Regular readers of this so-called blog will be able to recall the many times I have pondered the question of our stats and follower numbers. I have made myself a promise to not become obsessed by the damn things… because they detract from the joy of blogging. Am I right?
So, I blog unconditionally. I blog because I love it, because I need to and because… who am I kidding?
I’m checking my stats with the rest of you. Sometimes, and this is how sad and pathetic I am, I will check my stats if I get up in the night , to go to the loo.
There, I’ve come clean.
But, all is not lost. Because, at one time I would have stressed out seriously at a lack of visitors, or a drop in numbers, now I laugh in the face of blogosphere failure.
In the middle of the night, this can be a bit scary for my hubby, as my hysterical laughter stirs him from his slumber. I really must stop doing that.
And another thing… I’ve noticed that all is well on my two blogs… until I post. Then I will invariably lose a couple of followers. With immediate effect.
What’s that about then? You’re happy to follow me, just as long as I don’t actually post. If I do, you’re off!
I pour my heart and soul into a monster of a post that takes me a month to put together [ okay, slight exaggeration there… about forty minutes ]. I post it and… nothing, or another six of you clear off.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m laughing at this…it’s soo funny.
Then, I’ll do a quick post about how I’ve just fallen over… yet again: you all love it and I get another 50K followers… I wish!
What’s that all about then?
I have a theory and I’ll make it extra specially quick, as I can sense your finger hovering over the unfollow button, right now.
I think that as we’re all so very busy, and really don’t have time to read the equivalent of War and Peace on our favourite blogs, we appreciate the ones that arrive, deliver and allow us to like and be on our way.
So, yes stats are important. I don’t understand them. I don’t get how someone can like your new post, when there is no spike showing on your graph. Are they a ghost, or what? Also, they like the post, before it’s actually posted?
Will it interfere with my enjoyment of blogging? No… I’m thoroughly addicted. I just felt like a Saturday teatime moan.
How about you?
- Do really care about your stats?
- Do you understand the spiky things?
- Do you also check your stats in the dead of night?
- Are you a ghost?
Okay, I admit it – I’m sad! .
Thanks for dropping by.