[LET’S CHAT] Can You Measure Blogging Success?

 Ah, blog success.

I’ve talked about measuring a blog post’s success, and then went on to realize that I’ve never talked about measuring blogging success in general! I KNOW; WHAT IS THIS. So now I’m going to hop on board the train and discuss it today!
(I know; I’m such a professional book blogger.)
I know that we all have different goals when it comes to our blogs. Some people set their sights on getting all the ARCs, some people want to find other people to talk books with, some people want to gain a following so they can promote their book or their business, some people might want to try something new, etc. So, blogging success can definitely depend on what said blogger is trying to get out of it, but I wanted to dissect the types of stats we use and analyze and try to see if there’s ONE true way we can determine overall blogging success.

Obviously, we, as book bloggers, want to succeed! The true question is “What does blogging success look like?” I mean, I’m sure we all have our own personal goals for our blogs, and we all have a idea in our head of what we consider a popular book blogger, but I wanted to see if there’s any sort of physical measurement we can use to determine blogging success!

ADMIT IT; YOU’RE CURIOUS, OKAY?

Followers

I think we all usually equate a lot of followers to someone who’s successful. It’s not just in blogging, but usually overall, especially in the social media age where if someone has a lot of followers, we usually immediately look up to them or wonder what they did to become more popular.

I mean, it definitely doesn’t hurt to have a lot of followers, especially when e-mailing publishers; when I get to 1,000 on WordPress, I’ll probably freak out and fangirl.

But, there’s definitely the fact that they can be flimsy.

Some could easily be spam followers or followers that aren’t even book bloggers that are just inflating numbers, not to mention that a follow doesn’t necessarily guarantee that that person will read any of your posts. Trust me, as someone who’s been followed by popular book bloggers, and then they never read any of my posts ever. I’ve seen lots of bloggers that have over 1,000 followers on WordPress, but have only five likes and no comments on their most recent posts, so it really all depends on whether those followers will show up.

Views

You can also determine success via views, whether it’s just views per post, or even overall total views during your time blogging. I definitely equate a high number of views on my posts to equal a further reach to bloggers and bookworms.

Again, it’s a flimsy number. Some people could just click on the post, skim it, and then leave. Some people could just click on a post and then never read it at all. In the end, it doesn’t TRULY show interaction, but they’re definitely nice to have!
I know that my most viewed posts are definitely not in ratio with likes and comments – for example, my TV show review of 13 Reasons Why is my most popular post in terms of views with over 583 views, but only 25 likes and 31 comments due to the fact that I wrote it at the peak of the show’s popularity, and it was popping up a lot in Google searches (like, 200+ hits).

Likes

I know that likes are definitely a main factor for me when it comes to first looking at my post notifications after a full day.

I think it definitely depends on what you’ve posted that likes are a good or bad thing – for instance, if I posted a review or a recommendations post, I’m more likely to be okay with the fact that it gets more likes than comments then I would for one of my Let’s Chat posts.

As a popularity measurement, though, it can also be a bit messy, since people could like your post without reading or commenting, and it could poorly correlate with your other stats – you could have a 200+ views on a post, but only 20 or so likes and 5 comments, so does that really make it popular?

Comments

I feel like comments are definitely the biggest factor for most bloggers when it comes to popularity.

I’m sure we all look at bloggers that get lots of comments per post and wonder how in the hell they’re getting all this attention and look at them highly. Comments are also the biggest contribution to show that you genuinely read a post (or, you could comment and show how much you DIDN’T read the post at all) and took the time to talk about it! I feel like the only con to comments could be someone having 101 comments, and 90 of them are just the blogger and their friend having a full-on conversation in the comments section, but I feel like this rarely happens in the first place! I definitely indicate if my Let’s Chat and Discussion topics were popular by how many comments I receive on them, and memes for other bloggers can also show support, since the point of those is to find new bloggers!

Do you think blogging success is measurable? How do you personally measure your own blogging success? What makes someone else’s blog successful for you?

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65 thoughts on “[LET’S CHAT] Can You Measure Blogging Success?

  1. I know exactly what you mean! I think about all of these factors all the time and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m just going to have to be a stoic about my blog’s success.

    Like you said, we can measure a blog’s success via comments, likes, and views. But none of it really pertains to anything.

