Blog views

I’ve been blogging for about a month, and I really enjoy writing and the discipline it takes to sit down to start it. I have also really enjoyed the feedback I’ve received so far from those who have read my blogs. Some very nice things have been said about this blog, and articles reposted by friends with hundreds of Facebook or Twitter contacts, generating lots of activity.

The only problem now is, I’ve become a bit obsessed with the number of views I get! I liked what I saw when I watched the numbers climb, after one friend re-posted Trooping the Colour on an armed forces website!

I was a little bit like this with Facebook and Twitter when I first started using those. It’s not all about the numbers, I keep telling myself, as I wonder how it is that I have 400+ Twitter followers, and my daughter has a thousand! How? What’s different?

Ultimately of course, it doesn’t matter one way or the other. I write because I enjoy doing so, and find it stimulating to do. It doesn’t matter if it’s not tip top quality, although I’d like it to be. For me, if I write something, and someone else comes across it and gets something from it, I’m happy with that.

So whilst I try not to make it about the views or the number of followers my blog has (and I’m grateful to my 10 followers for doing so!), I can’t help but get a slight buzz when I hit ‘Publish‘ as I wait to see what happens next (or not). Here goes…

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I blame WordPress for the amazing analytics tools they provide!


© Richard Debonnaire

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