I reached 100+ followers! Stats a big deal.
Talking about my accomplishments is something I have never felt comfortable doing, even when I had to recite all that I did or did not achieve for my annual job review. On one hand I understand the premise being, there is no one more capable of highlighting my successes better than me. Also on the other hand, to talk of how well one may have done is a lot like blowing one’s own trumpet. Is this a dilemma or what? Look, there are no plans afoot to solve this conundrum. The two main reasons for posting my stats are to encourage first-time bloggers to keep going, and to give thanks to my followers for their endorsement.
Travel Itinerary blog and website was created for the sole purpose to offer travel assistance in itinerary planning, talk of travel experiences, spur travel interest with informative tips, and relay timely travel news. In 2017 TI started and 21 posts later the website has achieved, wait for it (drum roll please), the following:
Views = 2,517 (highest views in one day = 177)
Visitors = 867
Countries that visited website = 64
Most likes = 275 (most recorded in one day = 13)
Comments = 84
These statistics are small potatoes when compared to other blog sites and given the fact that I do not use FB or tweet, tweet for added leverage. To beginner bloggers who will read this post, here are a few tips for you. If blogging is your passion as this is mine, then keep on writing. Check your stats daily because the data gives you a benchmark to improve on. Stats are important and give you some validation. They tell you who your audience is, what peaks their interest and where they come from. All in all, remember even though you want to increase your numbers it is not a race. Greatness takes time. If you build it they will come and the sky is the limit are clichés that express perfectly what I truly believe in order to raise the bar.
I thank God for all the progress made on this site. All I can say to my followers, friends, well-wishers and supporters who encourage me – my heartfelt thanks and appreciation. Without your interest I would still be at square one. You have been great.
Now you know what to do. Comment in the box below, click follow, like, thumbs up or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.