Just one more post on the numbers game. Does everyone else keep track of the number of views they get on each of their blog posts? Sometimes I look at those numbers and try to figure out why so many people saw that particular post. I've read that labels you attach to your post helps people find you, but some posts which I haven't labeled at all, get a whole lot of views. Or is it the time of day I post my blog? On the weekends, that sometimes seems to make a difference. But not always.
I don't know. I am generally happy with the number of views I get on my blog, but I just wish I could figure out the rhyme and reason of it.
But what did I accomplish this week?
Daily goals –
1- write for an hour a day, this could be working on my book, writing articles, short stories or poetry, or writing extra blogs (my assigned posts don’t count) – I actually have gotten back to working on my novel, but of course I was lousy keeping track of how long I worked on it this week. I know that it was at least three times this week and I know it was close to an hour and a half each night, so I am going to round that up to five points.
2- market my book or other current project for one hour a day, this could include researching markets for my articles, devotions, or other writing to various markets, as well as keeping my nose to the grindstone of getting my book sold – I still think I need to better define this goal. I talked to three new people about my book this week; I didn't sell them one right then and there, but I planted the seed. I also have sent messages to a bunch of my new LinkedIn people. Oh, and I mailed out another book this week to one of the charities which I mentin in the book. I think that all counts, but time on it? Let's guess, three hours.
3- comment on one other blog – I think I am getting pretty good at this, so six points.
Weekly goals –
1- post to Dino Chronicles three times a week – three points
2- post to Writing What I Can When I Can twice a week – two points
3- work on my social networks, by adding to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads and Pinterest each once a week – three points
1- Do research on my novel – five points per month - 0 points this month
2- Submit something somewhere – five points per month - 0 points this month
Finish my novel – 1000 points! - again 0 points