    My goal for my blog is to help people based on my own personal experience. But admittedly I also want to make money off of my blog. So I consider it my brand, it’s essentially an extension of myself. I consider my bigger life goals as potential information assets to give to my blog. I want to give value and then receive it.

    The stoic part is that I have to tell myself “My goal is to *do my best* to reach X many subscribers/followers” rather than “My goal is to reach X many subscibers/followers” and be disappointed by not making it.

    Ultimately a blog is an art as much as it’s a business. Be proud of yourself that your work is growing for the world to find. And if it’s the best content you can offer, consider that a success. If the world finds it to be great content, consider it a success.

    These are just my thoughts. I think I started rambling after “I know exactly what you mean!”.

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    • That’s so true! There are different genres to blogging, and we all have different goals we want to reach – for instance, book blogs tend to not really make money, but I know beauty bloggers do via sponsorships, so that plays into what a “popular” blog is.

      Ah, that’s a good strategy! I know I make monthly stat goals (mainly to just do better than I previously did), and I try to not feel bad if I don’t make it, especially if the month still went over well as a whole!

      That’s fantastic advice! πŸ˜„ And don’t worry; I don’t think it was rambling; it was great! πŸ˜‚

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  2. I think sometimes you can’t really measure blogging success. Some bloggers just get lucky, or some bloggers just happen to write about popular subjects at the peak of their popularity- like you did with the 13 Reasons Why post- so it attracts a lot of attention. Some bloggers get successful sometimes by just one post that can catch a crowds attention, so the readers follow for more.
    To me personally, you can’t measure blogging success, because a blogger could be blogging for a year, but only has a few followers.
    Great post though! I just mainly think it’s all about personality. People want to read the real you, so when you write like that they get interested.

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    • That’s so true! I know I’ve seen lots of posts, not from book bloggers but lifestyle bloggers whose blogs they monetize and make money off of, that are like, “How To Get A Ton Of Traffic To Your Post” and “How My Post Got 12000+ Views Overnight,” and sometimes, I think it’s just luck, and not and not a formula!

      Yeah, I find that interesting! I’ve seen bloggers who have reached success in months, and I’ve seen bloggers who have been blogging for five years and only have 50 followers, so there’s really no set sort of way you can gain popularity, I guess!

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      • Agreed, because if I were to follow those people’s tips from those posts that they’re writing about receiving tons of traffic, then probably it wouldn’t work for me.
        Everyone works different for different people, so those posts can’t be exactly accurate at all, for everyone at least.

        Agreed, you can say that it’s because you posted posts every single day, but if someone else does that, it maybe might not work, you never know!!
        Great comment, loved reading and responding to this!!

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  3. I don’t think it’s easy to measure blogging success. I mean yeah having 1000+ followers would be nice but like you mentioned a lot of the time they are just inactive accounts. I do think that judging from the likes and comments is a good way to see what people enjoy from your blog! I always get excited when people comment on my things.

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  4. I think that it really depends on what kind of post you publish. I’ve seen with my own posts that the ones that get the most feedback, are relatable posts that people feel that can add to. I feel like there’s no way to really measure blogging success, as it can be measured in so many ways. As you said, followers is a very, very flimsy stat to go by, as there are so many ghosties out there.

    This really made me think, great post!

    Luuu

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    • That’s so true! I wouldn’t really expect my stats to be so hot if all I posted were reviews, since those are pretty unpopular, while I have higher expectations for my own since a large majority of my posts are discussions! And, yeah, I mean, I’ve never seen a blog where the interaction and the followers match – even blogs with 2k followers, I’ve seen get 70+ likes and 50+ comments, which is such a small fraction of all those followers you get!

      Thank you! ❀️

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  5. I loved reading this post!
    It lost certainly is difficult to measure blogging success… it also depends on how often you post, etc.
    Like for example, I have a friend who have less followers than me, and less likes if you take a post one of by one. But she post almost everyday, so her starts in a matter of views etc are way better than me!
    Also I noticed that stats can vary month by month, even though my likes and comments increase through time. Like, in July, that’s when my stats were the highest. But if you take my posts one by one, I have less likes and comments than my posts in August. Due to the fact that I posted less in August.
    That’s why I try to ignore the stats and just go with it otherwise I would always have a headache trying to figure how to have better stats πŸ˜‚
    Sorry for this long and uninteresting comment lol, but I really liked reading about this!
    Have a good day ❀

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    • I’m so glad you did! πŸ˜„

      That’s so true! I mean, I’ve seen blogs with less followers than me, but much more interaction regarding likes and comments than I do, which means we just have different audiences. Or some blogs they post twice a day every day who probably get much better stats than me!

