I struggle with how to perceive my blog stats, and (like many things) I wonder if it’s just me.
I know that I would rather have one fully engaged reader than 1,000 who never like or comment on a post. It would feel like I was writing into the ether, and it would feel almost pointless (almost, because I write for myself too, to remind myself of all the wonderful things that happen to me, and to train my brain to be on the lookout for silver linings).
With every new reader I get a warm fuzzy feeling. Each new reader is like a pat on the back, a little vindication that that I’m doing something right, and writing something worthwhile. Each new reader, each like and each comment spurs me on to write the next post.
It goes back to that question which lurks at the back of my brain, “why are you writing this when it’s all been said a thousand times before?”. And the answer – because perhaps one reader will benefit from reading it, in my words, today.
I really need to stop overthinking everything!
So, over to you. Do you keep a secret eye on your stats and get that warm fuzzy feeling? Is it tinged with some strange guilt for even looking at the stats? Or is it just me?!