Posted By RichC on January 21, 2017
Those who have been blogging for a while learn to monitor their viewership. We’d like to know what kind of traffic is hitting the servers and often looking at the breakdown as to what generates interest and ad clicks. In the early days, a "hit counter" was sufficient, but as country music artist Loretta Lynn sang, "We’ve come a long way baby" (ok … so it was a stretch to tie in music to this post!)
| We’ve Come A Long Way Baby
Loretta Lynn – 1978
I’ve mentioned which of the 5300+ posts are shockingly popular every year, but don’t recall ever breaking down the "tracked" viewers (according to Google) who visit My Desultory Blog. Most interesting to me is that nearly 46% of the viewers are female and 54% male. I would have assumed a far higher percent would have been male? A not so surprising statistic is that nearly 1/3 of all visitors are between the ages of 25 and 34 … oh how those millennials surf the net.
Times are changing though as a sailing couple posted the other day. They have retired their Facebook posts and sailing blog to go 100% video on YouTube, stating: "Nobody reads online anymore. Everyone is "watching" content." Hm … might be some truth to that?