I feel like I only knew about it since I became a teacher.
And I'm a big numbers guy.
That's one that was never on my radar.
I bring up Pi Day because today's post is about numbers.
I have an app that allows me to keep track of how many people are reading my blog.
It's called 'Statistics For WordPress'.
It gives me the number of people who click the links each day, and the individual posts that are clicked too.
I have no reason to believe it's inaccurate, but I also don't know how much stock to put into it.
There are certain days I can see that people have clicked through a bunch of the entries, so that seems about right, like someone catching up on what they missed.
But there are other days that the clicks seem so arbitrary that I just don't know what to think.
I can also see if people clicked over through Facebook, Twitter, or a search engine like Google. (People searched for 'brownie batter donut' almost every day since I posted that one. Someone even searched for it at 'duckin donuts'. Also, for some reason that Billy Joel video took on a second life this week and there were a lot of searches for it.)
It seems like people are reading, and for that I'm appreciative.
I've had days where I've received as little as 3 views.
But I've also had big days - more than 100 views. (It seems like when people help spread the word on social media that helps increase the hits. Todd Kramer posted about the site when I wrote about him, and there was a big spike those days.)
I have no idea how many hits should be a goal. More than 100 seems like a good number, but I think the reality right now is that very few people know this exists. Maybe another New Thing before the end of 2013 should be to talk up the site a little more to increase readership.
But know that if you've been one of the people whose click registered in my Statistics app, I really appreciate you reading. And I hope you come back.
Or not. It doesn't matter. Not like I'm counting or anything.
Ahh, just kidding. I'm counting every day.