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Blog Readership Improves, So Do Investments

This is not going to be a regular occurrence—I promise—but I was again shocked when I checked my blog readership for the past week.  (You may recall that the prior weeks’ numbers hit record highs and I pondered aloud if increased blog readership had causality with renewed optimism for our economic future).

This week, five of my seven blogs/newsfeeds posted all time record highs, with the total for all seven surging 32 percent past last week’s record—and double the average for the past two years. This blog led the charge with a record 1,150 readers for the week. (Tell that to my bride who wondered if anyone besides family would read this blog.)

At the same time, it is interesting to note that I received my retirement account statement last week, which showed a nice increase for the first time in many months.

I’ll let you decide if there is a connection, but regardless, I am excited about both!

Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.

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Does a Surge in Blog Readership Signal Better Times Ahead?

In addition to this blog, there are six others (newsfeeds and whatnot) that I update, four on a somewhat regular basis.

Each Monday I peak at the readership stats of the prior week. (It would more practical to monitor this monthly, but the stats program is readily conducive to weekly tracking).

I do this for a couple of reasons. One is to make sure that my entries are being read (they are). Another is to gauge the relative popularity of various topics and musings. Using weekly traffic stats to ascertain topic interest, however, is only somewhat helpful, as there is a long life of viability for any given entry. It is common for any particular posting to be frequently read weeks and even months after it’s initial appearance.  Nevertheless, strong numbers for a given week are an encouraging discovery.

Blog readership does have seasonal fluctuations as patrons are seemingly distracted by holidays, vacations, and apparently bad economic news. If this is the case, there is much to celebrate as my blog traffic has been trending up for since the middle of January, taking a sharp increase last week.

In fact, four of my seven blogs set all time record highs in readership last week, with the combined total smashing the old record by 31 percent to reach 3,348 readers for the week!

Though it’s tempting to attribute this spike to compelling content and witty writing, I’d prefer to suggest that blog readership is a microcosm of the economy and consumer confidence.

If that is the case, then better times are fast approaching.

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Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD, is an author, blogger, and publisher with over 30 years of writing and publishing experience. Check out his book The Successful Author for insider tips and insights.

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Peter DeHaan Launches Blog

“The Musings of Peter DeHaan” to Expand Peter’s Online Articles and Commentary

Author Peter Lyle DeHaan, PhD

Mattawan, Michigan – Peter DeHaan, publisher and editor-in-chief of AnswerStat magazine, Connections Magazine, and the website, ArticleWeekly.com, launched a blog on January 1, simply entitled, “The Musings of Peter DeHaan.”

“I had been considering a blog for a couple of years,” DeHaan stated. “The feedback that I receive on my articles and editorials is both affirming and encouraging. My main concern was wondering if I would have enough worthwhile topics to write about in a blog. Eventually, I concluded that this was not an issue – and the blog was launched!”

The blog will be similar in scope and tone to Peter’s “From the Publisher” in Connections Magazine and “Vital Signs” in AnswerStat magazine. As such, it will serve as a general purpose repository of his thoughts and observations, covering an array of subjects from the personal to the public and everywhere in between.

More info visit Peter’s website.

[Posted by Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]

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