Sweater: c/o Chicwish ($52.43)
Jeans: Asos ($56)
Heels: Marc Fisher ($59.99), this is the new version ($160)
Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
Crossbody Bag: Angela Roi (old), similar here ($99) and here ($158)
Red Lipstick: Beautycounter in ‘Scarlet’ ($32)
How Do You Know If A Blog is Successful?
How do you know if a blog is successful? That is something I recently have been asking myself. The blogging industry has changed so much since I started and there are so many different factors to consider when looking at the analytics of a blog. I’ve been blogging over four years and first of all, I didn’t think I would last this long. I wasn’t sure if I had the time to blog or where it would take me. Second, I initially thought that if I had been blogging this long I would have definitely known if my blog was successful.
What Can You Measure?
For instance, is it all about the volume of page views your blog is receiving every month? Is it about the number of sales you are converting? Or is it the number of following on social media? And if it has to do with numbers, what number is considered to be successful? Or is it to the point you feel comfortable to make blogging your full-time profession? What if you can make it full-time but still don’t feel comfortable doing it as a profession? Does that make you unsuccessful?
Another factor that people look at with bloggers is the impact your blog or social media presence creates. However, to me that is hard to measure. We can’t tap into every follower’s mind and check if an impact has been made. Or what about passion? What if you blog because you truly love it. Maybe your numbers aren’t comparable to other bloggers, but you feel satsified and complete with your blog.
Thinking Out Loud
I honestly don’t know why I’m sharing this with you all or questioning how to know if a blog is successful. Maybe I would like to hear your thoughts on this? I know I blog because I love it. I love to share what I’m ‘obsessing’ over (hence the name RD’s Obsessions) and sharing my cancer journey. There are days I feel like I made it as a blogger and there are days I feel like I have a long way to go before being a successful blogger. Maybe I want to know so I know what to tell myself when I’m feeling down about my blog?
Sorry for the ramblings. Just random thoughts popping in my head about blogging. I hope you all have a wonderful Friday!