How many of you agonize over your blog statistics? I know I do. Since the New Year, I have been blogging and posting to Facebook on a regular basis. I am still not certain that I understand the meaning of all the statistics that are available, but I will continue to learn more about their meaning and about their usefulness.
So far, I believe that I am doing okay with my posts, but I would really like to achieve a larger response. Sometimes I can feel a bit frustrated, but most often I enjoy the process of creating these entries. It is important to me not to disappoint anyone by adding an entry about something that is not interesting. I often find myself wondering - is this post good enough? Is it something that someone would want to read? I know that everyone’s time is valuable, so I do not want to waste anyone's time. My follower number has gone up and down by one person twice over the last few weeks. I wonder if I did something wrong for someone to leave, since they have not been here very long. That also seems silly - people have a lot on their plates and maybe it has nothing to do with me...... But then maybe it does. I am still trying to find my voice as well as learning how to create content that people will want to read.
Let me know about what your experience is like reading my blog. Your feedback helps me to set reasonable standards for myself. My blog goals are to create a blog that is;
- a record of my work and
- an enjoyable and informative experience for those people who read it.
This blog is not about selling jewellery, it is about sharing my work. But lately, I have been getting some requests for prices and for more photos of some pieces. And now that my website is almost finished, I need to decide if I should mention it in this blog. My web site has a shopping cart, photos of everything and even descriptions that explain the materials used.
I welcome your feedback.
I am also venturing down a new path and am currently developing a new line of jewellery that I believe will be named something like "URBAN TRIBAL". I have completed my first piece and am now working on a second. The pieces will have a very raw feel, but will also have a contemporary edge.
I am planning on incorporating ‘softer elements’ like leather and ribbon for the stringing material, which is a departure from the ‘hard elements’ of wire or chain that I would normally use.
Any ideas or thoughts that you wish to share with me;
- about blog content,
- about mentioning the name of my new web site in this blog or
- about “Urban Tribal”