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Hits to Followers?



I have two blogs that contain science content. One is directly related to my book about scale model testing and fluid dynamics: Fluids in Motion. The other has general science information on a variety of topics: Synthesis.

Hits on Fluids in MotionSince my book, Modeling Ships and Space Craft: The Science and Art of Mastering the Oceans and Sky, was released by Springer in October, I have had hits on my blogs from all over the world! It’s very exciting. It’s also marvelous to know someone is actually reading my blog.

The thing is, while I’m getting a lot of hits, I’m not getting a lot of followers.

My question to you is twofold:

1. Does it matter that they are not following the blog?

2. How do I convert hits to follows?

4 thoughts on “Hits to Followers?

  1. Well since I have about 30 WP followers I’m not exactly the go-to expert… My problem is I don’t know what you’ve tried so far.
    Have you reviewed your likes? Who likes what posts?
    Do you use WP reader to look for like-minded bloggers? Do you follow? Or are you writing and waiting?
    Just a few questions…

    • Good questions. I’m ashamed to say I’m in the “waiting for it to happen” category. The fact that people are coming to my site is very encouraging – for a long time I was basically posting for myself. I assumed that people who came would follow but that isn’t necessarily true.

      • That can happen. I may have blogged about that in my latest post 😉 But seriously that’s basically what I’m doing: I blog to be writing or also to document my thoughts and help me think… The problem with stats and likes is they will hand you other blogging goals just by being there. So… time to consider if the likes are a nice by-product or an indication that you should be making a (business?) plan for your blog!

      • I’ll give that some thought!

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