      And, yeah, I’ve had really good months and months that are just meh, and I can’t really chalk up a reason as to why this month was better than that month if I posted the same amount of times!

      Haha, that’s true! I know I can sometimes get worked up about them. πŸ˜‚ And no need to worry; I don’t mind! ❀️

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  6. well, generally speaking, according to my research teacher, such things as success can be measured πŸ˜‚. it also depends on how you define ‘success’ + parameters. i can’t rlly rmr but i think she’s mentioned that we can make a rubric for it or a point system so we can quantify something that’s not quantifiable. but idk my research didnt require it so i didnt use it πŸ˜„.

    but if u ask me, i’d say a blog is successful if that blogger is happy at what they’re doing, achieved their blog’s purpose and continues to do so 😊 it’s like even if ur never satisfied w ur blog but then u receive these awesome feedbacks as to how u helped those folks find their next favs or for whatever reason that made them happy–that would be truly heartwarming for me πŸ’•

    also, dude, how the heck do u even manage to post a discussion everyday 😲

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    • I totally agree with this. You can measure success as long as you’re defining it. Scientists have even conducted studies to generally measure things like how happy you are. So if you think success=happiness, that’s basically as measurable as saying success=how much money you have, or something like that.

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    • Ooh, science! I feel like everything can be measured with science! πŸ˜‚

      That’s so true! I know I’ve had meh days, but felt better because of some of the comments or compliments I’ve received! ❀️

      I DO NOT! πŸ˜‚ I post three times a week, and most are discussions, but only because I write these posts at least a month or a couple weeks before they go up! πŸ˜„

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  7. I don’t blog as much as I’d like to, but success to me is if I’m happy with what I’m doing–that is, keeping up with reviewing, reading other blogs, finding new books. I’m not selling anything there, and getting caught up in “how many hits?” is useless (for me).
    (I was more concerned with my author/selling books blog–but there are only so many hours in the day, and that’s a different context, anyway). However, if I had more time, I’d def be out there commenting and interacting more. But if I’m not happy, it’s not a success πŸ™‚

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    • That’s definitely a fantastic measurement! I mean, I’m sure there are people I admire who totally hate their blog and what they post, and I know that I want to make sure that I’m satisfied with what I post and what I do instead of posting every day for the entire month and having great stats, but all I posted was memes, of that makes sense?

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  8. Personally, I think the measure of a blog’s success is connected to the interaction a blog receives. I agree with the idea of comments being a good indicator of blog success because generally, comments show that a person read and considered the content of a post. This is an excellent discussion post, and I am excited to read more in the future!

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    • Yeah, I think so, too! I think my first impressions of a blog and how popular they are are the interaction they get, so I’ve stopped paying attention as much to the follower count, and more to the interaction, since I have seen blogs with 1k followers or blogs that were once popular only have a couple comments per post, so there’s not really a solid measurement! Thank you! ❀️

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  9. For me, I think if I’m improving the writing of my post with the quality and style it is success. Rest of the things like, comments, views, it work in wired way. Sometimes I get all of them genuinely and sometimes I got lucky and get all of those things, sometimes I feel like I don’t exist. As you said sometimes my views drop from from 70 everyday to 30. So it’s unpredictable. Sometimes it happens if I read someone’s post they will read mine back, if I don’t, they won’t. So, I just focus on writing my post better than counting things or checking stats. It sure does affects me with book approvals, but hey there is no shortage of books out in world. So I say if you’re happy with your post and blog then that’s success.

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    • That’s so true! I feel like sometimes, people are just lucky; I know my ever popular 13 Reasons Why review blew me away with how popular it got, since it wasn’t popular when I first posted it, and the post that I think launched me into good stats I don’t even know why it got popular over any of my other posts! πŸ˜‚ I think that’s a really good way to measure your own success; I know there are some posts that I’m proud of, but aren’t that popular among anyone else, and I’m still proud of them!

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  10. For me it’s definitely comments! Getting even one thoughtful comment on a post makes my day, and I think that’s because to me ‘blogging success’ means creating quality content that interests people and brings them joy. When someone leaves a comment that responds to the things I’ve discussed, I know that I achieved that!

