Is It Really All About The Views?

A lot of bloggers worldwide have made incoming views to their blog a big deal (For them, it is all about the views).

Now, truthfully speaking, there are bloggers who could not give a damn about the number of incoming views that their blogs receive; if their blog acquires incoming views all is well and if their blog receives no views whatsoever, all is still well.

And, another thing to consider is that all bloggers are not interested in the same things.

So, without further ado, it is time for you and I to figure out this mystery together.

Views Mean A Lot For Some Bloggers

I knew of bloggers who stopped blogging because their blog received very few incoming views (They felt as though they were wasting their time and their energy behind their blog).

It is no huge secret, that there are bloggers who are motivated to blog when they have noticed that their blog has been receiving lots of incoming views (For them, it is an assurance that they are not blogging in vain).

For the record, there is nothing wrong with a blogger wanting their blog to receive a large number of incoming views.

The issue here is when they give up on blogging because the number of incoming views to their blog is way less than what they had expected.

All of the well-experienced bloggers agree that it takes time to build a viewing audience and that the number of incoming views to a blog is minuscule when a blogger is just starting out.

Therefore, bloggers who are new to blogging should ignore their blog’s statistics.

Why?

Because the extremely small number of incoming views to their blog may discourage them from carrying on further with their blog.

What I recommend is that they focus their attention on creating quality content for their viewing audience to peruse.

They should also have faith in themselves, faith in their ability to produce blog posts and possess the faith that their viewing audience will grow as time goes along.

Always remember, that giving up is easy and that it takes a person with a strong mind to persevere.

Having Fun Is The Main Priority For Some Bloggers

Personal bloggers are mostly the ones who like to have fun with the blogging process and their blogs (For them, having fun is more important than incoming views and if their blog acquires a large amount or a little number of incoming views, they will be grateful and continue on with filling their blog with blog posts that are fun for them to make).

By the way, it is imperative that bloggers have fun with the blogging process and their blogs.

And, why is that the case?

Because it is a known fact that people will neglect their blog if they are not having fun with it.

One of the best ways to have fun with your blog is to publish the type (or the types) of content that you are genuinely interested in.

Bloggers That Have Their Blogs Set To “Private” Have A Different Mindset

Bloggers who have their blogs set to Private could not have a care in the world about receiving a large number of incoming views. All they really care about is expressing themselves online privately.

These bloggers only allow a few of their friends, family members and their relatives private access to their blog posts.

You can think of it as they wanting to share the following things with their small inner circle of followers:

  • Their vacation photos.
  • Their unique family recipes.
  • Their experiences with their beloved family.
  • Their one of a kind arts and crafts.

At the moment, I have a small number of followers who have their blogs set to Private (I am cool with that because I respect their privacy).

There Are Bloggers Who Are Highly Skeptical About Incoming Views

Yes, my friend, it is true. There are bloggers who are highly skeptical about incoming views.

And, what is the reason behind their skepticism?

They are highly skeptical about incoming views because they are unable to fathom what percentage of them are from real people and what percentage of them are from bots.

To be honest, I have wondered about the same thing.

Incoming views from real people matter.

Whereas, incoming views from bots are meaningless.

Final Thoughts

As you have learned:

  • Incoming views mean the world to some bloggers.
  • Some bloggers have prioritized fun over incoming views to their blogs.
  • Bloggers that have set their blogs to Private are not at all interested in receiving a large number of incoming views to their blogs.
  • There are bloggers who are highly skeptical about incoming views to their blogs because they are unable to differentiate those from real people and bots.

Please feel free to share your opinion on what you have just read via my blog’s commenting section.

Thank you so kindly for reading and I look forward to seeing you here on Renard’s World in the near future.

123 thoughts on “Is It Really All About The Views?

  1. Interesting Renard, but I think views lead to possibly more sales or inquiries. But the bottom line is you should enjoy it even if you do it for money. Otherwise, it’s just a JOB.

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    1. 🙂 Well, it does if the blogger is more motivated to publish content when it receives positive attention in the form of incoming views and comments.

      Thank you for participating in the discussion.

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  2. Thanks dear for sharing. For the bloggers who give up on their blogs just because of few views, was that what brought you to blogging?

