Why I’ve Stopped Worrying About Page Views

Page views are a massive part of blogging to be honest, that isn’t me just putting it mildly either. When it comes to working with brands they want to know the ins and outs of your stats and that is natural, but it also puts some serious pressure on you to make sure that your stats are good. Having lots of page views is a fantastic feeling, mainly because you think wow someone is actually reading my blog and enjoying what I’m writing, lately however, I’m making myself understand that page views aren’t everything. So why have I stopped worrying about page views?

I write for me.

The reason that I started blogging in the first place is because I wanted an outlet for myself, and that is exactly what I have found, somewhere I can be myself, write what I like and meet new people who share similar views.

There is more to blogging than just page views.

Honestly there is, your blogging journey isn’t all about page views, it helps when it comes to working with brands but you shouldn’t write just to get good page views, it defeats the object and also you forget the true reason you started in the first place.

Quality over quantity

When it comes to my content I always try my best to be consistent, mainly because I bulk write to stay on top of it, but not everyone can do that. If you don’t post for like 2 weeks and your page views are down, don’t worry about it, you don’t want to post just for the sake of it!

Your worth isn’t defined by a number

We are incredible bloggers that work really hard, why should a number define whether or not we are good enough, because let’s be honest we are fantastic just the way we are!

Write what you love

When it comes blogging you should always write what you love, and that is one of the reasons that I have stopped worrying about page views. If people relate to what I write then views will come. I’m not forcing it.

High blog views take time to build

If you’ve just started a blog it doesn’t mean that you’re going to get 1000 page views in just 1 day, it doesn’t work like that. It takes hard work and time.

Overall I’ve decided that it’s more important for me to do what I love rather than anything else, I love blogging and it’s something that has helped me to learn more about myself, I’m not going to worry any more about page views.

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  1. Jasmin N
    11/04/2017 / 7:26 am

    I just recently started keeping track for my page views, more like fun than in a serious matter though 😀
    These are some great points !
    ♥ Jasmin N
    // Little Things With Jassy

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      28/04/2017 / 8:22 am

      That is amazing! Always keep it as fun as possible darling! xxxx

  2. 11/04/2017 / 8:47 am

    I have completely given up on page views as they were just so depressing and it was starting to affect my writing. My blog is my space for sharing the things I love and people reading it is just one of the massive bonuses

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      28/04/2017 / 8:22 am

      That is the best way to be Emma honestly! There is so much pressure to have lots of page views, but it’s about your writing to be honest xxxx

  3. 11/04/2017 / 11:46 am

    I totally agree! If you focus on your pageviews and your numbers on every social media – it’ll only get you down and forget why you started blogging in the first place. It’s like with anything comparing numbers and thinking too into things, can make you end up putting the laptop (for blogging) away and giving up what you started. It’s about enjoying what you’re writing and what you’re sharing ❤ Loved this read.
    Taylor Jane.ox

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      28/04/2017 / 8:23 am

      I’m the same Taylor, but it is important to focus on your writing and what you want on your blog because you’re fabulous! xxxxx

  4. 11/04/2017 / 12:35 pm

    Couldn’t agree with you more! It just becomes depressing to focus on something like numbers. Yes engagement is important but we shouldn’t define our success on the number of views we get. For those working towards it, I would say keep at it, because if you love what you do, it will eventually pay off. Great post!

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      28/04/2017 / 8:23 am

      No one should ever be defined by a number and that is such an important thing to remember! xxxxx

  5. 12/04/2017 / 11:00 am

    I stopped blogging for 2 months and in that time created a new twitter because I didn’t like what my twitter had become, I needed a fresh start. When I went back to my blog last week I was shocked to see I was still getting the odd pageview even without promoting my blog. It made me realise that actually I will still get pageviews without tweeting several times a day about my new blog posts. It too made me rethink ‘why was I so obsessed with pageviews’. Your post too made me think, thanks you.
    Becca x // http://www.beccasloveforlife.blogspot.co.uk

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      28/04/2017 / 8:24 am

      Sometimes a fresh start can really help, and I am so glad my post has made you think darling! xxxx

  6. 12/04/2017 / 2:20 pm

    I completely agree with this. I used to focus on page views a lot but for me, it took the fun out of blogging. And to be honest, if something has poor page views it might also be because I barely posted it on social media because I’m pretty lax at doing it often so I can’t really take it seriously.