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  11. I think that stats are there to help you measure the growth of your blog, which post gets more attention and stuff like that.. It’s a tool, Success may depend on what you feel you’re accomplishing with your blog..whether that is getting ARCS, or followers or someplace to let out your inner bookish self… For me, I’m happier when I receive comments than anything else (the rest is great too) but with the comments I feel that people really cared about what I was trying to say…

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  12. I definitely think of “success” as being more related to “people being interested in my posts.” So you’re right that straight follower count is not always indicative of that. I’m more interested in stats that show people are actually reading my posts, which is usually views and comments. “Likes” are nice, but it’s hard to know whether someone read the post just because they “liked” it.

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    • That definitely makes sense, since most people want to have that interaction! I think some people usually see a huge follower count and assume that that person has a large “true” following, which, depending on the blogger, can be true! And, yeah, a large amount of likes is nice, but I never know if people actually read it – much like when I asked people to ask me questions, and I got a lot of likes, but not that many questions/comments, so did people really read the post? Who knows? πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈ

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  13. Ooh, I love this post! I count my views and comments together to measure my success — but mostly my views because I talk A LOT with my commenters ahaha. However, I think comments are super important as well, and the moment before I start replying back to all of them, I see how many there are. πŸ˜‚ But really, I don’t think blogging success can be measured! What I define as success is not in quantity but in quality — the friends I make (well, the QUALITY of those friendships) and the conversations I have and the bonding I have with others.

    Great post!!

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  14. To me, a post of mine is successful if other people interact with it and leave a comment. It might just be another blogger returning a comment that I left for them, but to me, it still shows that they actually took the time to read it.

    I don’t tend to look at pageviews when measuring how successful a post is because the statistics can be unreliable sometimes in telling me that tons of people have been vising my blog when it’s really just spambots or people skimming through.

    I don’t try to measure my own personal blogging success because getting hung up on pageviews and follower counts can make me feel like a failure, which isn’t a good thing when I do this for fun 😊

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    • Yeah, I think interaction is definitely solid proof that someone did read and enjoy a post you wrote! And that’s true; I don’t think we often have back and forth conversations in the comments sections!

      That’s true! I usually assume WordPress is accurate when it comes to my stats, even if people are skimming through, but I have no idea what it’s like for Blogger? I mean, I never know if any of my pageviews are “genuine” pageviews (hopefully, they are). πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, I know for some people stats are their worst nightmare, but I absolutely love looking at them! I’ve gotten to a point where I can shake off bad stats if necessary and feel fine! πŸ˜„

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  15. I definitely think that blogging success is a mixture of all four things you talked about but mostly followers and views. But I also think that the definition of blog success can be highly individual. Personally, I blog because I think it’s a fun hobby and I need somewhere to talk about books with like minded people. For me right now blog success is having people seeing my blog posts, liking it and commenting no matter the amount because it means that I’ve reached someone somehow and they’ve related or enjoyed what I wrote about. Maybe my attitude will change in the future but right now for me that’s enough.
    I enjoyed this post and its certainly something not discussed as much within the book blogging community despite the obvious importance we place on success. Thank you!

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  16. I used to think it was all about getting as many followers as possible, until I figured out that no matter how many followers you have, it’s the same group of people who leave comments and become friends. Like, yes, you might have hundreds (or thousands) of followers, but how many of them are actually “following” you? (reading, commenting, interacting with you) It’s probably a lot less. I’d say it’s never over 50 people.
    And so I’ve stopped worrying about those follower numbers and I look at how many people I interact with because, at the end of the day, they’re the reason why I’m blogging πŸ™‚

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    • That’s so true! πŸ˜„ People come and go and replace them; I mean, I have people who commented in the beginning, and haven’t commented since then, so it really is a cycle! I mentioned in an earlier comment that even blogs that have 2k followers usually only get about 70+ likes and 50+ comments, which isn’t even a fraction of their followers, so it doesn’t really matter! πŸ˜„

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  17. It depends on the person measuring the blog, to be honest. Success is often subjective so where one person may see success, another may see mediocre or failure. With that said, I think for blogging success is probably a combination of views, followers, and engagement.

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  18. I… have no idea how one measures success. I think, for the most part, you can’t? Unless you have set some very specific personal numerical goal or something- but that’s the thing, it’s all personal in the end. Like, okay, we can agree that someone making tons of money or something would be successful I guess, but that isn’t anyone I know haha.

