Blog stats aren’t the be all and end all, if you have low blog stats one day, week or month then that’s okay, as long as your still enjoying the blogging process. However, it is nice when you see your blog making progress and the best way to track progress and by tracking the stats for your blog. Slow progress is always better than no progress, that’s how I like to think anyway. For today’s blog post I thought that I would share with you how I like to track my blog stats and hopefully it will be helpful to some people.
Using an Excel Spreadsheet
One of the first ways in which I do this is through having a spreadsheet specifically for my blog stats on my laptop which I try to update on a regular basis. In the first sheet of I have my monthly views, as you can see below. On the top I have the months and on the left hand side I have split it up into years as well. On the far right hand side I have created a little section that has my overall yearly views for each of the years as well as the total views for my blog. The yearly views and total views update themselves when I update the monthly boxes because I’ve made them into formulas.
In the second sheet within this is what I’ve called my annual stats. In this I’ve split my total posts, total likes, total comments and total words for each year. For each of these I’ve also added an average simply out of interest. On the far right hand side I have also got a ‘total’ section which is because my all time stats of each of these.
All of these stats that I have in my spreadsheet can be found on the stats page within wordpress, the desktop version is best to find these. The annual stats can be found by going to the ‘Stats’ page followed by the ‘Insights’ page on the desktop version on WordPress.com. From here, scroll down to the bottom of the page and you’ll find them under ‘Annual Site Stats’. You can click on this to find more detail on your stats on a yearly basis.
The next way in which I track my blog stats is through my bullet journal. This is only a recent thing since I’ve only be bullet journalling for the past month, but I’m liking it so far! In my bullet journal I have a blog stats section incorporated in each my monthly calendar as you’ll be able to see below. I’ve included in this stats for my Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, monthly views and all time views up until that point. I fill these in at the end of the month.
Do you track your blog stats?
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