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.
(this post has been amended twice er, three times in the past five minutes.)
I LOVE to look at STATS of my various sites. They are always wonderful…in the sense of being “full of wonder” at the mysterious statistics.
Today my notice came about a great spike in hourly views and visitors to my alternate site, A State of Mind, which I admit is sorely neglected.
Anyway, my number of VIEWS has spiked to 52 views an hour — remarkable in view of the stat that my normal count of views is O — ZERO. Of course his information peaked my interest and curiosity.
It seems that the 52 Views were … well, viewed … by 2 — TWO individuals. One in Canada, the other in Australia.
Welcome to both!
Apparently one viewer looked at up to 52 of my past posts.
…. and guess who holds the record for having looked at (viewed) my posts?
Ha! Gradmama2011. Yes, that’s ME.
I love Stats… 🙂
I got a nice note from WordPress yesterday:
On Sunday October 2 you surpassed your previous
record of “most likes in one day” for your posts
on Sometimes. This is pretty awesome, well done!
Current Record— 101
Old Record— 100
Then later on yesterday I had another message from WordPress:
Your blog, Sometimes, appears to be getting
more traffic than usual!
31 hourly views
Hourly views on average — 0
A Spike in your Stats!
To date — October 3, 2016 I have had on my blog —
Hey everybody– Check THIS out! It’s a very nice sort of gift from WordPress. All bloggers got their own report…what a treat! Thanks to all who read my blog, called Sometimes. Especially THANKS to my special commenters…you know who you are!:-)
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,000 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.
Click here to see the complete report.