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Investigating the Connections Between Blogging Styles and Traffic Stats

Mister Snitch takes a look at “Blogging Styles and Traffic Stats” to find a correlation between the two.

Just as there are different styles of investing, there are different approaches to traffic generation. Aside from the occasional, reclusive J.D.Salingers, most writers want to be read as widely as possible. Some bloggers literally will do anything to gain audience, others have defined boundaries. Site traffic is a subject close to bloggers’ hearts, and is front-of-mind right now, thanks in part to the misadventures of Pajamas Media.

Not every blogger practicing these distinct styles gets as much traffic as they might like. However, each style has the potential to drive traffic. Other styles of blogging, such as the let’s-discuss-what-I-ate-for-lunch style, aren’t suited for driving traffic, unless of course you’re talking about what Madonna had for lunch. As a rule, navel-gazing gains an audience of one.

Many blogs employ a combination of styles.

Blogging resembles investment in that the blogger invests time and energy in hopes of a return. Bloggers’ return on investment is readers. Like most investors, most bloggers go belly-up. Here are the blogger types, as we see them, compared with different investment styles.

The last paragraph is the best, and how true. “Bloggers’ return on investment is readers.” Wonderful.

So check out the article and discover what type of blogger you are and what your style is, and how it relates to “driving traffic” to your blog.


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One Comment

  1. Posted January 30, 2006 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the link, especially as it helped me find your very fine blog!


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