    Anyways I think we all need to be reminded of why we actually got to blogging at the first place. Views are just added bonuses. What matters is if your blogging is actually doing what you wanted it to do.

    Is it bringing that vision to life? Is it making people to smile and laugh away their troubles? Is it being impactful in a good way? Is it healing and mending broken hearts or bringing people closer to God?

    Whatsoever the aim of your blog is, just keep to it. Results will come with time. Blessings.

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  3. I’m curious about the bots as well. There are a number of SEO tools that I’ve used to crawl my site, and most of them don’t register as views. However, my day with the most views ever was the one time I happened to use an SEO tool with a bot that actually did register as views.

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    1. 🤔 Did you tell the Happiness Engineers about the issue of your posts not showing up on the WordPress Reader?

      Truthfully speaking, you are one of the many people who do not care about views.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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      1. In the past I have asked questions and not received any response. So….I am just hoping eventually my posts start to appear again. If not…oh well, there seem to be a few bloggers who access posts via emails. This surprises me because I never look at other people’s posts via emails, I always just read the posts in my Reader.

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  4. I agree you have to have fun with your blog. I definitely do. That keeps me going! I used to have a private blog for a little bit (when I was like level 10 shy. Level 10 being the highest) and felt like I was hiding a huge secret. I couldn’t take it anymore and made it public because I wanted to share my words with the world.

    I will say I peek at the views and love to see the visitors from all over the world but consider it a bonus to the blogging experience.

    Thanks for sharing Renard! 🙂

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  5. I care a little bit, but they don’t make or break me. I like seeing increases over last year so that I know my efforts paid off. I’d feel bad if I suddenly had zero every day, but I might actually feel freer in what I write, so there’s always a silver lining.

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    1. Exactly! I do feel same. Views increased day by day. More over past year. One more important thing I have seen that publishing new posts frequently helps in growing readers. Though it is slow but improving.
      Regards 😊🙏

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  6. Another fascinating topic. I’m sure, even people who just want to have fun with their blogs are encouraged when they see that their blog is growing and then start obsessing over stats, like anyone else 🙂
    So, yes, it’s quite subjective and I liked how you’ve clearly explained, “subjective how?”.
    As for private bloggers, they trigger our curiosities by just going private 😉

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  7. I am not so concerned about views but I do like it when I get comments. It’s not that hard to “view” something but when I get a comment I feel good that my writing caused someone to be more “involved” with what I wrote.

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    1. 🙂 I can clearly relate to what you said.

      People can view posts without interacting with them.

      Comments, on the other hand, are a form of interaction (Which most bloggers are deeply appreciative of).

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  8. Your last point really resonates with me! I have wondered the same thing, that some of the likes, views and follows might be from scheduled ‘bots’….and also wondered how to tell the difference 🤔

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  9. I don’t bother to look at views. I’m happy with likes and comments. I have fun with my blog and that’s what matters to me. There is one private blog I follow because they participate in my prompts. Otherwise, I don’t bother.

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  10. Just about every blogger likes to see lots of views when they first start out in the blogging world, Renard. But you give an excellent point, ‘They are highly sceptical about incoming views because they are unable to fathom what percentage of them are from real people and what percentage of them are from bots.’ The number of views is significant for those making money from blogging because advertisers want to see big numbers before placing ads on blogs.

    For most of those (including me) who blog for personal reasons and fun, the number of views doesn’t matter. If it’s fun, then why not keep doing it?

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  11. Sadly, for some folks it is about the views and as you say there’s nothing wrong with it. But if views are important then so is the content. Producing quality content or attempting it is what matters. I’m speaking from a reader’s perspective that is.

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  12. Good post Renard – for me l am not bothered by views, l don’t like LIKES they are the ones l don’t trust, l can trust views but they can be confusing at times especially when there is a spike of unnaturality. For me it’s always comments. More so on the personal blog.

    I was having this discussion today with Suze that of all the stats – it’s always comments that’ll win the day.

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  13. Well written, and anyone who loves blogging will continue no matter the number of views they get on daily basis. Although, it’s good to have real incoming views increasingly daily, at least it gives encouragement and hope to continue. Many bloggers paid to have much views and I’m scared if the views are real or not. I don’t receive much view everyday (that won’t stop me anyway) but the ones I have are all real. My question is: paying for views, is it right or wrong? And if it’s right, how? Secondly, can one have thousands of views daily without paying for one?

