Excuse me, but your stats are showing…

A few weeks ago, I submitted a potential article to another website. They replied back today with a kind tone and compliments to my writing style– but said they were currently only considering bloggers whose statistics they could see.

This isn’t the first time someone has asked to see my blog stats. When I signed up for a site that sends you free e-books just for reviewing, they asked (upon signup) for each blogger to turn on their stats. They needed to see that each blogger had at least 500 readers before sending them free e-books.

The promise of a free book is pretty much the best Rarasaur bait, so I bit– and turned my stats on just long enough to be approved.

Now, I don’t hide my page views and followers for any privacy reasons.  I’m an open book.

My favorite types of panties? Ones with personality.  First actor I would bring back to life if I could reanimate life with a simple whistle? Jimmy Stewart.

I also don’t mind showing you guys my site statistics, especially in a context where it might help elucidate a thought.

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On an Internet Walkabout, I noticed a few people concerned that showing site statistics would scare away new readers.  I don’t see how this is the case, or if it is the case, how it would matter.  If someone doesn’t want to read my blog– or only wants to read my blog– because they think I’m a small bean or a big shot, why would I want them around?

Those types of readers would totally harsh my mellow, dude.

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I don’t show my total tally of readers and page views because of other reasons:

1.  It takes up precious real estate on my sidebar, with little potential result.

Every small area of space on my sidebar is important.  It gives a reader a quick glance into the essence of what they will find here, and it directs the show a bit.  It tells the reader what to be concerned with and what buttons to push.  How many readers I have does not inspire action, readership, or community– so it’s not worth the space.

I always compare web architecture to real architecture.  Would you have a door that goes nowhere in a house?

Only if that was your gimmick.  Otherwise, it’d be a real waste of space.

2.  They’re meaningless without full context.

I don’t mean to be a cynicalasaurus, but I have a good deal of experience with third party stat counters.  Most let you start the count wherever you want, or set the number however high you’d like it to go.  WordPress stats are more legit, but still not finely-tuned machines of perfection.   For example, WordPress “follow stats” reflect a tally of various social websites.– which means my Twitter followers (who, as far as I know, are all following me on WordPress) are double counted.  Someone like my little sister who has roughly a gazillion friends on Facebook would immediately look like an All Star blogger before writing a single post.

On top of that, they’re still easy to fake.

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So, did I miss a really good reason for showing (or not showing) your blog statistics? Which actor of the past would you bring back to life if you could?  Do you miss Pauly Shore?  Did my lack of a #3 reason bother you as much as it bothered me?

[Oh, and these were all questions asked anonymously in my Riddled Rara post– why don’t you show your total readers? (see above) what do you miss most about the 90’s? (Pauly Shore) what are your favorite types of panties? (see above) which actor would you bring back to life (see above)  There’s always room for more questions.  Ask away!]

127 Comments

  1. :)..Keep writing Rara..That’s more important..and we’ll keep reading without seeing any stat..Only content attracts readers 🙂 beautiful post , of corse.

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  2. You’re absolutely right. I have a lot of “friends” on FB, many of whom are just people who play the same games I do … and they get counted double in one place (2600 and something), once someplace else. The only numbers I trust are the actualy WP followers and the comment followers, though these are probably a subset of WP followers. You are the only person I’ve seen with more published posts than me. I’m trying to whittle the number down by deleting old reblogs, but it’s a drop in the old bucket. The number of posts, number of WP followers and total hit count are the only stats I have any faith are “real.”

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    1. Even the total hit count plays out a little differently if you use google analytics. 🙂 I do love stats for what they can tell us how best to post– time, topics, etc. I also like to see where traffic comes from– and I like the individual post stats so I can see readership patterns, but to have them on the sidebar all the time seems like a confusing bit of information. 🙂

      I’ve never done a re-blog! Though I often do “Click here and go see this” posts… I’ve been thinking about whether or not to flag those in some way so I can review them periodically… a lot of the blogs I’ve referenced don’t even exist anymore…

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  3. There’s a site that sends you free e-books? I might, might show my stats for that one. I’m cheap that way. I used to show my followers, but then I would get antsy going – hey, do I have one less follower than earlier? Or one more? Or five more? Or ten less? Wait, wtf, how many do I have? I know that’s less than last time. And so forth. With them turned off, I don’t know as easily. I have to actually look on my stats page which takes a little extra effort at least.

    What’s especially amusing is that I deactivated both my facebook and twitter accounts ages ago but they still count the stats as if I were on there all the time still. Weird. Also, we all look pretty good now that the spambots have started following us. I love my little spambots. They’re so cute.

