Total Blogging Time… 10 months
Posts…this one makes 101
Total Views to date… 3038
My best day… 63 views
My best month… 552 views
You are probably wondering why am I sharing my meager stats with you? It is because I have been obsessed with my stats and I am trying to overcome my obsession. If I cannot overcome the constant need to check my stats I am going to have to admit a few things about myself that I am really hoping aren’t true.
Stats don’t make you a good writer or blogger just like money doesn’t make you a better person. Yes, stats and money can give you status but when it comes right down to it they are just numbers. In the beginning they meant everything to me. Yes both money and stats. But for today’s post I am focusing on my blogging stats. Anyway, in the beginning my blog stats were how I was gauging myself as a blogger. Sad but true!
I would be telling you less than the truth if I said that I have gotten over the whole stats thing. But I do think there is more to this than just checking the numbers. It’s about the need to be accepted even if it is by people I don’t know.
Although I love it when someone leaves a comment and a little word of encouragement that begins to form a cyber friendship I realize that those are few and far between just like true friends. I am taking that to heart!
I admit I don’t comment on every blog I read. There are various reasons but generally it’s because the post just didn’t resonate with me. Which is what I guess is the case with those of you who pop in here and take a look around and leave without so much as a word. I get it!
As I have been trying to work all of this out, good or bad, this is what I have come up with.
My blog is the recipe of my life, my thoughts are the ingredients, my posts are the layers and your comments are the frosting on the cake. However, I am not that keen on most frosting. It has to be a really exceptional frosting for me to get excited. But, I do LOVE cake!!! I love everything about cake. I love searching for the recipe and gathering the ingredients. I love to measure, whisk, melt, cream, mix, pour and bake the cake. I love to eat Cake!!! When I make a cake or a meal for that matter I usually share it with a few special people. People who appreciate the time and effort it took to create the special something.
These are the same reasons I love blogging. My blog is about the things that make up the story of my life. My blog posts are the inspiration that comes from the people and the things that are part of my life. My hopes are to build a few cyber friendships, encourage and inspire a few people and continue to grow as a wife, a mother, a friend a writer and a blogger.
I think I finally get it…I am not a statistic…but I might be a cake!
After assessing my statistics on my own, WordPress sent me their review of my Blog for 2010. I was encouraged!
I am linking up with Mega Monday-Sunday Blog Hop!