Somebody Spiked My Blog
205 people visited my blog yesterday. OMG! That’s like a record! Woohoo!
Oh, it would be a record if it were true. Well, it is true. But it’s not the entire truth.
So, I have a confession to make. I have another blog. It’s not that I don’t think you’re enough for me. You are really my life. I swear. The other blog means nothing. Really.
I mean, really. It’s my “Control Blog”. I’ve kind of been watching to compare the difference between a blog that I actually spend a couple of hours a day on and a blog I spend about fifteen minutes a day on. We’re talking 500 word hysterically funny (in my mind) posts 7 days a week versus 50 word (professionally mundane) posts five times a week.
Control Blog has been averaging about 10 hits a day. It has 42 followers now. So, imagine my surprise yesterday when I checked the stats on Control Blog and saw 199 hits at 6 PM. Imagine my chagrin when I checked the stats on this blog, the one I’ve coddled and spoiled rotten with attention to comments and followers, and saw it had 36 hits. I’m not going to tell you my usual stats, but let’s just say it’s less than 199 and a whole lot more than 36.
According to the Control Blog Stats, 2 people got there through a link on Google, and 12 people were “referred” by searches. That means, uh, I don’t know, subtract this and that, multiply why whatever, and you get a lot of people who just went straight to my home page, if I’m interpreting my stats correctly. No one referred them or told them to go there. They just landed on my site by randomly typing in an address they’d never heard before.
If you’re a loyal reader, then you know that I have a little problem with people suddenly paying attention to me when I wasn’t really trying to get their attention.
If you’re a loyal reader, then thanks for being one of the 36.
And, no, I’m not telling you the name of the Control Blog, Traitor.