Friday, October 5, 2012

What Makes a Blog Post Popular

Today I went to my Blogger stats to see which posts were the most popular and analyzed what made them so popular. Surprisingly, most of them had little to do with writing quality articles.

At the same time, there were articles that got popular just because I did my job well, such as Describing Emotions, Author's Notes that Ruin a Novel, and A List to Focus on While Line Editing. Those articles were popular because the subject matter was relevant, the titles were descriptive, and the posts were interesting.

But! Even though those are good articles (if I do say so myself), I couldn't have made them successful on my own. All of them were retweeted, shared on Facebook, or mentioned on blogs.

Besides SEO and intriguing images, there are two things to take away from this - two "tricks" that, when all is said and done, will make your blog popular.

My Blogging Advice to You
  1. Write well.
  2. Make friends.

6 comments:

  1. Interesting seeing what you found out about the "why" behind certain stats. And your two points at the end are awesome :-)

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  2. Nice article, thanks for the information.

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  3. It is a bit of a mystery of what makes a certain blog post more attractive than others. I guess shedding light on that is a step in the right direction

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  4. Some of my popular posts are so random, I have no idea at all why people are still visiting them. But I suppose if you can figure it out, you can copy the success next time.

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  5. Nice post! I'm your new Follower! :) I hope you visit my blog sometimes.. Thank's! Kisses from VV!!

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  6. I became a regular reader from the book cover design thing!

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