Wandering Thoughts

October 5, 2008

Wandering Stats

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 12:33 pm

Would you think less of me if I confessed to following my blog stats?

I guess I deserve it, but I’m completely perplexed by them.

Why do they fluctuate so much?

The peaks and troughs seem to vaguely follow my posting activity; does this mean that most of the people who read this blog get the heads up from RSS feeds?

Or are there certain days of the week when people read blogs more often?

Maybe it’s all just spam-bots and crawlers, but WordPress’s stats are meant not to count these. And, anyway, why would the number of web crawlies change on any given day?


Perplexed of Vanityblogville



  1. Your blog name is on my blog roll and my settings there mean I know when anyone has made a new post, so I can check it out.

    But people will also visit again in a seeming random fashion for any number of reasons – maybe they didn’t have time when they first saw a post, maybe they think of a comment later, or come back to see if there has been a comment or a reply, or to check out some of your links :-)

    Comment by PC — October 5, 2008 @ 7:54 pm

  2. Feed reader. And also agree with PC’s other explanations.


    Comment by Nikki — October 6, 2008 @ 8:34 am

  3. Thanks PC and Nikki. Interestingly, PC, I had six referrals from your site yesterday, so that cool widgit in your side bar is upping my readership (or at least glancership). Thanks!

    Comment by terence — October 6, 2008 @ 6:50 pm

  4. Having read your post on stats I got the bug and had a closer look at mine – I had never obsessed over such things before, and in a way I wish hadn’t started looking into it… I was surprised that the Tabby has more butterflies landing on it than the ones I knew about. I’m lucky too, to be included on a couple of other blogrolls. If “lucky” is the word, when you finally realise that people you’ve never met are reading your diary!

    Comment by PC — October 7, 2008 @ 2:09 pm

  5. oh yeah – blog stats are kindof addictive. I’m always chuffed to find myself on other people’s blogrolls. The seminonimity of my blog reduces somewhat the ‘others reading my diary factor’…

    Comment by terence — October 7, 2008 @ 7:06 pm

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