    Comments are great, and I suppose that’s part of it (and hey, nothing wrong with having ridiculous comment conversations on posts, shhh πŸ˜‰ ) but I also feel like that has a lot to do with social connection, too. I guess if someone had enough spare time and/or the desire to know the answer to this, there could be some kind of algorithm that takes ALL the areas of blogging into account- but again, how you’d weight it would be up to personal preferences/discretion.

    In the end, I think it’s all relative. One person may be giddy excited over 10 followers/comments/whatever while someone else is salty that they “only” had 1,000, you know?

    OH and true story- I never, ever understood “likes”! Do you have to have free WP to have them? I kind of like the idea, especially if someone didn’t have a chance to comment but wanted you to know they liked the post!

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    • Yeah, I think blogging success is definitely all personal! And it’s true! I guess you can assume that someone who gets a lot of comments is a very social person and has done a lot of social networking, so that can definitely mean that they’re successful! And yeah; I mean, I often got frustrated when I was on bookstagram that someone with 20k followers was whining about not getting the same amount of likes, because who cares when you have so many followers??? But I guess it really depends on what they’re trying to achieve!

      I have no idea! I’ve noticed that it seems like free WordPress is the only place where I can like people’s posts, but maybe self-hosted has an option if you google it? I am certainly not the expert. πŸ˜‚

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    • So funny, Shannon—I just had to point out that we are once again (as always?) on the same wavelength because I had the same questions about likes. I literally went and looked at my blog to make sure I wasn’t missing some feature I should have known about. I’m sure there’s a plug-in for it, but I doubt I’ll work up the energy to find one. πŸ™‚

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  19. I agree! I think that depending on the post, I will base the success on either the likes or the comments. If it’s a review, then I’d base it on the likes. Of course, that doesn’t necessarily mean that people are READING my reviews… but.. whatever.

    I mean, it’s harder to comment on a review, because it’s harder to find things to actually TALK about when you’ve never read the book (aside from “Great review!”)

    But with discussion posts, I usually base it on comments. Of course, I don’t ALWAYS base it on comments, since if I reply to all of the comments, then half of them are mine. But when I halve the number, usually it’s less than the number of likes..

    Okay this is just rambling I’M SORRY. I LOVED THIS POST <33

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    • That’s true! Depending on the post, I’ll care about how well it did – I care more about how a discussion did than a review, so if a review falls flat, I’m less likely to care! πŸ˜‚

      And that’s true! Sometimes, when I don’t get a lot of interaction, I have to look at the post and realize that it’s not something you can talk a lot about, if that makes sense? Like, I love my anticipated releases posts, but those don’t get much interaction because there’s really not much to say past, “I’m excited for these books!” and I always feel awkward since I never know HOW to respond. 😩

      IT’S FINE; THANK YOU! 😘

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  20. I have to agree that comments are the biggest factor for me when measuring a post’s success. Although I have to admit it does feel good to see that follower count go up, but it isn’t really all that helpful when those followers are like ghosts!

    For reviews I also know going in that there will be marginally less comments, and I’m okay with that! Sometimes I am surprised by which posts get the most interaction though!

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    • So true! Even with ghost followers, I just get excited with having a large follower count; I can’t help it! πŸ˜‚

      That’s true; it definitely depends on the post! I know I’m not AS disappointed if my reviews fall flat than if a discussion falls flat! I am as well! I’ve had posts I thought would be more successful just fail, and posts I didn’t think twice about doing super well, so it all depends!

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  21. I think it’s like… all of these things combined haha

    It definitely helps to have more followers – more people subscribed to see your post usually means your posts are more likely to be seen, liked, and commented on.

    But also interaction is super important and I bet if you have high interaction – your blog post itself is super awesome and everyone wants to talk to you about it – then your post is successful, which will bring in other people to want to read/like/comment/follow on your post which will then in turn make you like a SUPER STAR book blogger and get all the cool arcs!

