Remember when I told you that it’s a bad bad idea to check your stats every 5 minutes when you just started a blog? You remember right? And you’re following that rule to the letter, right? Right? Well…. (followed by long deep silence)… I have a confession to make… I cannot help it. But I DO check my stats. Not every 5 seconds but certainly once every day. Not of my other blog but this one…. It just seems the natural thing to do. Are people liking the new blog? Do they hate it? Is it crap or is it good? I just don’t know!! And it’s driving me insane. So I try and read the stats. See what pages or posts are visited more and why. (not that you can tell the why from looking at your stats but still… I can try, right?)
And then it occurred to me that you are a fickle bunch of people…. As long as I write every day the stats go up and down but at a fairly constant rate, but forget to write for one day and beng…. your stats hit rock bottom… And that is making me a little sad… Just a tiny bit but still… I love this new little blog of mine and technically it is doing tremendously well for a blog that is only 1 month old. I think I probably had zero comments on Junglefrog Cooking after one month. But o that impatience… So you start thinking; what does it matter that no one reads it? Why would it matter that no one likes it? You started a blog for yourself, so technically you should still be happy even if no one ever read it. But the truth of the matter is, that is just not entirely true.
I could lie to you and tell you that stats don’t matter. In the grand scheme of things they don’t but everyone likes a little bit of recognition I guess. I little token that someone, somewhere out there, things you’re doing something nice. Something that contributes to the digital mayhem out there. That still does not mean we should all be checking our stats every day. Maybe we should all agree that once a month is enough. Seriously….