I love the STATS feature of WordPress, and every once in awhile go to the page and look it over. Actually its two pages. They are very well organized, and I notice some new twekes that I really like. For instance the Followers list now has that little round bubble photo with the blog avatar. Mine is a yellow rose.
Today I have had four visitors so far, or to be more specific, visitors from four countries: UK, Ireland, Australia, and someplace else. The multi-color map illustrates where the viewers are in the world at a glance.
There are statistics showing Yearly and Daily progress. My stats begin when my blog did: 2011. I think two people looked at it that year…and I know who they are! 2012 and 2013 the blog sort of languished in cyberspace without much attention. Then at the end of 2014 it picked up, when I started to take it more seriously.
In 2015 and 2016 the posts multiplied. This is when I enrolled in several WordPress classes, which were free and fun. This is also when I met lots of other bloggers, some of which have remained loyal to this day, originally classmates in various courses. There was Writing 101, Writing 102; Photography; Poetry Writing; Fiction Writing….just to name a few. The classes were voluntary….could follow themes or just wing-it and write whatever. Different forms of Poetry—that was my favorite, where I learned forms of poetry that I never knew existed. (Oh, I guess I did, from some old English class participation, but promptly forgot.)
The cool thing about the classes was that there were assignments, and huge class lists of bloggers that signed up, and every day for the class period (a week, month…) my followers list grew.
So for a good time check out your Stats.