It Has Been A Month

This past month has simply flown by and what a month it has been. It’s been a month filled with lots of good chow, beautiful ladies, men’s fashion and rugby opinions. A month of browsing the web looking for videos and articles which I find interesting and hopefully you do too. It’s been a month of applying myself and letting my creative juices flow. So let’s assess how far – if any – The Noblest Rogue has come in a month.

I suppose I always knew I wanted to start a blog and I had a basic idea of which direction I wanted the blog to follow however there were a few hurdles which held me back. Now whilst I’m not going to delve into all the hurdles, my first – and possibly biggest – hurdle was me. To actually commit to something as consuming as a blog was a big step jump and commitment as I would essentially need to juggle between by day job and the blog. You see in order to gain followers, a blog needs to be current. You need to be constantly posting about stuff which is doing the rounds on social media now. Not last week. Now. This naturally requires a fair amount of after hours work which I needed to commit to. I want to give you my current opinion and I want to give you whats hot now. Once I had committed to giving you this the blog started to fall into place.

And so I started posting.

Now this month has been a huge learning curve for me as I expect each month to be. I think that as each month goes by, I will tweak The Noblest Rogue little by little until it is a well oiled machine and admittedly I agree that no blog will ever be a finished product and will always need an improvement here and there. It’s really about figuring out what works and what doesn’t and sticking with a formula which works for you and for me.

Below are my viewership stats for August as of Sunday. It shows each day’s total visitors and views. This blog is for you and it is these stats which keep me going. I love getting home at night and seeing that I had 32 visitors on The Noblest Rogue and 144 views because it means that you are digging what I am posting.

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The next pic is a demographic of where you are all from which if I am honest caught me a little by surprise. Naturally being a South African, I expected the majority of my visitors to be from the Prideland, however I didn’t expect to get the visits from countries such as the UAE, Indonesia, Rwanda and Turkey. Of course it’s slightly close minded of me to think that this wouldn’t happen but I did not expect people in the UK or US to be interested in what I had to say and again this gets me amped to continue on this path.

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What I found most interesting was which of my articles got the most traffic. In making my way through this first month, I certainly jumped around in terms of topics. Sure the #BlessHer, Gentleman’s Guide and #FoodPorn posts are stable additions to my daily posts but the rest of the posts moved around in terms of content. Who would have thought that a video of Jack Vale farting in the hood would have garnered so many views? Don’t get me wrong, I’m stoked but in terms of content, that post was very much on the surface.

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Top 5 Viewed Articles:

So one month has gone by and another lies before us. So what can you expect? Much of the same? Yes and no. As I mentioned I want to keep evolving. I want to offer you more of my opinion which I have not had the greatest opportunity to do in recent weeks. The Noblest Rogue is a constant work-in-progress. I’m busy polishing that diamond into something awesome and with each month that goes by, its potential gets revealed bit by bit.

Give me your thoughts on what you do and don’t like. What do you reckon The Noblest Rogue could do with more of? Anything less?

You stay classy.

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