- I guess readership numbers is a great indicator (I'm watching the rise on this one)
- Number of feed subscribers
- Influence has got to be another (are you the first to break a story which spreads through word of mouth)
- Plus revenue generated by your blog
The 3rd is about having a great story once you have critical mass.
Monetizing your blog has to come last in that list. I'm testing a number of ways as I said in my first post. Some of the links on my blog (not all!) are affiliate links. I've also signed up to payperpost.com to see if I can generate revenue by writing about stuff on my blo for various organisations. Effectively, we're talking ads on blogs but for me the content I write (the ads) will have to be relevant for this blog and interesting for people to read otherwise I'll never fulfill the first 3 of my 'success' goals.
It'll be an interesting exeriment anyhow and I'll keep you posted on how it goes. Once I have a level of critical mass, I'll release some readership numbers. And I'll let you know how much revenue has been generated too. So keep reading!