Everyday I check the statistics on Blogger to see how many people have visited my blog. (Sometimes, it's more like every few minutes.) I'm thrilled and fascinated by my audience. I can see that most of my readers are from the U.S. and probably from Facebook, but as of last week I had readers in Germany, France, Romania, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia and Venezuela. I'm not sure how I got readers all over the world, how they found me, but I am thrilled about it.
My blog has been growing steadily, which is great, but it's time I put my businesswoman outfit on and do some marketing. (For the sake of argument, let's pretend I'm wearing this fabulous Vivienne Westwood suit and not a pair of shorts and a tee shirt.)
In the month that I have been creating this blog I have discovered a few things about my audience (And so much more about myself). My readers are a discerning group who use social media, but not like people in their 30's, 20's or younger. Time has taught me, and evidently many of you, the value of word of mouth. You probably have your group of trusted friends who you know will steer you in the right direction for bargains, movies, books, etc.
You are probably also have a Facebook account (which you might check once or twice a day), a Twitter account, and you occasionally find a few hours of your life missing after falling into a Pintrest black hole.
So, in my really cool suit, I am humbly asking you to help me spread the word about my blog.
Your friends value your opinion, so sharing on Facebook would probably have the most impact, but any social media or word of mouth would be appreciated. Tweet me, Instagram me, Like me, Share me, link me (why is this starting to sound kinky?)
For my part, I will try to not let you or your friends down. I will keep writing and posting. I will try to entertain and inform you, make you think and make you laugh.
I would love to hear from you too, any of you, all of you. Tell me how you found me, what posts you like, anything you didn't like. I have opened up the comment feature so you do not have to link to an account to reply so that should make things easier.
Whether you share or not, I want to sign off with a HUGE thank you to all my readers. I know how busy you all are, so I truly appreciate it when you take a few minutes out of your day to read my post.
Labels: networking, pandering, thank you