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      28/04/2017 / 8:25 am

      Promoting posts is such an important thing but keeping up can be so hard! xxxx

  7. 13/04/2017 / 7:18 am

    So true! It is so depressing. I have moved from a daily overview to looking at how I’m doing the past 30 days instead and that shows growth. But I do try not to bother especially after seeing some of my favourite posts getting hardly any views!

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      28/04/2017 / 8:26 am

      That is actually such a good thing to do, I think it’s important to do 30 days as it helps to understand where you are with your blog!xxxx

  8. 19/04/2017 / 4:51 pm

    It frustrates me when brands fixate on ‘page views’ because like you said quality should matter over quantity. The same goes with following as well. I am very on board when it comes to page views but sometimes I can become a bit obsessive over it which is obviously not good!

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      28/04/2017 / 8:27 am

      I totally agree my darling, it is so difficult especially when brands can expect quite a bit from you! xxxx

  9. 25/04/2017 / 4:24 am

    It’s hard. So hard! To not look at page views. I find myself opening my app when I’m not even thinking about it just to check. It has become like a reflex when my phone is sitting idle. I love your ideas of just letting it go. Writing for me. I think the thing is the page views keep me motivated to keep writing. If someone is reading and benefiting it makes me want to write more. Trick is finding the balance. Thanks for your ideas.

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      28/04/2017 / 8:28 am

      I’m the same my darling, it’s like a knee jerk reaction to just check and see what is going on! xxxx

  10. 30/04/2017 / 12:57 pm

    1000 blog views – I could be so lucky! Totally agree with this btw. I write for me, If I get more than 50 views a day I’m celebrating (yeah It sucks when I don’t but eh) I just enjoy it whilst it lasts! X
    New to your blog – Love it! ?

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      30/04/2017 / 12:59 pm

      That doesn’t suck, that is absolutely amazing, don’t sell yourself short! 50 views is fabulous my lovely! Glad you like my blog my lovely! Xxxx

  11. 26/05/2017 / 12:03 pm

    Love this! I’ve recently started blogging, and I went into it as a creative outlet for myself and a way to compile my writing into something a future creative writing employer could look at. It was purely for me. I’ve started to monetize my blog, but it isn’t at the top of my priorities, and I think I’m going to keep it that way. I’m much more concerned about the quality of my content and the feedback I get from genuine followers.

    Glad you’re in the same mindset, and that it has propelled you to success.

    Amber || mylifeinlimbo.com

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      30/05/2017 / 9:13 am

      Thank you so much Amber! I think blogging just takes time and it is definitely a learning curve too! I’m also so glad it is working for you too xxx

  12. 03/06/2017 / 2:20 am

    Thank you for this. I feel like I’ll definitely need reminders of this once in a while! 🙂

    Amber || mylifeinlimbo.com

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      07/06/2017 / 9:17 am

      I’m glad this helped you my angel, I think we all need little reminders sometimes! xxxx

  13. 03/07/2017 / 12:43 pm

    Great post! I feel like I’ve gained momentum lately, but instead of make me happy, it’s spiraled me into an obsession with page views. I feel like I need to take a step back…really love this!

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      03/07/2017 / 6:31 pm

      Thank you Darling! I think it is easy to worry about page views but sometimes we need to remember they don’t define our blogs worth too! Xxx

  14. 13/07/2017 / 6:10 am

    Thank you so much for this post! I really needed to read it right now. I’ve had my blog for 3 years and it’s almost at 15,000 views. I know that’s probably nothing compared to super popular bloggers who have only been around for a year, but I’m so proud of my blog, the work I put into it, and the things I write. Sometimes you lose track of that when everyone is obsessed with numbers but you helped remind me of the joy and fun of blogging. ? So thank you. You made my night!

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      18/07/2017 / 12:58 pm

      You’re welcome my lovely, please don’t worry about what others are doing, your corner of the internet is absolutely amazing! Please don’t forget that! xxxxx

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