The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
(That’s what the pre-set text said… now I know why everybody’s blog introductions are eerily similar.)
There is something about blogging that is wonderful and cathartic–the writing (duh)–and the thoughtful, and sometimes heartfelt, and sometimes hilarious comments from readers.
And then there’s the part that taps into my somewhat obsessive nature and the insecurities, that, at the age of 39, I still haven’t quite outgrown… the insecurities that involve the need for external validation.
Yes, I am talking about the stats page. And here is a summary of those stats.
Note, especially, the oh-so-specific search terms that yield the most views on my blog!
While you’re at it, go ahead and click on those top five posts. They ARE pretty good. You won’t regret it. Promise.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 7,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.