I have more than once pondered about what my blog’s focus should be. Well, tonight let’s switch focus to the readers and see what they want this blog’s focus to be about.
In the past month, I had been way too busy to spend much time on my blog. As everyone knows, when a blog’s update rate drops, its readership will follow. Posting only 8 posts in September, compared to an average of 20 posts in previous months, the stat dropped as expected:
Figure 1. ZeroRatio page views (view count vs. Date). Data collected from 9/05 to 10/03. Step size = 1day.
The rate of decline was roughly -4 visits/day. (Point A)
This trend is even more obvious in the weekly trend:
Figure 2. ZeroRatio page views (view count vs. Week# of 2008). Step size = 1week.
Do you see an exponential decay from 9/8 to 9/29? Cuz I do.
But don’t despair. Take a look at Figure 1 again, this time notice Point B. Something happened on October 2nd that set my readers abuzz and set a record high for the month.
If I figure out what happened on this day, perhaps I can figure out what my readers want and make my blog more popular by addressing their wishes.
Well, turned out my readers are a bunch of gossipers who got all excited by this post:
In fact, some of them got so excited that they spilled over and read my other posts which were more tainted with an air of emo-ness. XD
In 2nd fact, the recent comment on my productive post from my long-time loyal reader summed up the point I’m trying to get across nicely:
I guess the blog has defined itself to be one of those high schooler’s emo babble to each other XD
And the funniest thing is: when I go back to read my old posts, I also go for the juicy emo stuff XDDD