com

Adebisi Adetunji (C)

 

Two Elderly Women

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One attained the then level of education called the modern school. In her day girls were not sent to school because it is believed that it was a waste of resources since they would eventually get married. So her father refused to send her to school but she was so hungry for an education that she did managed to convince her elder brother who took responsibility for her education. Today this elderly woman can spend her time reading interesting books keeping herself busy and getting informed about the world around her.

The other elderly woman also had the same problem of a society and fathers who didn’t believe in sending a girl to school. In fact they believed that such a girl could easily get pregnant thus compromising her chance of getting a man to marry. She was not as lucky as she didn’t have anyone to speak up for her. The boys in her family went to school while she was left behind. Today she struggles to read even words written in her indigenous language. I could see the pain in her eyes as she tries to make sense of words on the pages of her Bible. She sighs and wished someone had spoken up for her at the beginning of her life’s journey as a girl.

Every girl deserves to go to school!

Photo Credit: mathstricksandtips.blogspot.com Thank you.

Adebisi Adetunji