This post is dedicated all the hardworking bloggers out there who write epic sh*t, struggle to get noticed, post comments on other blogs, and try to climb up the pile.
If you write the usual crap that you copied from somewhere else and know SEO tricks to rank a site high using a focused set of keywords, well my hat is off to you, too.
But this is for the good blog writers out there. I know you are out there because I’ve seen your sites and know you are good.
Are you ready to be depressed? Go to Alexa ranking and sign up.
You will be presented with some discouraging statistics. But I encourage you to do it.
Why? Alexa does not lie. Alexa will let you know where you stand. Alexa will tell you the top sites of the world and how you measure up. And you will gain some interesting information about your demographics – what ages are tuning in to your site? What are the top queries for your site? What’s hot and getting hotter? What’s cooling off?
You know that mirror that the wicked queen in Snow White had? Who’s the fairest in the land? Well, Alexa is not that feel-good mirror. The Alexa mirror will not blow sunshine up your skirt.
But Alexa may show you some of your nicest features. That may surprise you and guide you to capitalize on your strengths. Just don’t think about the pile of blogs with better Alexa ranks than yours.
Then if you want to know other valuable stats about your site check out this article on Blog Grader and other measurement tools that show you how the world sees your site. Are your photos slowing down your loading speed? Is your site set up for social media? Get any one of these major things wrong and you can be Ernest Hemingway and still your readers will never find you. Get them all right, you may have half a chance!
I hope you you will keep going, writing epic, commenting on other blogs, getting your site seasoned with age, and climbing.
Leave a comment just to show you haven’t given up, blogger!