It’s another #bloggingedumacation sesh! One of the best tips I’ve ever received as a blogger was to not pay attention to my stats. Because really, you should be building a community around your blog not worrying about your numbers. But in the same breath, stats are what brands and networks are interested in knowing when trying to decide if you would be a good match for them.
For me, stats are a tool to track growth. Not a tool to be obsessive over. I do track my stats each week so that I can track my progress, but I honestly, write them down and then put my notebook back away. I may compare to the previous week or to the previous month, but it’s just a number that gets put in a book. I’ll refer to it when I’m applying for campaigns. And it makes things move a whole lot faster when all your stats can be at your fingertips.
So today, I’ve got my Blog Stat Tracker to share with you. Feel free to print it out and use it. I’ve left a blank space on the end for any other stat you may want to track.