Yesterday, a WordPress notification popped up on my phone:
Yay! That’s so cool!
I don’t really pay a huge amount of attention to my blog stats. I’m not trying to monetise my blog so, while I’m happy people read it, if they don’t that’s not something I need to worry about. Rather, I use my blog as a sort of combination between a diary and a place to put down thoughts that have been nagging at me (although if you’re reading this and would like to pay me to write something I am all ears).
Obviously, whenever I get an email saying someone new has followed my blog I do think, “Oh, that’s nice.” And then I feel smug for the next ten minutes or so. Other than that, I’m aware that sometimes there are spikes in traffic and sometimes there are lulls. On occasion I even know what has driven a spike, but usually it’s a mystery.
Incidentally, I’m also coming up towards the point where I will have been posting for a year. Those of you who regularly drop by will have noticed that posts aren’t quite daily at the moment – other things are taking priority – but maybe they will be again in the future. It kind of depends on what ends up working the most smoothly but with a full time job and a few more kinks to smooth out in my thesis and the planned move and a month that has just ended up being generally busy, it can sometimes be hard to find time to write here.
So, if you follow my blog, thank you. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it. If you don’t follow my blog, look at all these amazing people who do! Don’t you want to be a part of that crowd? I bet you do…