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Who Reads My Blog And What Is Success?

Today I asked myself the question Who Reads My Blog? I’m supposed to be taking a break from blogging. I guess I’ve taken a break from social media and had a good few days resting but I have this urge to write and the urge won’t go away so here I am at 3.45 in the morning writing because I simply have to.

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I’ve been thinking and asking myself who reads my blog? I’m really not sure. I have some people that I know read my blog regular because they comment regular and then some who tell me they read the blog and discuss topics I’ve raised. However, beyond that, I feel like I’m in a blind spot.

I can look at Google Analytics and see how many page views I get. I get lots, well enough to make me happy. Each month is just getting better and better view wise and I’m super pleased. However, I often ask myself, who are the people visiting the blog?

Google Analytics tells me what countries my views are coming from. I can see the age range and the demographics. I can even see the percentage of return user, the bounce rate and other key stats. However, sometimes I feel the personal is missing.

I don’t really need to know who is reading The Inspiration Edit, although it is lovely to engage with those who take the time to read the blog. It’s lovely to hear from people, to get feedback and to know when what I write is making a difference to someone’s life.  I’m not dependent on that but I do think it’s really important.

I really don’t have to have a comment or social media engagement to view my blog a success. As nice and great as they are, success is not always defined by who connects with you. Heck, success is not even based on page views. For different Bloggers, success is measured in different ways.

I think for me, my success is somewhat measured by page views, social media followings, Domain authority and ranking scores. Most importantly though it’s how the blog benefits me and my family.

The Inspiration Edit is therapeutic to me, it helps me to stay focused and gives me an outlet to share my thoughts. The blog is also a great opportunity, an opportunity to give my family experiences and we could not otherwise afford. It’s also a fantastic way to store family memories!

I think storing memories and photos online is a great idea to be honest. I love to share many images and photos on the blog but for me I also like to keep a backup or storage for future personal use. Just like me, busy moms can access their own Cloud Computer and share files through a hosted SharePoint provider such as Apps4Rent.

My husband researched the best cloud storage system for us and we actually use two different ones. It’s easy to store the hundred’s of photos I take for the blog and having great images really does help my blog to be more visually appealing and attractive. i’m grateful to have so many fabulous visitors to my blog and want to share the best content with you.

I’d love to learn more about my readers and those who visit my blog. I’d love to increase my social media engagement but most importantly I want to be successful in using this blog to help myself and help my family. I think that’s what true success is to me, writing how I feel and using this as a tool to benefit others along with my family.

That’s my thoughts at this crazy hour.

Angela x