When I started blogging mid-2010, I was writing for myself. Although I told all my family and friends about it and tried to make them read my drivel, I went on the assumption that nobody would bother, or might read it just to indulge me (or perhaps more appropriately, to stop me asking them if they have read it).
I figured blogging would help me improve my writing and give me a creative outlet as a way of de-stressing from a stressful office life. But why didn’t anyone tell me I would develop an even more stressful obsession? Why did nobody ever tell me I would become obsessed with checking my blog stats?!
Here’s an example of the latest stats for the month:
I would like to thank all my readers, wherever you are (though most appear to be in the United States :)), for your continuing support and encouragement. I love getting feedback (preferably good!) so keep the comments coming! And if you have suggestions for future topics, drop me a comment or send me a tweet (@valshopaholic) and I will do my best to meet your needs 🙂
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,800 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.