I noticed my stats today. You know, the numbers. The number of times my site has been visited, hit, viewed or searched.
Today it hit the quarter million mark. I must admit this gave me a little thrill, I check my daily hits, it’s the first thing I go to in my ” blogging dashboard”,to see if anyone’s there. Hello…. are you there?
So it’s not really like I just noticed. I have watched it crawl up there. It zoomed for a while about a year ago when I was put on search engines, but I rectified this as it wasn’t a true indicator for me (thanks CB), and now all visits are real visits. Mostly. I hope.
So, my daily hits are a bit “hit and miss”, sometimes there’s lots, like on a day when I post an email. Sometimes when I have blogged lots, there are plenty looking for the next exciting chapter, and when I get slack, so the ratings drop off. I don’t know how many of you use the RSS feed (the orange button) to update you as soon as there is a new post.
It’s hard to stay blogging sometimes. Sometimes you can’t shut me up, other times it’s a drag. It’s been almost 3 years since I first opened my eyes to the blogging world. Little did I know how it would grow. I have posted over 900 posts, with 2800 comments since then. We’ve seen many scrapbooking layouts, many cool new products that have come onto the market and you’ve learned all about me and my family. You know all about the cubby (which is finally being looked at in the last few days) you’ve seen my photography grow, and seen the antics we get up to on retreat.
I have probably shared some stuff I shouldn’t have and will probably continue to do so. Man, you’ve even been on holiday with me!
Many of the most viewed pages on my blog seem to be those with my Joshua, and you have shared some of my days with him. Somehow it makes me feel nice that others are interested, he is a big part of our lives and I wonder sometimes if I tend to “go on and on” a little too much.
I have considered starting another blog, removing my family stuff and keeping it purely scrapbooking – to try to stay focused.
I considered moving to a profitable blog – to make some money.
I considered stopping altogether – to free up some time for me.
But hey… who needs sleep right? And you guys have put up with me so far, so I guess I must be sort of ok. Right?
So, a quarter of a million is a pretty good number. Today I feel that I am going to keep on blogging. And you know why? I love it. Even if no-one ever reads anything. I would blog all to myself, just because.
Oh, and apologies to all those out there who would rather see just scrapbooking, you must know me by now, I am sidetracked, distracted, a thousand things on the go at once, my job, my family- it’s a lot more than just scrapbooking.
Expect to see more of me.
Oh… and my next post has a giveaway.
Keep those stats up! Check back or “RSS feed” me. 🙂