I don’t normally check the blog stats during the day. I might glimpse at it if I posted late at night–secretly hoping that there aren’t too many comments about my poor grammar–I am an ESL teacher after all.
Today, during one of my breaks, after I finished playing words with friends, I took a quick peak at my stats. I had written the post when I should already have been asleep, and didn’t have a lot of confidence in it. I was surprised (and confuse) because I had gotten so many views that morning. On a good day my blog gets about 60. On an average day, that number hovers closer to 50. Days when I don’t write are even lower. On this day, however, the number was over 200.
Of course I was quite happy with this statistic, but I wondered how that could be. I hadn’t posted any salacious pictures. I hadn’t engaged in any extreme political debates. I hadn’t even written anything that could be considered even mildly controversial.
I scrolled down to see where the views were coming from. I expected a bunch of countries, but I found only one. Someone from the UK spent a considerable amount of time looking at my posts. They had obviously been interested in my cycling holidays as those posts were viewed a few times. The viewer or viewers did not post any comments, and no search engine data was confirmed. I was rather curious.
Of course, I also worried that this was some kind of mistake. I worried that something was totally wrong in the blogverse. Realizing that this negative mindset needed to be overcome, I decided to feel pretty good about my luck. Then when I had more time to think about it, I reaffirmed that it was a nice boost for me on a pretty humdrum day.