Do you ever check your blog stats? I try not to get caught up in that trap, because I know that writing a personal blog isn't about popularity and numbers. But sometimes I'm curious.
So recently I looked at my blog stats and in particular at my most popular posts - in terms of page views. Hmm. The statistics really surprised me.
I've written 1050 posts, and the most viewed post of my blog was just last summer, when I wrote about our trip to Myrtle Beach. Really?? I didn't write a single thing about stitching and there's not a even one photo of stitching, but it had 2214 hits. I think the lesson is: If you want lots of hits on a post, just write Myrtle Beach in the title. Maybe the term "Flying Cloud" got hits from Airstream enthusiasts, too?
The second most popular post I've ever written was under 30 words and posted on January 23, 2011 when the Steelers were in a playoff game. I also added a photo of a Terrible Towel. That had 878 views, which seems measly when compared 2,214, but still....
So if I'm ever feeling unloved in the blog world, I'll write a post and title it: "Driving the Airstream Flying Cloud Trailer to Myrtle Beach While Waving the Steelers' Terrible Towel".