Why do you blog, you statwhore?
This was what I asked myself today morning.
I woke up and found myself checking my blog stats. I did not think twice, I did it on an impulse.
And so I thought, why?
Am I more concerned with traffic to my blog than the content I publish here? Sure, stats are important, they let you know where your visitors are from, what kind of posts get more traction. But these are useful metrics only if you’re a publishing house or a media company.
But for a personal blog posting thoughts and observations, what is the use of stats?
Why do I blog? To share my thoughts, with no one in particular. It’s my piece of the Web. I do not need stats or other metrics. All I need to do is post quality thoughts here everyday.
But a little self-evaluation later, I found that I joined NaBloPoMo to drive more traffic; if I posted daily, maybe I would have more visitors. Spoken like a true hypocrite. So, starting today, I will no longer check my stats; I shall only focus on making this blog the most accurate representation of my thoughts and my intellectual life.