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.
Just because 20% of your readership…
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