    Seeing thousands of followers on a blog does make me shrink up just a teensy bit when I first see it. Like ZOMG I am a teeny, teeny little fish here, huh? Then I usually forget about it, because a lot of bloggers with many followers (like you) don’t act all high and mighty about it. The ones that do (like the ones who never answer comments cause like they’re so good) I don’t bother with.

    Crap this is a long comment, as usual. I would bring back Jimmy too. I ADORE Jimmy. If I had to choose someone else – this is hard. Carey Grant for sex appeal and Kate Hepburn cause she’s freaking bad-ass. Okay I’ll stop nows.

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    1. You only get the free e-books if you review them. If you don’t turn in the reviews and send the links where they’ve been published, they won’t keep giving you books. Right now, I’m up to my butt in books I have to read and review … My craving for books has greatly exceeded even my ability to read faster than a speeding bullet. I don’t even dare get any more books until I finish at least a dozen of the ones I already have. Be careful what you wish for!!

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    2. I have a few new adorable spambots, too. They’re quite friendly. Truthfully, though, I think it has to do with the export/import function that I wished for, as well as the suggested sites on the side of the reader. I followed like 200 more people this week just by clicking that button like a maniac. Something about “All your friends are reading this guy” (or whatever they say) was just too compelling to turn away from. I’m thinking a lot of the seemingly senseless follows from legit (if new) bloggers who didn’t even visit were probably the same circumstance.

      Yayyyy for someone who loves Jimmy, too!! Carey Grant and Kate Hepburn would be phenomenal too. They were just so vivid!

      Marilyn is right… you have to review before you get more, and the books aren’t infinite or pop novels… they’re indie authors and indie pub companies. Some are great, but it can get overwhelming! 😀

      Oh, and this part is only because I feel like you might enjoy the fun/creepiness of this… but I typed WordPress (only the W capitalized ) in my post, and it shows up WordPress. Not in my post… just in the actual post. *whispers* They’re watching.

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    1. Aww, Heath Ledger. I loved him. Good pick! #3 was going to be that I feel like it isn’t professional… because most business sites and established sites don’t use stats. But then I thought, blogging is a whole different game. You really can’t compare it to Microsoft’s website. So then I just deleted #3, racked my brain for a new one… and … decided to go with 2. It looks so lopsided, though, haha! 🙂

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      1. I honestly wasn’t a fan before The Dark Knight. His performance in that movie mesmerized me. Still to this day. Odd numbers are so much better. lol

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        1. Ah, I was a Ledger groupie since the beginning… 4 Feathers, 10 things I hate about you, and even a Knights Tale… although I agree that the Dark Knight was his crowning role. 🙂 Yay for odd numbers!

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  4. Redux: Number 2 is sufficiently compelling you don’t need another reason. You don’t even need number 1. I include stats because I too do book and sometimes other reviews, but I am aware of what they really mean … and more importantly, what they really DON’T mean.

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    1. 🙂 Yes, I think if I seriously wanted to do reviews and work with other sites, I should get used to the stats being available. It makes sense that they need some sort of metric, even if it’s not a foolproof one. But you’re right about the importance of not forgetting what they don’t really mean. 😀

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    1. Oh but your stats page DOES has useful information. Maybe not useful information to your readers– but to you. It can guide you on what to tag things so people can find you, and what time of day is best for your readers… and the areas of knowledge where you have info that people really want to know. 🙂 But yep, none of that really matters to your readers. We just like that you write at all. 😀

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  5. I did a whimsical post on the stats bar. In essence though it doesn’t mean a damn thing. I know I have followers, I know I have readers, I know I have some followers that don’t read (no make that many). I have followers that hit the like button 30 seconds after I post a full page written post…hmmm quick readers? You are doing an excellent job and sometimes it’s difficult to pop around to everyone that we follow to read, or sometimes what we post can be boring to others and I’m ok with that too. We are who we are, we do what we do, regardless of the little blue bar going up and down. Who would I bring back hmmm Bette Davis, Heath Ledger, Paul Newman, Andy Whitfield to name a few. # 3 ..nah not necessary 🙂 x

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    1. Whoa! I just got lost. 🙂 When I clicked your name, it took me to your old blog, which said to follow you at Ramblings, so I clicked that– but it went to your book page. Luckily I have your blog name memorized, haha! 😀 You should fix it so people who read your wise comments can seek you out easily! 🙂

      I just read your poem on it, loved it!

