Wednesday, 30 April 2014

NBI: Why I Support the NBI

I've been blogging for awhile now and like many I started as a lone island with no bridges coming or going from other sites. This was fine for me for a few years, but getting the motivation and drive to actually post stuff can be very daunting when you are pretty much just yelling into the infinite void of the internet, with no comments coming in and a very low page view count.

The solution was pretty simple of course, I just had to actually introduce myself to the blog community and boy was I surprised when a great number of them suddenly decided to put up links to my humble blog! Suddenly people were actually reading and commenting on some of my posts and I must say that's a pretty good, motivational feeling.

If you are a blogger new or old who doesn't yet introduced themselves then I highly recommend you do so, and perhaps the best way to do that is to sign up to the Newbie Blogger Initiative (aka NBI) as I did last year because not only will it improve all those statistics you are not supposed to care about (*cough*) but because you will gain a wealth of knowledge, a slew more ideas to blog about or counter blog about, and perhaps even a few more friends. ^_^

What the NBI did for my page views last year.

And hey, if it's not for you then you can easily burn all those bridges after you try it out. You don't really lose anything by giving it a go.


  1. There's nothing wrong with having a healthy interest in your site stats. It helps to know what sort of audience you have. As long as they don't rule your life then everything is fine.

    The NBI is great for introducing new writers into the blogosphere. There is a drop off rate as many new blogs fall victim to the fact that time is such a rare commodity these days. Yet many survive and thrive. And as you say there's nothing to lose by trying.