When I wrote my stats and income report last month, I said that I wasn’t sure if I was going to do it again.
I had a lot of great feedback from it, a lot of bloggers said it was good to see stats from a medium sized blogger that doesn’t blog full time, rather than the bigger bloggers that often seem to have stats we can only dream of. So I decided to do another one and just recap my month in blogging.
I also wanted to talk about certain stats can fluctuate if you spend more or less time doing certain things.
February Blog Stats.
Stats vs. January:
As you can see, my page views are actually down on last months. This is for a few reasons:
- January had 2 extra days.
- In January, I had two posts that did really well and surpassed my average page views by a lot. In February I only had one post like this.
- I didn’t have as much time in February to work on social media growth, promoting my posts and commenting new blogs – I had a whole week of work in January!
- I tweeted less than I did in January due to lack of time.
Where did my traffic come from?
My referrals are very similar to last month. I’ve had 700 less views from Twitter which I know is because I’ve not been as on active there in February as I had in January.
The other figures are near enough the same as January.
Social Media Stats:
I have a feeling my growth isn’t going to be as good as it was in January which I know is a result of not having the time to invest in social media that I wish I had.
I know what I need to do to get more referrals and a faster growth, it’s just having time to put it in to practice.
As you can see, I sent out almost 1000 less tweets than last month!
To be honest, I’ve found Twitter overwhelming this month. It’s great getting Tweets all the time and DMs, but when I was at work I just couldn’t keep up. It made me feel a bit stressed out and I kind of buried my head in the sand because I knew I didn’t have any time to go back and reply to them all.
That makes me feel really bad and I’m going to try this month to be better at replying to DMs and direct tweets to me. Sorry if I don’t respond, I’m not being rude I’m just really busy!
Not being as Tweety has had an influence on my follower growth, traffic, mentions and impressions.
I ended February with 6084 followers.
Yay for hitting 6k!
I ended January with 2691 Bloglovin followers and this month I’ve gained 187 to reach 2787 followers.
That’s 60 less than last months growth, but I’m still really happy with that seeing as I haven’t had much time to work on networking with more bloggers.
I hope to reach 3k this month!
I ended January on 2203 followers on Pinterest. I have 2115 now. So that’s actually a loss of followers!
I guess Pinterest is worse than Intstagram and Twitter for people following and then unfollowing!
I’ve neglected Pinterest so much this month, I’m sure if I had pinned more I could at least have broken even with the followers rather than losing almost a 100! Ha, it’s mental really how your growth can go backwards if you take your foot off the pedal!
I only had 21 referrals from Pinterest, too. Again a direct result of not my own blog posts as much and not repinning others.
I just don’t think I’ve figured out the right way to make Pinterest work for me yet so I’ll keep trying new things and see if I can have any luck.
I had 2363 Instagram followers at the end of January, now I have 2632 which is an increase of 269. It’s slightly less than last month, but considering how I posted half as much, I’m okay with that number!
Instagram isn’t something I work on much as I don’t like to my blog from it. I just post photos I want to share.
So last month I mentioned how my blog income varies month to month. January wasn’t a great month for me and I earnt £160. It’s not uncommon for me to have months like this, though. As I have a full time job, I don’t rely on the extra money for anything so anything I earn is a bonus.
I could have made more this month but turned down a couple of sponsored posts that would have gotten me £130 extra had I taken them both. They just weren’t right for my blog so I decided to decline.
My earnings were pretty good this month and on the higher end of what I usually earn. So it just goes to show that even if you’re stats aren’t as good, your income can be. I also got a couple of sponsored posts on my tech and fitness blogs which isn’t something that happens often, but something I’m open to because I sometimes struggle for ideas on those two blogs.
Sponsored posts: £297.45.
Premium PicMonkey: £3.46
Over the next month I’m going to commit to being more active on Twitter. I’m quite happy with everything else and don’t want to give myself too many tasks seeing as I start my new job on Monday and I don’t know how much time that will take up!
What are you goals for this month?