Looking at The Stats

looking at stats
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“Outliers: The Story of Success” and “David and Goliath” are two of the masterpieces by the author Malcolm Gladwell. I shared my learnings from the books on my blog as well as on YouTube, you can find them here, here  & here.

It’s very tempting to see how many people are reading my blog, the website statistics is a place where many bloggers spend most of their time and I used to do that too. Then I came across one of the interviews of Malcolm Gladwell where he shared that he didn’t write those books in order to get popularity, they just happen to be favorite among people. What he did basically was that he produced the best he can and people liked it, not the other way around.

The philosophy of writing without looking at the results(or in this case stats) and focusing only on quality and content of writing is incredible. I always remind myself of that interview as it helps in settling down my anxiety of looking at the stats. The size of the audience doesn’t matter, what matters is am I doing the best I can for the audience that I have?

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