I like to look at my blog stats each Monday to see how I’m improving. I know it’s not good to get caught up in your numbers, but I do feel it is encouraging to see where I’ve improved. I also need to know where I need to get better. Is my content something my readers are interested in? If I’m losing subscribers, I want to know! I also track all my social media accounts. Not only do I want to make sure I am increasing my followers, but PR companies I work with often ask for these numbers. This is why I choose to track my stats weekly. You may choose to do it monthly.
I downloaded a free blog calendar in December that had a place to log monthly blog stats, but I found the calendar just didn’t have enough room for me to write everything down on my to-do list. I use one calendar for everything, including our family schedule, school classes, travel dates, and conferences. I decided to go back to a calendar with more room, and I’ve been writing in my stats once a week. I began to think there must be a better way! Some of you may keep track of everything in an excel spreadsheet. You can Google that and find spreadsheets you can just download. I am still old school in the way I do things. I do use Google Calendar for meal planning because I like to integrate it with Pinterest, but for my daily calendar, I like to use a pen!
I decided to make up some stat sheets that I can just stick on my calendar. I’m really happy with the way they turned out, and I thought there might be others who would like to have this resource, too. All you need is the document, scissors, and a glue stick. Cut out the individual stat notes and glue them onto your calendar with a glue stick. Done! I hope it’s helpful to you!
How do you keep track of your blog stats? Share in the comments below so we can all improve! Thanks for visiting.