One of the first rules of blogging is to never compare your blog to anybody else’s blog. You can borrow ideas you like (don’t steal, though), and you can share with them, but never say, “Why do they have 2,000,000 followers while I only have 20?” Everyone is different.
OK, now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I have to say that during all of the year end stats sharing I noticed that I received views from far fewer countries last year than most of the blogs I follow that have a similar number of followers. Not only that, the number of different countries that the views to my blog came from has decreased by 10% from 2014 to 2015 while the number of actual views increased by 100% (doubled). So where is my International audience? More important, how can I increase that audience? Continue reading →
This week I had a visit from a new country. No, not a country that just came into existence. I mean, I got a visit that WP shows came from a country from which I have not had a previous visit. Hmmm, did that come out right? Anyway, it was Mongolia. I usually use Mongolia as an example of someplace that is relatively inaccessible, like the data that is replicating across 2500 servers in 180 countries I might say, “So, it will most likely be available in DC before, say, Outer Mongolia, right?” I do not mean any disrespect for that country, just that it isn’t as accessible to me as Canada or France. And yet it is. It is just a click away and someone from there did click and landed here, in “Trent’s World”. Continue reading →