When compared to my stats for the end of January posted last month, we are seeing some growth here at RCB but only in returning visitors. Page loads are down as well as Unique visitors and First Time Visitors. Returning visitors are up. I like the returning visitors stat because it suggests that more of the visitors are converted to returning ones. This suggests to me that I am providing some valuable content but that my marketing (i.e. visiting and commenting at other blogs) may have lagged from my initial activity in January. I am not too focused on putting in the consistent time in that area which may be the reason for a decline. Last month I set a cocky and ambitious goal to double my January stats. I didn’t come close. I failed to reach my goal. I am not disheartened. I just didn’t do what I needed to make my goal happen. Maybe I should be a little more conservative for next month. My goal is to increase each stat by 50% which would mean 190 page loads and 17 returning visitors on average for March.
And now for the posts
My most popular posts are:
51 views for my 1959 Chevy Convertible, down from 70 last month but still the champion
26 views for my 1950 Chevy Pickup Truck up from 22 last month
25 views for taking up the Pre-Writing Challenge – new post only one day old
23 views for the Plan by the Week System by Steve Scott – only 5 days old
These are the posts for the month of February. It seems to me that these stats suggest that I am creating posts that attract readers. The nostalgia posts still attract viewers but seem not to relate to other content. I am adjusting the mix for March to include more variety to better gauge the topics where I should focus. Any comments or observations are certainly welcome.