Bloggers who have any of their posts set to public have something to say that they want others to know about. Recipes, decorating, book reviews, landscaping, fashion, entertainment news, relationships or sex, these are topics that may be important to you.
Social Media has conditioned us to friend, tweet, follow or connect via many outlets. As bloggers we torture ourselves by paying attention to the numbers, while promising ourselves it's not all that important. It's also entirely possible that non-bloggers think about things like this too.
We spend a great portion of our day pinning, liking, viewing or sharing, in addition to coming up with daily content that's interesting. We wonder if we've said the right thing, obsess on whether the things that are supposed to be funny actually are, have nightmares about what happened to the subscriber we lost, and if people really care about us.
Do numbers reflect those feelings? Some of us may have 2000 followers on Pinterest, 9 on Facebook and 852 subscribers. Many may have 323,000 views , yet only 72 actual followers. The list goes on and on, but what does it all really mean?
Let's be honest. If we had only 10 views or 5 followers or 10 friends, wouldn't that just be the pits and hurt like the dickens?
Can any of these numbers actually translate into income? Do these statistics drive whether you continue to spend hours every day blogging about the things that you love? Does it matter to other people who are looking at your blog? Do you help other bloggers to meet their goals?