So, you woke up this morning, grabbed a cup of coffee and then immediately logged in to check your blog’s Google Analytics. Because that’s how we bloggers roll. (I have mine set up so I can check analytics on my phone. For reals.)
And your mouth drops open when you notice that your Sessions and Page Views for the last 24 hours are OFF THE CHARTS.
Scanning your reports, you find that the major jump in traffic has come from one single post. Traffic is pouring in to your post from Facebook like ca-ra-zee.
You’ve also got 200 hundred new email subscribers and 11 sales of your e-course.
Congrats, you just had your first viral post!
Of course, then you wake up for real and realize, it was all just a dream and you’re still blogging away in obscurity after three years, still praying for that lucky day that one of your blog posts goes viral.
The Reality of Virality
Having a post go viral is the Holy Grail of blogging. Your post shared over and over and over again.
Virality means increased page views and blog traffic. It can even mean many more email subscribers and income from your blog.
Many bloggers blog away for years before they have a post go viral. Some bloggers are never so “lucky”.
Lots of bloggers believe it’s pure luck that leads to virality. But it isn’t just luck that creates posts that get viewed and shared thousands or even millions of times.