I was going to do another morning freewrite when I logged onto wordpress, checked my blog stats (as I do obsessively 3 or 4 times a day!). So I decided to scrap the freewriting idea and focus on the sexiest idea I could think of–blog stats!!
Even before logging in, I was anticipating what I would find. I’ve been getting really high hits because I “borrowed” a couple of photos: one for a post on Lost and the other for a poetry post. A poetry post describing my dislike for poetry, nonetheless. Yesterday was my “best day ever” in terms of blog stats. Funny, ‘cuz I didn’t post anything yesterday. Go figure!
Now, I’m happy that *anyone* is coming to my blog. And I’m thrilled that people are looking at my Lost stuff, if even for a moment. But that poetry post was a complete throwaway… Yeah, the image is super cool, but I just don’t get why people are coming to it.
I know that in the blogging world, it’s all about the numbers. How many hits, how many subscribers, etc., etc. But that was never my intention, which makes it even more ironic that I’m obsessed with that little bar graph. I doubt that I have many regular readers. I get more comments on my mySpace blog than I do here, but what tickles me is when I open my blog stats and see REAL stuff. Yeah, it’s only 4 or 5 hits, but I think it’s cool that:
- There is a Yahoo group devoted to Henry Ian Cusick, and they were talking about my blog, if only for a day
- The guy at SF Signal agreed with my reasoning for loving Lost
- At least a few people are reading this from their Google readers and myYahoo feeds
I’m not really sure I want to “market” this blog. Yes, I love to see that little line spike high, but this blog is a mismash, it doesn’t have purpose, it doesn’t have a defined angle. Hell, it doesn’t even have good writing most of the time. But I do love it when people stumble upon me, so I think I’ll go ahead and link to those uber-popular images again, so maybe–just maybe– someone might read this as well!