I had a different post all lined up for today, but after the amazing response to my last one, “Oh by the way, HERE.” I wanted to follow up.
My plan was to spotlight some indie authors in need and hopefully get them a little more notice. I say a little more because this blog is still a baby.
The first surprise was to find my author friend Susan Bischoff had written a post to raise awareness about mine. I was thrilled because I knew she had plenty of readers. From that, I figured it was a lock I’d have a good response.
The next surprise was the response. Up until yesterday my biggest day was 18 blog hits, which doesn’t mean 18 visits, but clicks. One person could’ve clicked multiple parts of my blog driving the number up. So of those 18 about a third of that traffic was to the blog I promoted that week. That was the high. After that, my average was around 10 hits and part of that was because I wasn’t promoting heavily. I planned to give the blog more of push after the holidays.
“Oh by the way, HERE.” got 85 hits. 57 of them were directly to that post and the number was probably 67 because 10 hits were to the home page. The first post you’d see on the home page would be the current one. So 67. More that triple the TOTAL of my biggest day.
Looking further at my stats showed that roughly a third of the traffic was directed through my own promotion. The rest was from other people spreading the word through tweets, retweets and ways in which I had no idea. To all of you, you have my most heart felt thanks.
The final surprise came when I looked at the rest of my stats. Almost 20 clicks were to other parts of my blog, which isn’t a big surprise. The surprise came when I got new followers, praise for my content and new subscriptions. One person even found the Facebook fan page I hadn’t yet told anyone about. And yes, that was a plug as well as something cool to mention. There’s not much to it right now, but it’s got a cool welcome page. 🙂
So again, thanks to all that made this possible. Your karma check is in the mail.