Unique monthly visitors, pageviews, bounce rate, sessions, analytics, does anyone really know what I am talking about?? Another aspect of blogging I never knew existed, I mean seriously who knew? I use to think it mattered how many followers one had, or how many fans, but apparently that matters not (or not as much as I thought) I seriously had no idea what a UMV was and had to google it, but I did figure one thing out fast regardless of how many people I had following me companies really just want page views.
So here is my question how does one increase their page views if they do not have followers???
Let’s boil this down to the basics and to what really confuses me, I have seen bloggers with very few followers on bloglovin, small numbers on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest yet they are regularly selected for campaigns, receive goods and are part of a great tribe, I want to be altruistic here folks,I really do and I would love to say I blog because I love it and nothing else matters but lets be real, it DOES MATTER. Validation in any form is a morale booster, a means of making us feel successful and that we have achieved something, am I right? Do you think about these questions?
How do some bloggers with low stats have tons of blogger ads? How do they get accepted to Mode Media, or Collective Bias or many of the other sites out there?? How do they attract the eye of the PR firms and get invited to awesome events?? How does one person get a ton of likes on Instagram and another barely any, these are the issues /concerns that I have. The solutions allude me and I have to confess I probably think about it way to much, it possibly crosses my mind more times than it should but it is a problem I am determined to solve.
I understand that sometimes there is no solution nor magic formula, the universe has yet to figure out what makes one band a success and the other ignored, we do not know why one person gets discovered not another and of course how the heck does a post go viral… I compare it to the Caramilk Secret, the secret to getting that caramel into those little squares of chocolate is one of the secrets of the universe, solve it and you are in… so help a chocolate lover out, how do you get the caramel into the little square?…. or maybe an easier question is what do you do to get page views?? or what actually are your page views? or are you actually able to blog without being consumed by stats and data???
Truthfully its not like I am going to stop buying clothes and taking pictures of myself, I mean really folks that part is still fun but maybe I need to stop applying to Ad companies and on blogger campaigns, at least for awhile, maybe my ego needs a break from rejection.