For those of us who are bloggers, achieving readership, followers and visits can sometimes be all-consuming. I try to make it a point to NOT check my stats more than once or twice a week, but I admit that sometimes I cheat and check more often and analyze what I can do to improve my numbers. Most often this sequence of events is interrupted with fighting children or a ringing phone or a pinging email and I do nothing more than just make a mental note to so this later.
Now part of how you gain followers/readers is tagging the post so that someone using a search engine somewhere in the vast online world may find your blog. For my blog, which focuses on motherhood, careers and work/mom balance you would assume that those words would lead readers to my blog. While those tags do bring in readers, it is not my most popular, #1 word that brings readers in.
What word or tag ranks in 1st place?
Wait for it………………………………….
I know. SO RANDOM! I am not sure if I should be worried, amused, sickened or question my purpose in blogging. I published a blog over the summer where I tagged the word hot dog. And since that date of publication, hot dog rose the ranks of words that have led other readers to my site.
So I have decided to address my fellow hot dog aficionados who find their way to me.
Dear Hot Dog Aficionados,
If you are parents, I hope you enjoy what you read.
If you are not parents, I hope my tales of motherhood don’t scare you away.
I enjoy hot dogs (with spicy mustard and relish ONLY – sorry ketchup toppers).