Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Guest Authors and the Hits

As we approach the end of the month it has become clearer where the law of diminishing returns will kick in. The hits will continue to rise but very slowly and it will become easier to distinguish between a terrific dance Web or Blog site and just a mediocre one. They are separating a lot more. One thing is certain the reader/dancers will make the decisions.
"If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself;
if it be a lie, laugh at it." ~Epictetus

The bottom level has risen in required hits to be viable and it could go as far as 20 average hits per day. This has happened only because there has been an increase in scams, spams and other hits such as spiders and crawlers from the legit search engines. This could be around 20 per cent of the recorded hits of any site, so we should include all those who cannot reach 34 average hits per day (1000 hits per 30 day month.)

"Bring It On Home To Me" by Sam Cooke

The second tier, 35 to 67 average hits per day, seems easy to come by with most of our blogs in this sector, the guest authors are not there yet. Oahu And Beyond is the closest with hits in the upper 50s, they have only one Guest Author. Aye, there's the rub, by myself, that is all I can do, but with Guest Authors the sky is the limit.

New kid on the block. Windward Oahu blog? Anybody there?

The third tier is 68 to 133 average hits per day and no one in that sector. A few new and different opinions in any of the bottom blogs would get them in easily.  I use formulas similar to establishing the break even point in business. However, since blogs have no monetary costs, I have tested the guest authors, the amount of blogs and the photos which have turned out to be crucial.

Cultural Dancing involves a natural division between
the Smooth and Rhythm sectors.

The fourth tier is over 134 average hits per day (4000 hits per month) and Town Dancer is our only one over that. But Honolulu Dance Guide is also over that barrier too and getting closer to surpassing Town Dancer. At the moment this is the top level of our blogosphere.
"How High The Moon" by Les Paul and Mary Ford

The Law of Diminishing Returns is very plain. The top goal for any dance blog or web site in the Pacific area will be 200 average hits per day (6000 per 30 day month.) And I am the only one, that I know of. that has the stats to know what is needed to get there.

The Guest Author is the clear indicated answer. All we have to do is find a person willing to share their personal "Dancing Space" with their fellow reader/dancers, regardless of club affiliation. And their level of expertise makes very little difference. It is their separate unique opinion that is valuable and easy but very difficult too. They help themselves, they help their club, they help their fellow dancers and they help whatever blog they choose. A win-win situation. The losers? A little by the ones that don't go for this jazz.