      Yes, I agree, I follow many a people to read just a portion of what they post. So I understand that some people happily skip my batman posts, or poetry, or blog-geek posts, and some seek them out. It’s part of the reasons our stats can look so strange. 😀

      I love that the lack of #3 didn’t phase you. 😀

      Bette Davis, Paul Newman, Heath Ledger, and Andy Whitfield would all be fantastic. 🙂 Good choices. 🙂

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        1. It’s auto linked to your primary blog… so you go to… Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to Account Details. Then scroll down to where it says ‘Primary Blog‘, which is a drop down where you should be able to select the new Ramblings blog as your primary wordpress.com blog. Then save! 🙂

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  6. Good for you! I agree with your reasons for not showing stats. I don’t show them because I don’t track them myself. After seeing yours, I checked and I have less than a quarter of your followers (after over three years of blogging.) Bummer….no free e-books for me!

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    1. Well, actually, I think getting free e-books is as simple as asking for them in a post or in comments. Especially if you’re willing to review them! 😀

      You’ve been blogging for 3 years?? Now that’s a number that instantly impresses me. I haven’t even been at it a year and I’ve seen so many blogs just disappear, it makes me nervous that I’ll just run out of things to say in the same way… I’d love to see what the average lifespan of a blog is…

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  7. I’m not a stats fan. I don’t blog for competition and getting heaps of readers and reassuring numbers, I blog because I love writing, and and reading about other people’s experiences. The number of real followers is probably much lower than the number WP gives me, and I really don’t give a monkey’s uncle: the ones who are there and comment regularly are the important ones.

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    1. Well …I’ve found that paying attention to my stats page can be the key to finding those receptive, interactive readers who add value to my writings. I don’t pay too much attention to the specific numbers, though, mostly just how they interact. If I have 10,000 followers and 10,000 pageviews…. that tells me something. Not sure what, but something. 🙂 Since the numbers are only meaningful if you know ALL of them, I’m never sure on the point of showing pageviews and follows alone. It’s like saying, “I have a car you might want to buy. It’s blue.” Not enough information, statbar widget, not enough information! 🙂

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  8. I admire your humble-ness, Rara. 😛
    Like everyone is saying, it’s the writing that matters.
    I’d bring back Brandon Lee. I almost cry every time someone mentions his name. & I miss “T.G.I.F”‘s cheesiness from the 90s. (I’m really dating myself here.) Oh yeah & “Snick” on Nickelodeon. I was such a cornball for loving that stuff.

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    1. Oh, Brandon Lee! Excellent choice. I also loved TGIF. I’m pretty excited for Girl Meets World, even if it is epically messed up. 🙂 And Snick was great!! 🙂 I’m happy that more and more of those Nick & TGIF shows are showing up in re-runs and being re-released on DVDs. 🙂

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  9. “So, did I miss a really good reason for showing (or not showing) your blog statistics?”
    Nope, there was enough info there for me to draw my own conclusions (none of which have little heart shapes instead of dots over the “i’s” and “j’s”).

    “Which actor of the past would you bring back to life if you could?”
    Jack Nance. David Lynch movies just aren’t as good without him.

    “Do you miss Pauly Shore?”
    Not as much as I miss George Carlin.

    “Did my lack of a #3 reason bother you as much as it bothered me?”
    Not really. I might have added a snarky comment about how numbers-over-content philosophy is not as distantly related to male compensation issues as some might think.

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    1. Aww, little heart shapes over i’s and j’s are adorable. Though I prefer stars. 🙂 I also miss Jack Nance, but even a less-good David Lynch is still pretty awesome. I miss Pauly Shore in a “aww, he’s still around but people outgrew him” sort of way… I miss George Carlin in a “I can’t believe I’ll never see him again” sort of way.

      I don’t do snark nearly so well as others, so I leave those thoughts to the experts, haha! 🙂

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  10. I had to turn on my stats to get free books for reviews also, but it only shows up as a little line in my margin so I didn’t much care. You have much higher stats than I have so I don’t think you should have any problems. Who did you apply to?

