Statistical Musings

I don’t think I’ve met anyone who run a blog who isn’t fascinated by the statistics of who visits their site. We all like the validation of knowing that we’re not just warbling out into the void, and that someone has taken the time to read our musings.

One of the repeated pieces of advice I’ve read about blogging and websites has been the importance of regular updates. It sounds obvious, and sounds easy, but it can be one of the hardest habits to get into. As a writer this should come easily, but then the hardest part of writing is often getting started. There’s something about a blank piece of paper or unreal estate on the screen that can be extremely intimidating, especially when there are so many other demands in the day – work, paid articles, cleaning the house, shopping, sleeping, eating, reading, games – so there’s a self discipline that really doesn’t seem to get any easier.

The statistics of a growing site therefore are a small reward for persevering. Today’s small fillip of satisfaction comes from noticing that as of the time of writing, there have been 2233 view of the site this year, coming from 1,209 visitors. My total number of views in 2008 was 1894, with no statistics for the number of visitors as WordPress weren’t tracking that at the time. In 2014, there were 3615 views from 2158 people, so that’s a target that seems very chaseable…

About Tim Maidment

Writer, House Husband, Library Person, Raconteur, Poly, Queer and Bon Vivant. You were expecting something simple?
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