Let’s talk about “bounce rate” for a few minutes if you don’t mind. When I check my blog’s statistics (yes, I do) I usually pay attention to what is known as the “bounce rate”.
“Bounce Rate is defined as the percentage of visitors that leave a webpage without taking an action, such as clicking on a link, filling out a form, or making a purchase.”
In other words, the Bounce Rate measures the degree of interest and the involvement of your readers. A high bounce rate signifies that the reader is mildly interested in what you wrote, or that the content is not relevant to him. He/she reads and leaves quickly without taking any action. By the same token, a low bounce rate means that the reader is attentive, has clicked on some links, or left a comment. This is very gratifying for the author!
This is important because while writing is a satisfying occupation, is also a time-consuming process. It usually takes a few hours (after many, many edits) to put a little story together, and much more time, if I also attach a photo album.
I of course enjoy doing this, but at the same time, I would welcome some feedback once in a while. Even my cat, who is a rather aloof individual, appreciates a few strokes from time to time.
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” – Bill Gates
So, once you have read my story, help me to improve and minimize the bounce rate by providing me with some feedback. This will assist me to stay relevant, and at the same time, keep a modest view of my own importance.
I know that some people have an extreme fear of hypodermic needles, and similarly, some individuals are loath to provide some feedback. To mollify and invite them to fight this inclination, I might have to offer some interesting incentive… (an idea still under consideration) … Every comment will be acknowledged and answered.
To write an opinion on this blog, empty your bladder, sit quietly for at least 5 minutes (no music allowed), and click on “Leave a comment” (you can do it with this link) located under the main title, on the top left side of this page. The comment space will appear at the bottom of the page.
Do not procrastinate. Leave a few words (no impropriety allowed) and pat yourself on the back for your good deed. It will bring you good karma, I promise.
“I can live for two months on a good compliment.” Mark Twain