Sunday, February 3, 2013

The Thrill Is Gone...

Ever since I began my little blog just over 2 years ago, I kept looking at the blog stat sheets. I don't know if other bloggers do this, but I find it interesting. So interesting, in fact, that every once in a while, I'll take a screenshot of the stat page. 


When I hit 26,000 page views, I took a screenshot. I reached that mark last September. Then two months later I hit 30K (with a little help from my Facebook friends--shameless self promotion...). So I took another screenshot.


Then, something strange happened. One of my posts went nuts and I still don't know why. Sometime in December of last year this one post got very popular (I wrote about it in a blog post on 12 Jan 12 and you can read it: HERE...). It continued until about the same time I wrote that post...

And then...

The trill is gone.

I mean, I knew it couldn't last, and really, since I don't know why people were drawn to it. Maybe they never were. Maybe it was some unexplainable internet phenomenon... In any case, it appears I've returned to my usual stat count, about 50-70 hits a day. And I'm okay with that. The blog is more of a writing exercise for me. If people find something of value in it, so much the better. 

Still, I wonder if something like that will happen again. If so, I'll probably take more screenshots. Yeah, pretty sure I will...


  1. I check my stats, more out of curiosity than anything. I don't pay too much attention to it, but it's always nice to see if it's one of my flash stories that got the traffic moving.

    I like that you view your blog as a writing exercise. That's probably what mine is, too, though I never thought of it that way until now. Lol. :-)

  2. I check every now and again, and I always get a little thrill when I gain new followers. It's still amazing to me that I get even a few hits each day. That's enough for me, like you say, it's an exercise.