I generally like to have around 50 views a day. Any less, and I feel a little short-changed. More is good, obviously, and when there are over 100 in 24 hours, I am always very pleased. That’s enough for me. It’s a humble blog after all, so I don’t expect more. Some days, views drop to less than 25, especially if I haven’t published anything for a while. Considering how many supposed ‘followers’ I have, it would appear that only the same thirty-odd people bother to comment, or add a ‘like.’
But we don’t blog for views, comments, or likes, do we?
Unfortunately, the irresistible stats page always draws me in. This is more relevant (to me) when I have published a post that I really enjoyed myself, and believed that it would appeal to many others too. Tonight, I was intrigued by the subject of averages. Some of the blogs I follow have had over 400,000 views in much the same time that I have been blogging. Staggering figures indeed, and well done to them for achieving such results. I felt prompted to look in detail at my figures for this blog.
In 44 months of blogging, I have been happy to have enjoyed 52,000 views. When I started out, I imagined this figure would be in the hundreds. So tens of thousands is something heartwarming to me, and I feel very satisfied. I worked out the figures. (With a calculator) 1338 days, into 52,000 views. Have you got it yet? It is just about 39 per day, less than I had hoped, but a fair average. So it would seem that my target of fifty views a day is not being met. One day might see 120, another 25. I have learned to appreciate the law of averages.
I didn’t do the same thing with comments, as half of them are my replies.
Sometimes, I wish that the stats were not published. But I understand why they are.