as well as my blog stats and I am totally surprised by that!
I know I am probably the only blogger in the blogosphere (tongue in cheek) who checks their blog to see how the most recent post looks on the blog home page! I am especially happy with the way my blog page looks so I look at it often. I log on and immediately go to “my blog”, Oh yes its still there and it still looks good (relief). Next stop, Site Stats! I am always curious to see which of my posts are being checked out. Also, I am forever hopeful that today might be the day I show up on the freshly pressed page. But more than that I just want todays post to hit the mark with my fellow bloggers. Next stop “manage comments”, to see if you have left a comment about what you have read. I love the comments but the “likes” just tickle me to no end. Everyone wants to be liked. (Just ask Sally Field)
From time to time I take a look at my overall statistics just to see if I can figure out what you fellow bloggers are interested in reading about. The most popular posts on my blog are as random as my blog. There isn’t really any rhyme or reason to what you are reading when it comes to my blog posts.
Have you taken the time to look at your overall blogging statistics?
While looking at the stats I am surprised to see that there have been over 12,000 views of my posts. There are 5 posts that make up the majority of the stats. The top 2 are the same no matter if it’s for the current 7 day period or for the past 17 months. The next 3 vary just slightly for the same time period. I am most surprised by the post that comes in at #2 in all time visits.
Are you surprised by your numbers? Is there one post that gets visited more often than the others?
Back in April I participated in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. The instructions were to post everyday of the month with the exception of Sundays, beginning with the letter A and proceeding through the alphabet. The beginning of the alphabet was fairly simple; A is for Amaryllis, B is for Birthday, C is for Carvings and so on. Sometime after “L” the posts became a bit more difficult to come up with. The end of the alphabet W,X,Y & Z were the biggest challenge. However, I finished on time but my brain was blogged out. I needed a break.
Since finishing the challenge I have had the occasional visit to one or another of the alphabet postings, D is for decorating has been fairly popular. However, there has been one particular post that has had visits almost every day without fail. Since I published this little post this past April there have been at least 1o clicks everyday and as many as 76 clicks in one week on this one little post.
The craziest thing is that with so many visits, 1200+ in number the post has had very few comments. I wonder what people are thinking they will find when they click on the link. I wonder if the post contained sufficient information or they left rolling their eyes saying “whatever“.
…drum roll please….the #2 post on my blog is…R is for Rhode Island Red Rooster! Can you believe it? I certainly can not. There are posts that took me days and weekes to write. Posts that are emotional and meaningful. There are posts about Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness…but the winner is…the crazy Red Rooster. I would never have bet on that in a million years.
Which of your posts stats do you find most surprising? Is there one post that you wished received half as much attention as the other? Share your post stat stories.