I love watching the stats for my blog. I get hits from almost every country in the world (some of them I am ashamed to admit I have never heard of). I don’t get too many hits, though, especially when I am comparing to some of the most popular blogs, that often, I am left wondering, why do people bother with those topics.
In my fairly small experience in the web sphere and with marketing overall, I learned about targeting: pick one type of audience that is interested in a specific topic and spam their socks off with any possible spin of the above. Ex: teenagers in Alaska that like T-shirts with green aliens; 45 year old women in the Bible Belt, who like quilts; wives needing to buy gifts for their ex-military husbands; etc, etc. I have a very hard time going down this road of targeting. I have millions of interests which constantly change, I keep discovering new things all the time, and want to share them with my friends and the world.
I guess my target audience will remain well-round persons with an international mind set. You are a special few.
Having said that – check out http://www.visahunter.com. A site dedicated to getting Visas and finding international wives. My intelligence sources tell me that being focused and blogging about the above two points gets one thousands of daily hits and top search results showing in Google.
Perhaps I should start blogging on how to impress well-rounded persons and get them to give you a job or marry you..