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    1. 🙂 Nah, I didn’t have any problems… I just wasn’t sure what the point was. Like I mentioned in the post, the number of followers doesn’t necessarily indicate readers. I understand that they need a metric to see where someone is at a bloggin’ level, but it just seems like a poor one to use. 🙂

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  11. Thanks for the follow. I’ve just read your above post and you have confirmed my suspicions about likers etc. I don’t do facebook for that reason – I have plenty of real friends that I actually SEE. WordPress is slightly diferent – I follow only the blogs I am likely to read regularly and I am beginning to see a pattern to the bloggers who visit my site regularly, too. They are my true followers and are becoming cyber friends – we obviously have something in common to enjoy each other’s writing. I’m not interested in inflating my apparent reader count – only pleased that more and more people seem to enjoy what I’m writing about. You make some very valid and sensible observations – thank you!

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    1. Thanks, Jenny. 🙂 I like to think I’m sensible, but sometimes I’m just thinking out an idea! 🙂 I love the pattern that develops in a blog’s readership– it’s one of my favorite things about blogging. I see a reflection of myself in my readers– how cool is that?! 🙂

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  12. Dunno that all Twitter floowers count doble, because most who follow me over there don’t appear to follw me according to WordPress.
    As for putting readers off? Who knows? Either they say ‘Must be owrth a shot,’ or say ‘Nope.’ I don’t think stats have any influence at all. However, I flat out refuse to be too impressed by Follows from sites that show they follw 2000 Tweeters or Bloggers. I don’t care waht anyone says, they can’t keep track of you in that hail of info. Ditto your sister’s gazillion friends. She can’t possibly keep track.

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    1. Oh no, I know that some people have totally different twitter followers. I just meant that MINE count double since I think all my twitter followers are Pressers.

      I follow over a 1000 blogs and keep track just fine– come on, quiz me on you. If you wrote about it, I bet I know it. I know much more about tricycling, zebras, and water than I did before I found you, haha. 😀 I think if I didn’t have a full time job, plus a freelance job, plus a hubby and two cats… I could follow 2 or 3 times that amount just fine. Who knows?

      I agree that stats probably don’t affect a reader either way– and anyone who is affected by stats is probably not a reader you want to have. 🙂

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      1. That’s impressive. But I really don’t have the time to do that. As well as my blog I’m still in the thick of my second novel, the short stories for EtherBooks, a couple of pieces for various competions, a short stageplay, and my autobigraphy/memoire.. I also have to find time to fit in some reading, catching up on the books I buy and then don’t get round to reading.
        You’re right though. If they’re put off, then they may not be the readers I want. Having said that, my blog is irreverent, non PC sometimes, and mainly very lihgt hearted, albeit with frequent serious points I’m making. Yet some of my more avid fillowers are very serious indeed in what they blog.
        As you say, you never can tell.

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  13. Honestly, I didn’t even know there was a “show stats” option until now. Knowledge is power! *cue evil laugh*
    In the ’90s, I wasn’t even five years old. I don’t remember them much. So, I don’t have an answer.
    As for actors, I would say Charlie Chaplin. Amazing man.
    And your lack of #3 didn’t bother me until you mentioned it. Now it’s needling at me. haha
    Keep rawring!

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    1. Only 5? So young! 🙂 I was between 6 and 16 in the 90’s. Yep, you can show your stats by messing with your widgets on your widget page. 😀

      Charlie Chaplin was awesome! 🙂 His style would be super popular right now. 😀

      Sorry to needle you with my invisible #3, haha! Rawr!

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  14. Michael Landon, just because I love Little House On The Prairie and Highway To Heaven. And Jimmy Stewart, classic and classy man, we need more like him.

    I don’t show stats because …. I don’t know. Didn’t think there was a reason to. Never gave it any thought.

    No #3? Shoot, now I have to go back and see what the order was for 1 and 2….

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    1. Hurrah for another Jimmy Stewart fan! 🙂 Michael Landon is also a good call. 🙂 As far as the order, I wanted to make it A and B that gives the (false) impression that there’s a sort of cohesion between the points. Ah, the complexities of a too-organized mind. 🙂

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  15. Your argument is so super strong it doesn’t need a #3 says someone who doesn’t show their stats either. Although, now that I think of it you might be able to see how many people follow the blog when you sign up. But if you wanted to write a potential number 3 just channel your inner 3-year-old, stomp your foot and say (in a whine) I don’t wanna show my stats!

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    1. I like it. From now on, I think I’ll make all my #3’s “because I want to!!” 😀 I think you can only see how many followers someone has if they have their stats visible… I think. 🙂

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      1. I think that is how it works, but I really just follow someone if I want too, I follow big blogs and then some where I am like one of two followers. To me followers does not equal awesome content. Also, how you define awesome content varies by person, so again why does it matter how many other people are following? OK, will stop now 🙂

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  16. If you’re looking for something for free, like the e-books you mentioned I can understand it, they want to see that the y will get good exposure, even if the numbers on that can be faked.

