I discovered a nifty little thing about WordPress recently – Blog Stats. It shows me how many people view this site daily, weekly, monthly, in total, etc. I get it in number form and in graph form. I must say when I first discovered it, I was thrilled. I didn’t realize so many people actually visited. I figured there were sort of the regular five people who leave me comments or send me the occasional email commenting on it. But my stats showed that on December 6 (my previous all-time high) 75 people viewed it. But then that started making me a little nervous to think that 75 people were reading my random thoughts and ramblings. Yikes. Then I started feeling self-conscious as I realized that 75 people had not read my blog on any given day since December 6. What does that say about my blog? So then I had two reasons to be self-conscious. Then there are the days when only a handful of people stop by. And it’s been a somewhat downward trend since then, although for some reason April started picking up again.
Then yesterday the graph peaked! Apparently 98 people viewed this blog. Thank you for stopping by! But can I also say…what the heck? Because out of 98 views, only two people left comments! Seriously? For those of you who keep blogs, you know that comments are what fuel us. Especially those of us in other countries. And seriously any comments are great, even if – as a friend of mine who blogs wrote on hers – it’s just to tell me what you had for breakfast.