According to PostRank Analytics – a system for analyzing and scoring engagement events, social engagement refers to “the attention other people pay to your published content, like blog posts, news and articles. They see and read a post, and then because it’s interesting, inspiring, or controversial, they get “hooked” and decide to take further action.”
PostRank’s scoring system measures the “5 C’s” of engagement:
- Creating: i.e. writing a blog post
- Critiquing: i.e. leaving a blog comment
- Chatting: i.e sharing and discussing information on Twitter
- Collecting: i.e. submitting a post to Stumbleupon
- Clicking:i.e. clicking a link to read a blog post
The more engagement an event requires (i.e. writing a blog post), the more engagement points the event receives. Bloggers can use their posts’ engagement scores as a measurement of how well their readers are reacting to and engaging with their content.
PostRank crunched the numbers to determine the most engaged readers in 2009. And the results are in…!
Thanks to you, my very engaged readers, Do It Myself Blog ranked #6 in the Disability category! Thank you!
The detailed analysis is available from PostRank. The top 10 engaging posts are:
- Da Wife on Wheels Dismissed Yet Again / August 29, 2009 – 406 engagement points
- 5 Reasons Why Bloggers and Web Designers Should Consider Accessibility / October 6, 2009 – 346 points
- Let’s Feed 100 People in Need Christmas Dinner, Again! / December 4, 2009 – 335 points
- WordPress Misses the #1 Accessibility Tip / September 28, 2009 – 325 points
- What Makes a Blog Theme Accessible? / August 6, 2009 – 274 points
- To the Employers Who Refused Me a Job, You Lose! / December 30, 2009 – 273 points
- Social Media Empowers Otherwise Silenced Voices / July 31, 2009 – 251 points
- How POUR is Your Blog / May 1, 2009 – 222 points
- Dreams Do Come True – With a Little Help from Friends / October 23, 2009 –164 points
- Are Multiple Themes Useful in Improving Blog Accessibility? / August 24, 2009 – 164 points
I’ve included the post dates to illustrate that the older posts (hence more time for engagement) are not necessarily ranked higher. These numbers also prove your comments, tweets, stumbles and the like do matter! Thank you.
I will continue creating, if you continue critiquing, chatting, collecting and clicking. Together, let’s see how engaged we can be in 2010!