My stats are dwindling: What am I doing wrong?

Hello reader and welcome to my blog! I’m trying to get my son to school on time today and it’s proving difficult, what with the weather, his cranky mood, and my coughing, so I will write this post intermittently. I downloaded an interactive journaling app. It helps, but I realize journaling doesn’t work much for me because I need feedback.

Ok, so he is “secretly” getting dressed. He thinks I can’t find him because he is “hiding” behind his slide. So funny. I’ll play along. Anyway, yesterday I didn’t practice yoga or meditate. I feel better when I do both. I’m even reading less. Maybe it’s because im sick. I don’t know. What I do know is im trying to keep a blogging momentum and I am getting good ideas, but they just sit in my drafts folder. Also, I haven’t been very obsessed with my stats (I used to check them several times a day, now I only check them once a week). However, upon checking them, I keep noticing that my views are dropping, and I don’t know why. I’m making sure I at least post on the most viewed day (which keeps changing but is currently Monday) but I guess I used to make sure I posted at the right time but now I don’t bother to wait since most of my posts are now Storytime issues.

Ok so I took my son to school. All went well, but we were a little late. I’m a bit resentful of my husband that he stayed asleep instead of taking us by car and we had to go walking in the cold and wind. Honestly, it wasn’t so bad but I think im upset because I woke him up and asked him to take us and I explained why, but he gave a noncommittal answer and when I asked my son to wake him up again, he told my son “ask your mom: can you go walking?” Which is code for “im not getting up” I guess, so off we went. I’m trying not to be upset. I’m trying not to say he is being lazy (he tends to be lazy often) and instead think with compassion and say maybe he is tired and needs more sleep. I hope we bundled up enough.

Back to the stats. I want to be inspirational and motivational and write “5 ways to boost optimism” and such like I used to but I feel like I already wrote all the advice I know. Sure im learning every day, but maybe romance novels (yes im back to those) and tv shows are rotting my brain.

My stats are decreasing every month. I don’t compare myself to other bloggers but im losing readers and I don’t know why. Maybe I should work on the posts in my drafts, but not now. Now I make coffee and debate whether to watch Malcolm in the middle or read from The dance of anger.

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29 responses to “My stats are dwindling: What am I doing wrong?”

  1. If you use Pinterest have they cut your impressions like they did to me? My Pinterest traffic was growing fine until December and keeps getting dramatically lower. I went from approximately 40 Pinterest clicks a day to maybe 1 or 2.

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    1. Oh my gosh, you’re right! Most of my traffic comes from WordPress readers. That number has decreased but not by much. However, the 2nd most source of traffic is Pinterest and my views from Pinterest are decreasing 50% every month compared to the month before. That’s a dramatic decrease over the past 5 months! Even though I save every post to Pinterest. But lately, they won’t let me save half of my posts. It says saving but won’t save. Why is this happening? Do you have any idea?

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      1. I wish I knew. I emailed them and got some generic, copy-and-pasted answer that was totally unhelpful. I’ve heard many stories of this from other bloggers. It doesn’t seem to be targeting any niche in particular, so I think it’s a glitch on their site.

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      2. Oh, I see. I hope it doesn’t last long.

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      3. Pinterest really pisses me off sometimes, and their “no, there’s not a problem even though your pins are getting no impressions” responses are up there in the pissing me off hierarchy. My old pins continue to do well, but my new pins generally don’t get more than maybe 20 impressions.

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      4. Yeah, hopefully they fix this problem soon…i usually share my blogs on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. Where do you share your blogs?

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      5. Mostly on Pinterest. I use Twitter and Instagram sometimes, but eve when I do, I don’t get much traffic from them.

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      6. Same, I barely get traffic from Twitter and Instagram, but I share anyway

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      7. Yeah, I’ve heard a lot about people losing all their impressions over the past few months. Specifically, December 9th there was a drop, then March 12th. It doesn’t seem to be affecting anyone in particular, either. They like to send emails asking how their customer service was after I reach out to them and I give them very honest answers haha.

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      8. One time I totally flipped out on them – I was complaining that none of my new pins were getting impressions, and they told me that this was because their algorithm favours new pins. Argh!!!!

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      9. Well there’s proof they don’t read out emails 😣

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  2. Blogging relies on engagement. If you read and like other blogs, and leave a comment, people will see you there and often come to you. Hope you feel better soon. 🇨🇦

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    1. Oh so that’s it, cz I’ve been commenting less and reading less, I guess. Thank you for your insight. I will work harder to stay engaged with the blogging community.

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  3. I think there is a drop off of readers. Don’t stress

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    1. Thanks. And thank you for keeping up with blogs. I’m reading blogs in alphabetical order now, whenever I can, being sick and overwhelmed

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  4. 🙂 Truthfully speaking, stats fluctuate; it will raise again (It is nothing to be too concerned about).

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    1. Thanks for the reassurance 😊

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  5. Your stats are way higher than mine. 95% of my engagement is on WordPress alone since I don’t actively use social media. It’s tempting to watch the stats and lately I have been discouraged by my follower count. I gain 3 and lose 5. Like what’s up with that?

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    1. How long have you been on WordPress? I’ve been for 5 years, and I didn’t start getting more than 4 views a year until 2 years after starting my blog. I don’t focus much on the follower number because my focus is on views and comments the most. Mostly, I write from the heart and try not to let stats deter me, but I also try to go with the algorithm a little because I want more people to read and benefit from my words.

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      1. I started my blog in April 2016 but didn’t do anything with it until April 2019. At the time I had maybe 20 followers so I must be doing something right…. I currently have 1150 followers.

        I should be happy about my follower count – back then, I would have been ecstatic about my current stats. I think it’s human nature to always want more followers, more traffic, etc. more more more! 😆 I agree that comments SO essential when it comes to blogging. For me it’s all about engagement, mainly through WP. I don’t know anything about SEO optimization, ranking on Google, etc. and feel like that is holding me back a bit. I still have a long way to go and a lot more learning to do! 🙂

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      2. Wow, that’s a lot of followers. Way to go. There are a lot of blogs out there that can help with SEO. I used to know nothing about it. Now I know a little bit.

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      3. I have a premium WP plan and SEO isn’t included in that plan. There’s ways around it though – I’m not quite there yet but I will get there one day.

        Tbh the best way to gain followers is to provide value and stay true to yourself. I don’t use other social media platforms (does Twitter even count these days?) so most of my time is spent here. I blog because it brings me joy but I’m still a newbie! 😅

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  6. algorhythms not activity when you first post I think so try going on and reacting right away and see if that helps.. let me know! 💖

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    1. Ok, thanks! I’ll try that and let you know. 😍

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  7. I think Sajjida you need to interact more with people on blogosphere, this in turn makes people visit your blog too. It’s a two way street and give and take helps. Your content is fine, but you can adapt a more positive tone in your writing

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      1. You’re welcome

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