    So it all starts with: is your blog post good quality that brings people in and makes them want to engage? If so, you are well on your way to a successful blog! πŸ™‚

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    • Yeah, definitely! The majority of the time, I assume that if I or someone else has a large amount of followers, that means more exposure to people, even if they don’t read your posts! πŸ˜‚

      Yeah, I guess it definitely depends on the posts and their quality! The more people are likely to comment, recommend your blog, maybe mention it in a wrap-up, so word eventually spreads! I like to assume that’s how it works! πŸ˜‚

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  22. It’s so funny that you mentioned likes because I don’t even have that enabled on my blog and I never really think about it. I actually had to go look at my blog and reassure myself that it wasn’t there and I wasn’t missing something. LOL! I’ve actually noticed that I get notifications about people liking my comments on their blog (another feature I don’t have) and it’s made me curious about it, though. For right now, I’m happy with just judging my posts’ popularity with comments (and, at the end of the month, I check out the posts with the most traffic)—I’ve built my blog up to the point where I’m no longer stressing about this on a regular basis. For the most part. πŸ™‚

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    • Yeah, I feel like most blogs don’t have them! I know I have people who like my posts and never comment, so I can’t imagine what that’s like! But I think comments are probably the best system anyway, so it doesn’t really matter! Oh, man, I wish I was at a point where I was confident enough in my blog to not care!

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  23. I definitely agree that comments are probably the best way to tell if a blog is successful because to comment you have to have actually read the post and enjoyed it enough to go to the effort of writing something in response.
    It definitely is personal opinion though on what constitutes success as a blogger, and as you say, it depends on what you want to get out of it. One person might be happy with ‘x’ amount of comments or views, but another blogger who wants to use their blog to promote their own book or something might want more, to get more eyes on their book.
    It’s definitely an interesting topic though, and one that I don’t think gets discussed enough, so great post! πŸ™‚

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    • Yeah, definitely! They’re the most solid interaction when it comes to blogging, or even other things, like social media!

      Exactly! Blogging success really is subjective, especially since I’ve seen blogs that I consider popular make it seem like they’re not doing good enough or their posts suck, etc. I’m always so confused because I think they’re fantastic, but what they’re getting may not be what they really want? Thank you! ❀️

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  24. Sorry, I’m so late on commenting! I generally mark my success pretty much the same as you, on discussions comments are most important, and I generally feel the same way about reviews.

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  25. WHOA. You redid your blog?!?! I missed this because of my hiatus. I LOVE IT.

    Anyways, on to the topic at hand. I measure other bloggers’ success by comments and followers. Mainly comments though. If there are a lot I assume that person as a lot of views and followers. For myself, I guess it would be am I having fun or am I over it? Also, comments. hahah

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    • I DID! And I’m so glad you do! ❀️ I’ve missed you while you’ve been gone! πŸ˜„

      I do, too! I think I usually immediately judge if a blog is popular based off of their stats – like likes and comments – and then seen followers! I think followers can go both ways, since I’ve seen people with smaller follower counts have a TON of interaction while blogs with 1k might have only a couple of likes on their latest post. It’s quite interesting! And that’s true; if I’m not loving blogging anymore, I should give up, really! πŸ˜‚ I did that with Goodreads and Wattpad easily haha

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  26. Success is definitely intrinsic to me. I feel successful if I finish my post, and I am happy if ANYbody comments on it. I accept that I will never reach the level of success that many of the blogs I follow enjoy. I will never get the physical ARCs and swag sent to me, but I will continue to read and interact with other passionate readers. Seriously, sometimes I will re-read an old review, and pat myself on the back because I sounded so articulate.

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    • That’s so true! I think I care a little bit less now because I feel like I’ve been at a really steady, good place, and I’m pretty sure all bloggers have duds! I do wish I could be one of those bloggers who gets stuff sent to them though; I shall dream! πŸ˜‚ That’s true; there are some posts I’m really proud of that just fall apart, but I loved them, so I guess it’s okay!

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  27. The economist in me says it is measurable so long as you define what success is. The blogger in me says that it is very subjective and difficult to measure. For me, I would say comments make my day, but I do get excited when I see views go up.

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  28. I think blogging success is measurable because the interest others show in your blog and in your posts is measurable with all of the things and numbers you mentioned (despite some of them being possibly flimsy). However, popularity is not all that matters to me. I like writing things that I know won’t get as much attention simply because I love doing it.
    Blogging Success for me is the interest of others and their interaction with my blog, and my own comfort with what I write and having fun.

    Someone else’s blog is successful to me because it generates interest in me and makes me want to read more from them (just like your blog!). Since this is how I determine other people’s success, it’s also how I determine my own. GREAT discussion!

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