I’m addicted to my blog stats page. It’s kind of pathetic. These days I average about 30-50 views per day. That’s not unique visitors, but rather how many pages are viewed. It could be one energetic visitor, or a whole bunch of people who show up and don’t see anything interesting to look at.
I can tell which pages are viewed and how many times, but that’s about it. Not quite as informative as the web site stats I used to get when I had my own site, but I can’t complain because WordPress is free!
So back to those stats. It’s always fun on Wednesdays when the guys over at Scrivener give me a shout out on Facebook and Twitter for my Tech Tuesday post. On one record day, I had 327 views (that was for the Templates post), mostly from Facebook. So, this week, I’ll admit I was a bit disappointed when I didn’t get a mention for the post on saving Compile Manuscript settings. I thought it was a really cool feature that a lot of people would be excited about.
Only 37 views this time.
One of the reasons I keep doing my Scrivener posts is because I’ve had such a good response. When I’m reaching that many people, I feel like I’m helping my fellow writers. I enjoy finding new tricks to make my life–and that of others–easier. Tech Tuesday has been my outlet for that and my penchant for teaching (that pesky know-it-all complex).
So, 37 views was disappointing. I really missed that “2” in the middle. 😉
Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not bashing the Scrivener guys. I love Keith and David for all their hard work. I know Keith is busy working on Scrivener 2.0 and I’m really psyched about it. They don’t owe me a weekly mention. I already got a fabulous program from them that makes writing so much easier than Word.
What I’m bashing, really, is me. For caring too much about how many people care about what I have to say.
There are far too many blogs out there for me to keep up with. Even good ones that I enjoy. I know this. And it’s the same for everyone else.
It’s my job to ensure I’m adding enough value that people want to come back.
The rest will follow.
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