Anatomy of a successful blog post
In a few weeks of blogging, I’ve been surprised at which posts have been popular (been viewed a lot) and which have not. I’ve been even more surprised at the range of popularity – about 300:1, with my least popular posts getting under 30 views to date and my most popular post over 7000.
A few simple observations.
1. Posts which invite the readers to participate seem to get much more attention
2. As a new blogger without a dedicated following, I am hugely dependent on posts getting picked up on third party sites to get high volume
3. SEO matters. Some of my posts get a steady stream of traffic from Google searches. I would have expected my blog to rank way too low to get traffic from any reasonable search, but that has not been the case.
I will say that my subjective opinion of “quality” or “value” has very little to do with which of my posts get a lot of attention.
Still learning, but enjoying it.