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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

How do we measure blog post failure?

How do we measure blog post failure?

Did your blog post fail because it failed to attract any comments? Did it fail to attract any views (from tracking stats)? or did it fail to satisfy on a personal level ("I was really happy with that post")?

Did it get shared on any number of social websites? Did it get re-tweeted? Did it get linked to by another blogger? Did you make it easy to share by publicising it?

Was it used to illustrate a point? Did it offer a solution to a problem? Did it offer advice or a personal perspective?

Did you scare your regular readers by being too far off your normal topic?

Did you try to engage readers when finishing the post by posing a question? Did it end on a 'take it or leave it' note? Did it encourage anyone to read another earlier post you've written or direct them to another Blogger's article?

Was it to long to keep the attention of the reader? Was it too short to be of interest? Did it do everything to 'stake its claim' to the web 'real estate' it was taking up?

Answer truthfully - do you still think your post was a failure?

“The only real failure in life is the failure to try.”

Feel free to share your experiences of thoughts here.

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