The 80/10/5/5 rule and how to use it with WordPress
When my wise old grandmother was 55, she convinced my 57-year-old grandfather that the two of them should adopt a juvenile delinquent. Said juvenile delinquent was me!
Once they got me, they proceeded to turn me from my juvenile ways by providing both love and discipline. The discipline part is missing from the lives of many of today’s children.
They also taught me how to be a productive citizen and how the world works. One of the world’s workings that they taught me was the 80/20 rule, a rule that says 80% of something is accomplished by 20% of the people involved. There are many variations of the rule, including some I have devised. One of my variations is the 80/10/5/5 rule.
Several times each month someone asks how I got so many followers since I’ve only been blogging on WordPress since January 2012. The answer is my 80/10/5/5 rule.
First, no one is going to read a blog post if they don’t know about it, even if it’s their favorite subject in the whole wide world. So getting started in blogging can be a real chore because it requires real work and effort. Just publishing a blog post probably won’t get you more than one or two readers. However, by using the 80/10/5/5 rule, you can get lots of readers, followers, and LIKEs.
When you publish a blog post, let 100 people know by visiting their blog posts and leaving at least one LIKE. If you do that, using the 80/10/5/5 rule,
80% of those people you LIKEd will be by your blog within a day or two to leave a LIKE
10% will be by within a week or two to leave a LIKE
5% will be by within a month or two to leave a LIKE, and
5% will never be by.
If you keep track of the 100 people you LIKEd and when they returned the LIKE, you’ll see that the 80/10/5/5 rule works really well. Try it and let me know your results.
Of course, we have to end with a flash video, this one from the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California, built in 1926:
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