Darren over at ProBlogger has an interesting statistical recap of his first month on Plurk. In particular, he's broken down how much traffic that both Twitter and Plurk have sent his blog over the last month.
He found that Twitter sent his blog 4,896 visitors, while Plurk sent 1,466. Of course, Darren has over 5X the number of followers on Twitter as he does on Plurk.
While my readership numbers are obviously much lower than ProBlogger's, I've also noticed that Plurk seems to be holding its own in the referrals dept:
And it should be noted that, like Darren, I also have about 5X the number of followers on Twitter. At this rate, Plurk will likely send more traffic to my blog in July, than Twitter does.
I blogged about this recently on SEG, but this is why you have to keep a constant eye on your blog's traffic. This also tells me where I should be spending my time. I now pretty much use Twitter to share links, and that's it. Due to constant downtime from the site, trying to interact with other users is an exercise in futility. Case in point; this morning I shared a few links there, then started typing out a question to ask my followers. As I was typing out the question, 'Limit exceeded' flashed up on Twhirl.
So now I will likely shift even more time to Plurk. I'll start sharing links on Plurk and see if it's something my followers enjoy. But I have to be smart about how I allocate my online time, and I need to go where I can get the most interaction with others. Right now, that's Plurk over Twitter.
You can follow me on Plurk here.