Blogging Stats & splitting off CactusHaiku.com
In September I split my daily haiku off from RestructuringLife.net to it’s own blog, CactusHaiku.com on September 13th.
(Note: to avoid typing out Restructuring Life a gazillion times, from here on it’ll be RL and Cactus Haiku will be CH) (Another note: 1/1/18 Split remaining part of RestructuringLife.net into 2: Onblogging.net and CactusCatz.com. The budget/lifestyle stuff went with CactusCatz. Some of the comments are actually related to the lifestyle stuff which went to Catz)
By September 13th, I was starting to build an audience on RL to where I was getting 20-100 views a day and 8-16 wordpress likes a day. It fluctuated a lot. Splitting the haiku off, I lost some folks.
I think some folks who followed me liked the haiku and missed the message that I split them off as they didn’t jump over to CH but also stopped following on RL. Currently RL is getting 13-27 views and 2-6 wp likes. CH is getting 16-32 views a day and 1-4 wp likes. But I am picking up “anybody” likes: 1-3 a day for RL and 1-5 a day for CH. My sister has started following me this month so she’s usually one of the anybody likes. Another one is a friend in Connecticut. Someone in Japan likes me too. The wp likes are nice because you can connect a blog and a personality to the little icons.
The drop in views and likes (sobs) is ok. Just means rebuilding. I had been ambivalent about splitting off but now wish I had done it sooner. I am starting to think of RL as my incubator blog — the place where I try out where I want to go. So it’s more experimental with a variety of posts. Like I did a 3-part photoshop tutorial, a 7-day eat-in challenge, and a few cooking posts (noodles do so count!). I know you aren’t supposed to do a variety but hey, I have to learn somewhere.
Most of the folks who visit me are from the USA like me. However territori del ‘900 is from Pisa, Italy. He has liked many of my pages which I appreciate a lot. His posts are usually in Italian but he has loads of pictures on them of Pisa past and present. Pretty cool.
You can check out my visitors on my blog roll on the left side. Writing ranges from poetry, fiction to nonfiction and journaling. I’ve had a lot of interesting reads as I have tried to check people out who have liked me.
What else is new? Well, for CH, I found a couple group pinterest boards to join — my first groups. I also signed up for Google Analytics for CH today. With a different widget, I will sign up for Google analytics for RL so I can compare the two next month.
I am also thinking of making a little haiku/senryu poetry booklet with haiku and senryu from the first 30 days which means brushing up some of my graphic/layout skills. With Amazon making self-publishing so easy, I really want to try making my own little book. I loved buying the little poetry books at City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. It’ll be fun to make one.
So that’s it, a rather uneven month (glad it’s over) but I’m looking forward to October.