Statistically Speaking

I periodically check the stats on my blog. I don’t always understand them, but I do check them. Apparently, I hit a couple of milestones.

Thus far, my 80 posts reached the 1,500 view mark this morning and since my last brush with the statistical lady a little over a month ago, there are now 43 followers (up from 26) in 20 countries worldwide stretching from the good old U.S. of A. through Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia. Outside the USA, my words have been read in the United Kingdom (19), Canada (15), India (9) and Australia (7). Somehow I have also been read at least once in the Philippians, Netherlands, Viet Nam, Macao, Poland, Egypt, Honduras, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Malta and the United Arab Emirates. I know it’s the world wide web, but who would have thunk?

Last time is recorded the stats (Nov. 2), my “best” day was Sept. 3 with 60 views; but on Nov. 3, I hit an all-time high {for me} of 68. My average is still around 19 views per day. Traffic typically slows on weekends.

Other than my home/archive/about me clicks, the most read blog thus far has been “Beer with Jesus” with 54 visits. “Amazing Grace,” a tribute to my wife on the anniversary of her death, was second at 37, and “A Song in My Heart,” just a blog on an experiment of being positive, polled 34. Our Wednesday Writing challenge has drawn 42 visitors, and we’re up to seven regular followers {who are really, really invited to contribute. Hint. Hint.}.

Those are the stats. I don’t have anything to compare them with, so I’m not sure what real value they are. But it reminds me of the old saw, “Statistics are like loose women, they’ll tell you whatever you want to hear.”

I didn’t start this project with an eye toward statistics, but rather as an written history of my life and experiences.

As I stated in my initial blog, my comments are always filtered through the lens of Judeo-Christian values and largely based on 40 years of marriage raising five children. I still have thousands of ideas collected over the years, but sharing those ideas with strangers (who I hope will soon become friends!) is the challenge.

As then, that’s where you come in. I still need feedback. I still need suggestions. I still need constructive criticism. This is a journey we’re taking together.

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: If you’re alive and breathing, you can still become everything God has created you to be.

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About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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