The Vital Reader- and where they come from


The 80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule is the idea that, for many events, about 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.  This idea has been translated to various industries.  If you’re a farmer, you might have heard that 20% of the plants in the garden produce 80% of the produce.   If you’re in business, you have surely heard that 80% of your business comes from 20% of your clients.   This rule is also called the Pareto Principle, or — my favorite– the Law of the Vital Few.

I have personally seen this rule apply to many different industries and hobbies, and blogging is no different.  80%, or more, of the rewards of my blogging efforts have been generated by the readership of about 20%, or less, of my community.

Imagine that you have 100 followers.  That means 20 followers will be actively contributing.

The Variances of your Vital Few

Just because 20% of your readership…

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