Out of curiosity, what sorts of stats are you interested in looking at over a year’s time? I’ve been tracking a few stats of my own, mostly related to the growth rates of reads/votes/comments/followers over time, but I’d love to know more about what other writers are keeping an eye on / what matters to them.
At a high level, for me, it boils down to two things:
- validation to the growth of my skill in writing the story.
- marketing potential of the story (this includes social networking)
If I’m attracting more consistent read interest at Post Eight compared to when I first started at Post One, because I’ve been applying my lessons learnt. I know that I’ve obtained some growth as a writer.
If the organic read interest is consistent and increasing, I know there is some potential for the story.
I would love to see stats over the last year. I could see how much my stories have grown in the time compared to years before.
I know, it would be nice.