WordPress Blog Stats – Do They Matter?
It’s Sunday. Time to re-charge the batteries and reflect. Well, for an hour at least.
I’m a WordPress blogging newbie, it’s a well documented fact here on the blog, and I enjoy it. Every minute of it.
The writing is easy enough. I’m obviously no Hemingway. Not even a Gilbert Hemingway, who was a slightly built, well-cologned Irishman who used to cut my hair when I was a kid. He had a one man shop at the end of a run down cul-de-sac behind the Co-op Bingo Hall. He opened 365 days a year. It was his USP. If all else failed on Christmas Day you could always guarantee purchasing yourself a top notch cut, shave and something for the weekend. I was a precocious kid in those days.
However, I’m rambling again. The writing is fine. But what about the ‘stats’? I am sorry to admit this but I am becoming a ‘stat junkie’. Yep. Guilty as charged. Next case.
Rarely do I ever switch on the computer without checking in on the WordPress stats first.
Have I any more followers? Did no one like me today? How come I have the same number of views as visitors? Did they just look and think ‘Nope, not for me’. What am I doing wrong? How is it no one ever comments? Even something along the lines of ‘Is Gilbert Hemingway still in business and what’s his number?’ That would at least be some kind of recognition that there is someone out there who cares about me? Why has everyone else got bigger stats than me? Size is everything.
Am I taking it too personal? Am I taking it too seriously? I think so.
So, do the stats matter? Do they really? And if so, which ones do you take seriously? I ask the question but I expect no answers. Sigh.