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    1. 🙂 Those are all interesting questions (I will try my best to answer them).

      Personally, I do not think that it is right to pay for views.

      Yes, it is possible to have thousands of views daily without paying for one (However, your blog will need to be very popular in order for that to happen).

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  14. I don’t quite understand the logic of a blog being made private, only because there are things like WhatsApp and other chat channels that allow people to share recipes and such with a small network of people. Just because I don’t understand it, doesn’t mean it’s not valid though!

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    1. 🙂 When I joined WordPress, things were simple.

      Today, bloggers have landing pages.

      Play around with the design of your blog until you are satisfied with the way in which it looks.

      Like

      1. I don’t have a laptop to begin with.
        Everything I type on here is with my phone and I hoping to grow my audience here… Designing my blog with my phone isn’t as easy when doing it with my laptop

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  15. Your blog is encouraging we all the bloggers who are new in this field . It is true that less viewers sometimes discourage we all . But fact is that any creativity is first disliked but slowly and gradually is liked by people of denominations . This MANTRA of yours is encouraging us all to continue in this profession forever . Thanks !

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  16. Hi Renard. Excellent post, and I’m glad I found your blog because you answer many blogging-related questions I’ve had. However, one problem I had was not getting much interaction with my blog. Even commenting on other blogs did little to draw traffic. I blogged for almost a year and got two comments. What are your thoughts? If someone receives few (or zero) comments, how long do you think they should keep trying before moving on?

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    1. 🤔 The last thing that I want is to discourage you from ever expecting comments.

      I will admit that receiving only two comments on a blog that is only one year of age is concerning.

      Do give it some time. Everyone’s blog is different.

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  17. I care about views because I want to connect with the people who are reading them. I share a lot of personal experiences so people can learn from my mistakes and that’s not possible if no one is reading them. I don’t get paid but I’m not interested in monetary gain, I’m interested in connecting with people and making a difference in someone’s life.

    I really enjoyed learning from this post and I am skeptical about the amount of views I’m getting. I didn’t know it could be a bot!

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  18. Great post Renard. I would like to say that as a Blogger, I do care about incoming views but my number one priority it is growth and having fun whilst blogging📱

    Views, likes and comments will come in due time.

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  19. Hi Renard. I hope you are well. I always find your blog posts reassuring. You are indeed a very reassuring presence on WordPress overall 🙂

    Lately, I’ve found it quite interesting that some people comment on my posts and then leave their own link for me or others to peruse. I’m never sure what the etiquette is around this. Occasionally, I let it slide and leave it on there. Often, I’ll check out the post and leave a comment. Usually I find it a little rude as it feels like they’re using my blog to increase their own views. I’ve started deleting the comments but I do feel a little bad about doing that. What are your thoughts on this? 🙂

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  20. Nice article, my site is hidden from search engines, so if people know the address they can view it. The site and posts are mainly for family, friends and members of my religious community, so your comments on private bloggers resonated with me. You got a great blog, so keep on posting.

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  21. I’m excited when just one person reads, but I’m also new to blogging. If we’re a year down the road and still only one person is reading, I might be reconsidering my path. Since I don’t have a blog focus at the moment (it’s a free for all), we’ll keep at it for awhile. Thanks for the read.

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  22. I enjoyed this post. Honestly my views are so random. The posts I think are going to perform well do NOT and the posts that I don’t think are awesome perform better. What’s up with that? I’m getting too caught up in SEO and caring too much about making my site “SEO friendly”… it’s driving me nuts. I’M JUST GOING TO WRITEEE about what I want to write about and see what happens… What your opinion on having a “niche”? Thanks 🙂

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    1. 🙂 It is okay to have a niche (Provided that it is based on something that you actually like).

      Seeing to it that your site is SEO-friendly is never a bad idea. The issue here is getting carried away with Search Engine Optimization.

      You should always write about the things that are of interest to you.

      Thank you for participating in the discussion, Ashley.

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  23. I have been blogging for two years. I really want to improve and take it to next level, but I want to enjoy doing it and not become obsessed with likes and comments and views. So treading the water carefully . Happy New Year!

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