    For people like me though who are just looking for blogs they want to read then I don’t see how it is relevant.

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    1. Yep, I figure that’s the reason… I just wish there was a better, more accurate metric. 🙂 For regular readers like myself, I never even notice what it says. 🙂

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    1. http://booksneeze.com/ 😀 It’s a cool concept with cool books but it didn’t click for me– you gotta review the books before getting new ones, and the genres didn’t necessarily appeal. I tried it, admittedly, in a weird week… maybe I’ll try again soon. 😀

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        1. For booksneeze, you can review it anywhere and you only need 30 followers. For some other versions of the same idea, the ones where you need 500+, yes, you have to review it on your blog.

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  17. I loved “I don’t mean to be a cynicalasaurus” great word :0)
    A young heterosexual Rock Hudson … bring him back.

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    1. Right? I love that movie. They should have just called all his movies, “Pauly Shore [fill in blank]” since they were always about him, not about plot. Pauly Shore Learns to Farm, Pauly Shore Discovers Science, Pauly Shore Meets the Law, etc 😀

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  18. I’d show my readership numbers, but I don’t think my other followers would want me to. Either one of them.
    What do I miss most from the 90s? Being able to drive and NOT having headaches. Socially? Running around in (then) 50-year old wool in summer heat while drunks in tanks tried to run my butt over. (C’mon, that CAN’T be the first time somebody’s said that today! 😉 )
    Actor? Farrah Fawcett. Multi-media – a movie with Robert Duvall, and two Playboy spreads. At the age of 50, looking just as fine as ever. (Me, at 50, I look like I thought I would at 80 when I was 20! 😀 )

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    1. Haha, oh John. I know there’s more of two of us. 😀 I’m pretty sure ” Running around in (then) 50-year old wool in summer heat while drunks in tanks tried to run my butt over. ” is the first time anyone’s ever said that sentence at all. 😀

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  19. I like keeping track of my stats, not so much for the numbers themselves but for seeing how posting one thing can lead to people reading other things on my blog (via tags and categories), seeing what links they click on and how they found my blog in the first place. It also brings a certain satisfaction when I’ve expressed myself in some personally meaningful way and I see I’ve been “heard” in places all over the world, even if very few people reply. But that’s not stuff the basic stat widget is going to show and I’m not interested in sharing my hits and # of followers.

    What do I miss the most about the 90s? (Relative) simplicity.

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    1. Exactly, I do the same. 🙂 Stats are important, but they only have meaning in context… which is why I don’t like just page views and followers on the side bar. 😀

      Were the 90’s simpler than today? I know we had less gadgets and sites, but I remember having to call a hundred people instead of just being able to send out a quick email. Today seems easier. 😀

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      1. When I thought of the 90s my first memories were of who I was during that time, so in that sense it was a simpler time in some respects.

        Technology has brought us a lot we didn’t have twenty years ago for sure, and can simplify a lot.

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  20. Since I know you respond to all comments, this means that you have written 7,334 comments in the last 8-9 months. That is close to a thousand comments a month. That is not counting the millions of comments you make on our blogs. You need to receive a metal for this, Rara. I know you read fast, but you can only type so fast, especially on a phone. I think we need to have a day with Rara video, so we can either see your secrets of time management or how you have learned to clone yourself without letting the authorities know. You are my hero (or heroes). {{{hugs]}} Kozo

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    1. I never thought of it like that! How fun! 😀 Haha, I’m not cool enough to have clones, I’m afraid. I’m just a multi-tasker! 😀 Thanks for reading, Kozo! *hugs*

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  21. Call me crazy, but… if you had submitted your article idea to a print magazine, I’m pretty sure they would have made the yes/no decision based on (a) the quality of your work, and (b) the relevance to their readers. Why is it different on a website?? I agree with you, stats are very far from being everything. Just ask anyone with an average IQ who ended up changing the world (there are lots of them).

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    1. Exactly! 🙂 And I’ve had print locations take submissions without a problem. In fact, I’ve had online places accept my submissions without mentioning my blog at all. When I submit to places with my blog, though, I’ve noticed their curiosity about my stats. I have a problem with that. I don’t want to be published because of my numbers– that seems senseless! 😀 Thanks for your thoughts!!

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  22. I don’t share my stats either because I don’t think it has any bearing on anything to do with actually blogging. Plus, it seems braggy to me. I’ve written posts before where I shared them, but my sharing is always relevant to the post like yours.

