It’s easy, if you have a blog, to get caught up in your stats. How many people are reading? What are they reading?
WordPress makes it easy to track all this, and even includes a little thing on the analytics dashboard that tells you where people are reading from (I get a surprising number of overseas readers), and what websites referred them.
(And yes, I check — several times a day — to see if anyone out there is paying attention. Those of you middle-aged married people with teenage children will understand. No one at home pays much attention, after all.)
Sometimes people find me through a Google search, and it’s always interesting to note what search terms got them to me. Today two people found Pushing on a Rope by typing in “funny workout pictures.”
I don’t really know what to say about that.
Did they look at the post that went with this picture?
Or this one?
And if I should ever happen to meet these readers what should I say?
Thank you for gawking?
Were my photos funny enough for you?
If you liked my funny workout pictures, you’ll love the photos of me gap-toothed and rocking ’70s fashions?
All of this is doubly funny for me, having had a Tweet yesterday from a former editor who let me (and all her Twitter followers) know that she recently unearthed a photo of me wearing a Groucho Marx nose and glasses.
Despite my entreaties, she will not take a match to said snapshot. No matter. That photo will likely not make an appearance here.
Please, don’t get me wrong: I’ll take all readers.
I hope they leave my little blog with whatever kind of laugh they came for.