642 views?! It’s my second best day since Christmas!

Some of you may remember, on Christmas Day (which is normally a slow day for blog activity), I got an amazing Christmas gift I could never have imagined–862 views, by far my best day ever. I remember feeling like I just won the North Carolina Education Lottery. Or that George Clooney or Robert Downey Jr. just kissed my neck.

Okay, most of that activity was due to a certain narcissistic writer sharing spamming an article I wrote called “Narcissism is a Family Disease” on Facebook, his own forums and groups on Yahoo and Google, and other social media. It was a good article and remains one of my most popular to date. The brilliant narcissistic writer liked it because there was a lot of stuff in there about him. After all, he was the reason for me writing it. It’s still a good article, I think.

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Graph showing views and visitors over the past week or so, with 642 views today (318 visitors)

But this post isn’t about that article. That was just about my Best Day Ever. I have never again been able to quite beat that record, but that’s okay. That boost was an artificial one helped along by the famous narcissistic writer, and now I’m on my own. It takes time. As a blogger, you have to be patient.

Overall though, my views have been on the increase. Growth has been pretty steady–it levels out here and there, then shoots back up again, then plateaus for awhile.

I normally average about 500 views a day now, sometimes more, sometimes less. Prior to December 25th with its whopping 862 views, 500 views would have been a fluke. Not anymore.

Today (well, really yesterday, according to the clock on my WP–I never could figure out how to reset it with the correct time), I got 642 views (318 visitors, which averages to about 2 views per visitor), and that’s my best since Christmas Day.

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Most popular “article” for 3/10/15–my own homepage/archives.

It’s odd, because by far the largest percentage of views wasn’t for a particular article, but for my “Homepage/Archive.” My most popular article of the day was 49 views for last night’s literary piece “My Final Words About This.” But still not even close to 121 views for my homepage.
That can tell me only one thing–that people are specifically Googling this blog.

This time, the unprecedented stats spike has nothing to do with a brilliant narcissistic writer’s help (which to be fair, was a big part of this blog’s early growth). Now I’m doing this on my own, and that feels fantastic.

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16 thoughts on “642 views?! It’s my second best day since Christmas!

  1. Reblogged this on galesmind and commented:
    I think it is due to your great writing. I have days like this and they totally baffle me. They are wonderful aren’t they!! We all enjoy your blog and share it away with everyone else. I am so glad you are getting the views you deserve and it has nothing to do with anyone else.

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  2. What Gale said, you are a truly awesome writer.

    I typically click on you Home page so I can quickly see your latest post. I have so many blogs and comments I’m following going to my email now that I can’t keep up. I probably need to declare email bankruptcy and start over.

    I still haven’t looked at my blog stats!! Not even once! When I accidentally hit something that takes me to my stats page I actually cover up the screen, or quickly look down at the keyboard, and click to another website.I don’t even know why I don’t want to look/can’t bring myself to look at my stats. I think I’m just really weird!!

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    • Oh, I had that problem too with my email. I finally had to set up my blog to only let me know if there was a reblog. Even the comments notifications were getting to much in email, so now I’m only informed of reblogs.

      I was terrified to view my stats at first too! Maybe not as much as you but it did make me nervous at first. I used to drea the crickets and tumbleweeds the day after pouring your heart out onto your computer screen for 3 hours — but after the first time it wasn’t as scary.

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  3. Reblogged this on Marilyn Munrow and commented:
    Hey girl. Fabulous person, fabulous posts, what more can i say. You are just fabulous. WE love your blog and we all share daily. If we can. not sure why i didnt get your latest posts in my newsfeed. But seen them now. Well done.

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