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Stat Spike

Blogging keeps me humble. I can write my heart out, and maybe not even get a single comment. I can write a two sentence entry on live Olympic coverage on July 31st, and get no response, and then ten days days later it is driving my stats to new heights – two record days in a row, all because people are looking for live Olympic coverage. No comments, or few. Total hoot.

August 12, 2008 - Posted by | Blogging, Character, Customer Service, Humor, Statistics


  1. Hit count is a funny thing. I get just a few regular…and then I’ll use the word sex or spiderman and suddenly I’ll get insane stat spikes. It’s nuts.

    Comment by Nevis | August 12, 2008 | Reply

  2. Apparently using a number in your post gets those stats high. But I look at the top blogs on wordpress and think- what in hell is making people get like 2000 hits a day??? What are they doing??? Offering payoffs? lol.

    Comment by teachthemasses | August 12, 2008 | Reply

  3. I guess hit count give u the excitement to post more 😀

    Comment by Amu | August 12, 2008 | Reply

  4. Nevis – You are right, it is nuts. You just gotta laugh.

    Teacher – I didn’t know that! Use a number, hmmmm? Some of the top scoring blogs you can understand why – like I Can Has Cheezburger – they are just so funny and so fresh! Welcome to Kuwait and I look forward to hearing your stories once school starts, too! 🙂

    Amu, it would if it were at all predictable, but it is the craziest things that get the hits. My very favorite one is about female warriors – actually it was a question and then I got lots of totally fascinating answers and it continues to get a high number of hits month after month.

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 13, 2008 | Reply

  5. Just like when we used the title “Free Food” in college, when we wanted to post about something to sell or so

    It goes

    Now that I have your attention, ……….. yada yada yada

    Comment by Ansam | August 13, 2008 | Reply

  6. I get the same feeling when I write posts with no meaning and got tons of comments

    Comment by Purgatory | August 13, 2008 | Reply

  7. No kidding, Ansam! I guess it got their attention!

    Purg – You write posts with no meaning?

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 13, 2008 | Reply

  8. i only have 11 readers, so i may not exactly understand the hype of a ‘hit’. that aside, im sure u have many, MANY readers. ur blog provokes thought and is quite entertaining with all the pictures u post upf.

    Comment by Mrm | August 13, 2008 | Reply

  9. Mrm – I, too, have about 11 readers, and the rest of them pop in by accident!

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 14, 2008 | Reply

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