Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Do you know? Can you answer?
I put up blog posts via Blogger.
I follow blog posts via Bloglovin’ with a few via email.
The stats on the Overview stats page on Blogger say I have 1 follower and have had that same 1 follower since the start. I know that’s not true. Blogger has me as having over 200 followers in another section, which I found by accident and can’t find again. I am aware that the pages are different depending on whether I’m using my smartphone, my tablet or my desktop PC so that could be the reason for not being able to find it again.
When I get the (supposedly) weekly update from Bloglovin’, the numbers for followers rise most weeks – but it lists the ‘numbers of new followers’ as 0, nearly all weeks. It currently lists 196 followers; Bloglovin analytics has this same number. I do get emails telling me I have new followers – these are from Bloglovin, even when the weekly update will read ‘no new followers’. So where does Bloglovin’ take its total from?
Bloglovin lists that I follow 25 people; Blogger a lot more than that (over 200) with little overlap. My feed on Bloglovin’ reflects the larger number. I know that sometimes, people don’t list Bloglovin’ as a way of following them and I can add their blog address myself – that accounts for a few of the 25.
I’m coming up to a blogiversary so was reviewing these stats – but they don’t make any sense whatsoever to me! I had thought that if I reached 200 followers, I might offer a giveaway – but am I already over 200? I have no idea.
I assume it might depend on how people choose to follow my blog?
I know that at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter how many followers I have (though I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy having followers!) – but I am so frustrated in not being able to clarify!
We had also discussed having a family website, so I wondered about shifting from Blogger – but it seems like a very big task. I’d still want to read blogs from other people, so would keep Bloglovin’ anyway – unless you feel there is a better option?
I'd really appreciate any comments, thank you
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