When I started blogging, I used to agonize over my blog stats so, I’m not going to tell you one big fat lie that it didn’t mean anything to me; it did at that point.
Then, it started taking a center of focus which was anti what I wanted and my objectives.
I want to be able to do my blog posts without thinking for one second if the views would go out of the roof or not.
I didn’t want to lose sight of my main reasons for starting this journey in the first place and that’s to connect with like minded people, whilst nurturing my passion for writing.
Bothering over stats was such a joy-killer.
Even though hundreds of views mattered, it was not my primary goal. If the art of blogging wouldn’t lead me to the road of achieving my writing goals, why then should I bother over stats?
So I put my stats right in my face where I see it every second that I log on to my blog and bingo! I stopped agonizing over it.
I stopped poring over the figures and wasting God-given precious seconds trying to understand how and why and who and what and all the innumerable reasons why someone read xyz that I wrote and the jargon of search terms that one could find.
I just wasn’t about to start writing out of context and playing an orchestra that was tuneless.
The Lesson in this and note to self is, don’t lose sight of your blogging objectives.
Make sure you are enjoying the experience as you keep to your primary objectives. That’s what really keeps you going.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha
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I absolutely love this book of poems. My favorites are “Love Rations” (for those who love to give the silent treatment) and “Beggars Supper” (which definitely pulls at the heart strings). Two thumbs up!!