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cdalebrittain

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When people read my blog
Posted: Sep 19, 2014 7:51 PM
 
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I've got a question for more experienced bloggers. (I've been on blogspot for about 4 months.)

When I post a new blog post, it's generally early in the day. People seem to visit my blog late in the day. Fine. But what they seem to read is the previous post. So they show up by their dozens to read something they hadn't read when it was posted a couple days earlier. They only get around to today's a couple days later.

Is this the experience of other bloggers? Or am I just whack? (always possible)
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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 2:12 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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It's likely they've signed up to email alerts for your blog either from Blogger or from Bloglovin, these tend to go out overnight, so they are clicking through to the post from an update email.
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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 7:13 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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cdalebrittain wrote:
I've got a question for more experienced bloggers. (I've been on blogspot for about 4 months.)

When I post a new blog post, it's generally early in the day. People seem to visit my blog late in the day. Fine. But what they seem to read is the previous post. So they show up by their dozens to read something they hadn't read when it was posted a couple days earlier. They only get around to today's a couple days later.

Is this the experience of other bloggers? Or am I just whack? (always possible)

I've just looked, but through my own blog, and it says the post was posted 20 hours ago, called Was the World Flat? It is 3.15 pm in the UK at the moment. I get your blog posts as soon as I go into my dashboard because I am stalking you! And very interesting it has been as well.
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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 7:16 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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Now I've gone in via a link from my blog and I am getting the same post.
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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 7:32 AM   in response to: M.R. Brazear in response to: M.R. Brazear
 
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Yes, that's the most recent post. There will probably be another one today. Glad you're enjoying it!
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Posted: Sep 20, 2014 10:33 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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cdalebrittain wrote:
Yes, that's the most recent post. There will probably be another one today. Glad you're enjoying it!
I am also finding it very useful for my novels, so do carry on! I expect you know there is still a Flat Earth Society, people who believe the earth is flat! Takes all sorts.
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Posted: Sep 22, 2014 6:45 PM   in response to: M.R. Brazear in response to: M.R. Brazear
 
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It still seems very strange to me that people only seem to visit my blog in any numbers when I have a new post, but then they don't read that post! Unless the stats I'm getting from blogger are all wrong, they spend all their time reading earlier posts.

If you read about the Flat Earth, Margaret, I think you're the only one.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2014 12:00 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
 
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cdalebrittain wrote:
It still seems very strange to me that people only seem to visit my blog in any numbers when I have a new post, but then they don't read that post! Unless the stats I'm getting from blogger are all wrong, they spend all their time reading earlier posts.

If you read about the Flat Earth, Margaret, I think you're the only one.

I have the same thing with mine, Dale. I get loads of visits when I post something new, but hardly any otherwise and if they are looking at your older posts, they are catching up and that can be a good thing. I have loads of views when I post about a new book or most recently my problems trying to buy a laptop, but when I put in a short post about the Wyatt Rebellion, but only because it interacts with my latest book, I got hardly any. People are not interested in the Wyatt rebellion, possibly never heard of it, and they are probably not interested in the Flat Earth! All those wonderful maps with 'here be dragons' on the edges? Wonderful stuff. It takes a long time to build up an audience never mind a following, so just keep up the good work.

I left a comment on your page asking what people wanted to see. I hope you got it, cos I need an answer for my newest book! Don't forget your keywords, labels, either. They are unlimited on Blogger, and a post about people's perception of the earth could have a lot - dragons, flat earth, flat earth society, Galileo, heresy, Columbo, Vikings, all sorts of things people might be searching for and land up on your blog. I put newfoundland dogs into Google, to see how far up those keywords brought my doggie website, and there was my blog on the front page because I did a post about moving my newfoundland dog website. It all helps, you see.
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Posted: Sep 23, 2014 11:40 AM   in response to: M.R. Brazear in response to: M.R. Brazear
 
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Thanks for all your feedback on the blogging experience, and on your next visit to mine you'll see I took you up on your suggestion!
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