30 thoughts on “How Do I Measure My Posts’ Success”

  1. Comments are indeed nice 😊 I like that you always respond to yours. You’d be surprised how many blogs I read and comment on without any acknowledgement from the blogger. And I don’t mean checking mine out (I’m not into the ‘like for like’ approach). I mean they don’t even reply to my comment on THEIR post or even throw a like on it. If I could digitally shrug at them… I would πŸ˜› Engagement is the key to happiness I think, not stats and numbers but seeing if people actually want to engage with you. We all just gotta listen to Captain Picard 😝

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    1. Really? That just seems somewhat rude! I mean, the reader took his time to write something, the least you can do is answer them xD Unless you of course are a HUGE blogger who gets thousands of comments and therefor it’s impossible to anwer them all, you should always answer…

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  2. Good write up. I’m a little blog, I do LOVE when people like and comment but if they don’t I’m still good. I finally have figured out where I can respond to comments on my tablet. I try really hard to interact as much as I can – but sometimes I miss things. It’s good that you can separate things out and don’t take it personal. ^_^

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    1. Thank you~! Ahahahin the beginning is always like that! Figuring out how to work with WordPress.

      Maybe you this could help. The way I make sure I don’t skip any comment is by going to notifications and just read the comments tabs. That’s the only way where I’m sure I’m able to see everyones’ posts eheh

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  3. Honestly…I think I have already sit this once, but I hardly look at my stats at all. Sure..I love it when the follower count goes up, and a post gets likes and best of all comments. But if they don’t I’m cool with that too (unless nobody reads my blog anymore, there are of course certain lines lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). But I can definitely understand what you are saying here…and of course to be featured in someone else’s post, especially when it’s a highly respected blogger, is a very high reward to achieve indeed.
    And….well…you totally know already that your blog is awesome…and so was this post. But you don’t need stats to prove that: you just are! 😊

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    1. Yeah Raistlin, but you are a different and special kind of person where you literally are more concerned with others growth than yours xD That’s what makes you awesome and one of the most loved people here on our community xD

      Ooooh thank you so much! ❀ Not going to blush today because I think I just paid you back just right in the last paragraph muahahah πŸ˜€

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      1. Okay…seriously…my face is so red right now, that it might explode. You do know I will pay you back for this eventually right πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚…And yes..my revenge will be sweet…..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Seriously though: thank you so much, this was really kind of you to say 😊😊

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  4. I don’t tend to look at individual posts except when looking back over a long period of time. Mostly because there are a lot of factors that impact on an individual posts views etc and I know some of my feature posts only get twenty or thirty views on the day it gets published but over the weekend more people take the time to read it, and then over the next few weeks it will get more traffic. Same with my top 5 lists. Both of these end up accounting for the majority of my most viewed, liked and commented posts but its more of a long term thing rather than a right now thing. Then again, announcing I hit a milestone usually makes for a sudden surge of traffic and the most commented post ever and yet that’s hardly the best written post ever (still great fun to celebrate with everyone).
    So yeah, I don’t think I can really measure an individual posts’ success. I think I just tend to look at how the blog as a whole is going. I don’t think I ever write a post thinking will this get a lot of views. I think I just try to write the best post I can at the time. I know a lot of my episode reviews will get very few views but that’s fine. Series reviews get varying mileage depending on the timing of the review and the series.
    Ultimately, I just want my blog as a whole to have content on it people are interested in, and I want to talk with people about anime. That’s the most important factor.

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    1. Well, in my point of view, you are in a league of your own Karandi xD

      I think when you get so many views (especially from Google) and when you get to a point where you are posting more than once a day, it just doesn’t make sense to continue and still think on a specific post πŸ˜›

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  5. Hey! Great article!

    I agree, comments are really the ultimate thing that bring a smile to your face. Especially when someones tells you how much they agree with you.

    To me, what has been the ultimate reward, after writing the most thoughtful comments on blogs is to be invited as an author to fairly big blog and write for them once a week. There I really felt my dopamine go up! πŸ˜€

    Thanks for sharing! Keep it up! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hey there! Thank you for liking it eheh

      That’s really awesome! πŸ˜€ Now that I think about it, comments ARE an awesome way to open some doors. Most of my collabs and friendships came from comments πŸ˜€

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  6. I measure success by level of interaction. That said, I care more about comments than number of likes and views. I still think that views, follower count and likes are important because more traffic usually means that something is going right (to me). However, when people leave comments, I know that they’ve read my post and I am thankful for that. πŸ˜€

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    1. Yeah, I understand what you mean. However, I think when you put a lot of weight in the views, follower count and so on, might bring you negative thoughts instead of good ones. Sometimes the viewer/follower count just decays with no reason whatsoever and you don’t really have a hand in it xD That’s why I think comments are the best eheh

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      1. Hm, I don’t think I’ve experienced a decline in viewer count for no reason. For me it’s because I posted less or because I’ve engaged with other bloggers less. Just my experience though

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  7. Comments are the most valuable for me, even if I do just like them and forget to reply to them later…you can artificially inflate likes (as you’ve said), followers (as you’ve said) and views, but not comments (except where spam is involved). Definitely going to echo Karandi’s sentiments that interesting content is the best, but I use views as the main indicator for the Showcase.

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      1. Yeah I understand the showcase thing xD Since I don’t do that, I don’t really have to think about it xD

        Yeah, spam does change things ahah But, most of the spam is picked by WordPress filter… Thank god! XD

        When it comes to not forgetting in replying comments I just read them when they pop up in my phone but never like them. That way, when I finally get to have some time to answer comments (as now) I can understand where I left off last time and where I need to start answering comments xD

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      2. Re comments: That’s a good way of doing things. I’ve tried it but it only works a few times before I start having to filter out likes and comments I’ve replied to from comments I need to get back to, then I start getting all the notifications out of the way regardless of whether I need to comment to them or not…I could just use the comments tab of notifications as a way to sift through, but it tends to be neglected when I’m cleaning them out…

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