I’ll be the first to admit that I have an analytics problem.
I check WAY too often and have even had to cut myself off before because it just wasn’t healthy.
But they’re super addictive…and you tend to hang your self esteem on the number you see. If it’s high, then so are you and if it’s low, well…
But today I want to tell you why you should begin to look past those numbers and begin to measure your worth in a different way.
We all have different reasons why we started our blogs. Most of them are because we wanted to connect with others and share some knowledge or lend support.
But in the day to day activities of life…and trying to build our blogs…we sometimes get off track from that initial focus.
Today I’d like you take a minute and go back to those first days of your blog. Revisit those feelings, ideas and excitement you had.
For me, my mommy blog took a turn for a few years because of our adoption journey. I posted the good, the bad and the ugly along the way (and some people REALLY didn’t like the ugly).
I chose to do this so that I could inspire people. So that I could share my journey and show the truth about loss, adoption and life after adoption. And yes selfishly, so that I could get the support I needed.
But most importantly so that that ONE person that needed to hear what I had to say…could find it.
That One Person
We get so wrapped up in trying to get as many eyes as possible on our site, that sometimes we forget that we’re really trying to connect with real people with real problems.
Many people already know what they need to do. (You know how to lose weight, right? Are you doing all you need to do?) But it takes hearing it from just the RIGHT person to really make a difference for us.
I can tell my kid that he needs to read each and every night and he will fight me tooth and nail. But if his teacher tells him, then it’s the best idea he’s ever heard. (Sound familiar?)
Anyway, my point today is that sometimes the numbers don’t reflect your true impact.
By blogging you are putting yourself out there – in a vulnerable way at times. That one person that needs to hear what you have to say – from you – could be reading it right now on your site.
And that ONE hit won’t reflect well in you stats, but it will make a world of difference to that ONE person.
Why did you start your blog?