I don’t get a lot of traffic to my blog, but I do get some (and thank you for that!)
I don’t obsess about it either, but logging into the WordPress back-end, the most recent statistics are shown to me every day. That brings itself a negative pressure to push for popularity but it is not something I feel is important. But it is a gamified part of the screen real estate.
It got me thinking about Facebook, Twitter and other social media and I remembered that most of my interactions based with friends on my posts here, came in the Facebook silo. So I wondered if I had lost traffic when I stopped visiting, and later leaving, Facebook.
It does not appear to be the case.
Apparently, those that visit my blog did so outside of the Facebook traffic.
I still, sometimes, cross-post to LinkedIn, and I also cross-post to the joke-of-a-social-network, Google+.