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    1. I agree! Although I am braggier than the average dino, just randomly showing stats seems excessively so. I use them in context because mine are the only I have access to– just like the way you do, with middle finger stat days and milestones. 😀

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  23. I like your attitude. I should take mine off, but never really thought about them taking up valuable real estate. When I started, they were vitally important to me. Now I hardly look at them, but I have friends now, and I didn’t then, and I was blogging more as an experiment. I have to admit that even though my stats were nothing compared to yours, they motivated me to keep on plugging along, and I was super proud of them. As a teacher, stats govern a lot of what we do, and there are some positives about measuring how successful we are at meeting our goals. I never realized how manipulated they could be. YIKES!! Oh well, off they go from my site! 🙂

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    1. It’s a product of being raised by business people… I think of everything like a business, haha, even my hobbies! 😀 I always think, “If this distracts the reader, what’s the point?”. I do love my stats, too! My parents are teachers as well as business owners, so I get the whole metrics thing. I loved the numbers when I had 7 followers and I love them now, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that my readers need to love them too. 😀 Of course, it all comes down to what you like most! It’s your blog after all. 🙂 Thanks for reading, Marsha!

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      1. I enjoy reading your blog, Rara. Yours is one of my favorites as I have looked back over the last year of blogging, I have begun to weed through the 500 that I followed. Mostly it whittles down to about 40 or so that I follow faithfully, and of those, maybe only about 20 that I am able to get too really frequently. An interesting post to me would be how you manage getting to reading all the blogs you must read. I think new bloggers start to get overwhelmed with that after a while. BTW did you notice in my real estate, the picture you drew for me is still there? 🙂

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  24. Yeah, I’d show my stats if they went up into the hundreds, or even thousands! (I rejoice ;~) But I’m just too fatigued to keep up the kind of work that brings those numbers in. I don’t fret about numbers as it is, but I sure would if they were up for public scrutiny :s I agree with Goldie up there, they don’t have any relevance to blogging itself, so why bother?

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    1. Exactly! If they relate to my point, I of course use them, but otherwise… eh! They’re just numbers out of context. Pretty, but meaningless. 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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    1. 😀 Sometimes they actually have quite a lot of followers… Hyperbole and a Half, The Bloggess, The Oatmeal are three good examples… but often it’s just a compilation. And followers doesn’t always mean actual readers! 🙂

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  25. I just liked this post and made it 128 Likes if you’re keeping up with your stats 🙂 OMG … this had me laughing my panties off – (of course with only those with personality!) And yes, it did bother me that there weren’t 3 examples … Martha Stewart always says you should do series of things in odd numbers and I am a follower of all things MS. Good luck with your publishing efforts. You have my vote.

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    1. Panties with personality are the way to go, haha! 😀 I love MS! I’m also one of her groupies… I wonder if that’s why the lack of #3 bothered me so much! 😀

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  26. I don’t see any real point to showing my site’s statistics- I don’t think they’re *interesting* to anyone besides me, although I’m amazed sometimes at the list of countries my visitors come from. Just today, I had a visitor from Ghana, for example.

    As for Pauly Shore- his screen persona is great fun, but I’ve met the dude in real life, and it was a pretty huge letdown. I won’t harsh your mellow with the details, though.

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    1. I love the countries part, too! 😀

      I met Pauly Shore in person too… unfortunately. I just pretend I didn’t. 😉 His awesome awfulness was an important part of my 90’s experience, so I insist on remember his on screen persona. 🙂

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  27. I would totally bring Cary back! Jockey underwear are my favs. and I forgot the other questions. BUt no I dont show my stats even if they were impressive.

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    1. Well, you remembered the zombie and underwear parts… so I think that’s the most important. 😀 Cary is a great choice. I think if it was up to popular vote, he’d definitely be the first revived!

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  28. I’ve never posted or shown my blog stats. I don’t know why, just feels like they belong to me, me, me mwahahaha! Everyone get’s to see my youtube views and subscribers. I dunno though, WP stats feel a little different.

    I like keeping them to myself for now 🙂

    Thanks for sharing Rara, hope you’re keeping well!

    Rohan.

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  29. Thanks to WordPress for linking me to this blog post in an email (you know, when it links you to posts by someone who liked your own post?). Now I’m off to read the other two because those also had interesting titles. I’m not sure how I feel about showing stats yet, but I like reading different people’s opinion. Also, I learned something new — I didn’t know some people’s followers get counted twice.

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