I was just notified by Word Press that I have reached my 7th anniversary.
7 Years of owning the domain prairieflounder.wordpress.com.
Here are some of the stats:
I did the math. That’s about one post every 4 days. I guess I am counting on volume over quality. Also I get almost 1 comment every 2 days, or an average of 2 comments for every post. If you average out the hits compared to posts, I average about 32 hits a day. 32 hits a day is absurdly tiny by just about any standard. This is also an average. Sometimes averages work in your favor; it ignores the fact that over the last few years I have seen a downward trend. Peak popularity was back in 2008 with almost 23,000 hits. Now I am lucky to break 10,000.
But that is ok.
I still feel kind of good about these numbers. They suck compared to just about any other blog, but I am writing to a small group, and I am not really interested in building my stats. The majority of hits I get from relatives, some friends that I have bothered to tell about this blog, and a few odd balls that stumble upon my site. And I am cool with that.
My original intent was to have a forum to practice writing. I had no idea that people would actually read the damn thing. But for those who do, I want to thank you. I do appreciate the effort.
For those who actually comment, thank you big time. I love comments, even the ones that go straight to my spam folder. Which, by the way, is a huge folder compared to non-spam. 90% + is spam.
I just wanted to say thanks to those who actually visit my site. I plan on continuing this blog for as long as it is still fun. Once it becomes work, well I guess I will just let it hang there. It would be just another ghost blog that litters the internet, which is in itself kind of appealing. But I will keep plugging away and see what happens.