This post is mainly for people interested in blogging. I just want to let friends know that I know I need to get my shared links setup, but also want to share some observations about blogging statistics.
Links Are Coming
To friends from the old Being Yordie Sands blog, I’m aware I haven’t transferred over all those great links yet. Bringing the links over is a bit more daunting than expected. For one thing, WordPress doesn’t have those handy Google Blog Gadgets to organize blog links. But also those handy Google Blog Gagdets don’t make it easy to transfer the links to a new format. I’ll try to get to these before my move to Seattle.
Stats Indicate Move Working
Ok, my stats are miniscule compared to the bigtime blogs, but they do indicate that my move to WordPress was the right plan.. And to those who told me my rankings would catch up, you were right. Here are some stats:
- Alexa Ranking…………. 1,579,923 (vs ~3,500,000 old low [lower is better])
- Monthly Pageviews…… 1,500 (vs ~3,100 old high [higher is better])
The Power of WordPress
Blog statistics have always interested me, but they became important to me after I joined Empire Avenue. When I started EAv I wanted to “win” the game so to speak. However, focusing on Facebook, Twitter and other social media kept me from doing the thing I wanted to do most, blogging.
About a month ago I just gave up on my old Empire Avenue strategy. I turned my attention to this blog and iRez magazine (both WordPress sites). After a short slump on EAv, my change of strategy now seems to be sending some key “social media” scores & rankings higher, including Klout, Alexa and others. Most interestingly, Empire Avenue seems to be giving me credit for my WordPress activity. As my Facebook and Twitter scores have faded, WordPress seems to be driving my EAv scores up. It’s too soon to say this is going to help me in Empire Avenue, but “Earnings” have turned up and that means Dividends are growing again. So we shall see.
I like WordPress and feel very comfortable here and want my level of “Engagement” to grow. I also believe the power of WordPress is tangible and measureable in “social media networking.”