For those who do not blog here at WordPress, statistics or “stats” may seem a boring subject. Mmm, not so much here at Chasing Rabbit Holes. Elby, That Cat says stats are catnip to his senses. Ella barks in sharp, noisome agreement. Me? I just beam when I see a sudden spurt of growth in interest of what we write here. At this moment in time, we just passed the 18,000 view mark! That means that this site, since December 2012, has grown to the point where there have been 18,075 views, visits, if you will. Today, we may pass the 5,500 mark for comments (we’re at 5,492 comments). In fairness, I think they count my responses in that tally, so make of that what you will. I am delighted that I am very close to having 500 followers (448!).
One of my favorite past-times is to see which posts have garnered attention. As always, the Champion Bohemian Kick boxer meets U.S. Marine still flourishes with 684 views. However, it got beat out by I just wanna see you be brave with 1,304 views! Red Rocket Shoes to Make You Fly! comes in at 233. It is impossible to know what will catch a reader’s attention, so I’ve always written what is in my heart, on my mind, and left it to my readers to determine their interest.
What I do love though (in quasi-secrecy) is to look over the day’s list of posts viewed and to spot a title I don’t remember. Since December 2012, I have written over 420 posts, so the odds are high I’ll forget one or two…. grin. Yesterday, the Useless Box popped up. I had no idea why I’d write something about a useless box. Laughter, I do now. Pretty cute!
The Teddy Bear one still gets attention (124 views). And this one about Perfect in its Imperfection was a huge hit at the time, but few see it these days. There are 420 of these children of mine and each means a great deal to me. At the time I wrote them, I was putting my heart and mind on display and oftentimes, that took courage and guts to do so.
Thank you to all of you that have come and read once, twice or every day. Without you, it would be the sound of one hand clapping. You are dearly appreciated. Thank you.