Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Hump Day Haikus: Blogger Stats Apathy


Sometimes, I wander through the set up for my blog. Should I change things? Am I missing some important maintenance task? Can I go back and put one space after each sentence, instead of two? Should I turn off AdSense, since my entire effort put forth amounted to about two minutes of effort? Am I the ignorant step-child of the blog-o-sphere?

And then I remember...I'm on the Flipside. On the Flipside, we do what we want to do; we're the wrinkled, nearly retired, rebellious segment of society. Oh, yeah, baby.

A Haiku Collection 
About Blogger Stats Apathy
by Cherdo

Night time geezer gal
Technology apathy
A human chill pill

Numbers from Blogger
I read them and I move on
They tell me nothing

Can I turn them off?
I am wasting someone's time
Because I don't care

Lazy blogger girl
Statistical anti-nerd
No purpose, I moan.

The years have changed me
I put the "soft" in "software."
(Changed? One syllable?)

Midnight has passed
Tackle questions tomorrow
Mysteries will wait

I just like to play
And I'm not the only one
(Of course, I mean YOU)



36 comments:

  1. Stats? I don't need no stinkin' stats. Anyway, most of the hits I get are me checking to see if I've had any hits.

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    1. That's how I feel, ha ha. But every time I'm on the dashboard, I get this "oh...I should care about this somehow" feeling.

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  2. I'm more interested in the community and conversation then the stats. I changed my methodology a few months ago. I use to tweet my blog like mad. My stats were good but the audience didn't comment. I had regular readers but they weren't bloggers. Now I have less traffic but enjoy the greater feedback.
    Hey we must be around same age. Flipside, yes it explains why I'm not typical. ..at anything :)

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    1. So, you're in the perfect age zone!

      This is my third blog. I REALLY didn't care about traffic on the other two and when I was done - I was DONE and I deleted them without remorse. This has been my favorite, community-wise.

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  3. Bah, rather have quality bloggers any day then stats, especially when I get "show me that a$$" search terms and stuff lol

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    1. When I look at the search terms, I do get a laugh. So there's that...

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  4. I must admit that I look at stats to see if anyone has been reading me, Usually the day after because people post at such different times.

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    1. My approach in the past involves a whole lot of "you ought to do that" comments from friends, ha ha.

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  5. Good morning, dear Cherdo!

    You must have changed your settings to "Make it hard for devoted followers to find new posts" because this one is not in my reader. (I'm thinking Blogger refused to acknowledge your post because it's just too doggone different. :)

    Yessum, here we are, a ragtag group of misfits riding the white water rapids at Camp Blogger. Girls (and guys) just wanna have fun. We want to do it our way and we hope to find at least one person out there who gets who we are and appreciates us. I found at least one and so did you. Life is good.

    I am reminded of a TV series that Mrs. Shady and I thought was hysterical. The original title was Let's Rob Jeff Goldblum. It was changed to Let's Rob Mick Jagger and finally to Knights of Prosperity. You guessed it. The Knights were a ragtag group of misfits. They never succeeded in their plans to rob celebrities and their series was canceled in its first season but, while it lasted, they stuck together through thick and thin and I admired them for it. The female lead of Knights... you might have heard of her... was Sofía Vergara, a former Univisión actress trying to break into mainstream American television. Knights got the ax before it had a chance to find an appreciative audience. Sofia might have remained unknown to most viewers in the U.S. but she persevered. She kept doing her thing. Before long she found lots and lots of people who appreciated her unique style, the large viewing audience that tunes in every week to watch her on Modern Family, a show about a ragtag group of misfits...

    Happy Wednesday, dear friend Cherdo!

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    1. It's on the reader, bro! I checked just now. Sometimes, if it doesn't show up immediately, I have to dump my history. At this point, I have figured out the things I do wrong all the time, ha ha. The other faux pas favorite (that took me a while to figure out) had to do with the pictures - if you cut and paste, you get trouble. Yessirree, I've messed up them all!

      That's it in a nutshell...I just want to have fun. The rest of the "work" of it? Total apathy. I'm not a business, I'm a geezer with a keyboard.

      "Modern Family" is one of those things that gets on my radar because of Ed O'Neil. He is from my hometown in Ohio. Gotta keep up with the yokel guy made good, right? It would hurt his feelings if I didn't (ha ha).

      Out the door with a Gonzo errand this morning! Have a lovely day and wear the sunblock.

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  6. Numbers tell us what?
    Can you say diddly-squat?
    Oh I knew you could!

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    1. Bingo, can you dig it? (I'm glad everyone embraces my "I know I should care - but I don't" attitude about the stats.)

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  7. Data is the future. Businesses are focused on it--they want to know everything about everyone who visits their sites. Yet as a writer I've learned that numbers can drive you absolutely crazy!

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    1. I fail to latch on to what they truly tell me. I'm an idiot and if I look at posts versus numbers, it's even more confusing. Apathy...yeah, that feels right, where stats are concerned.

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  8. Cherdo...

    We, your friends LOVE your bubbling and REAL personality. That's what makes if FUN to visit your blog! Stats don't count for nothing really. It's the comments that are so much more important... At one point I was getting 3-400 hits a day and only twenty or so comments... Not very satisfying.. But, when I get 40-50 comments, it shows only a hundred or so hits... What do you thing makes me smile more?

    Keep real. That's why we visit.... Hugs!

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    1. Michael, that was the sweetest comment. Thank you. Now lean into the computer screen and I'll hug you back. <3

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  9. I'm going to admit that I actually didn't know how to check my stats until very recently. That's how much I care about my stats after blogging for 4 years. hahaha! I get very excited when I have comments and that to me is enough. Love the haikus!!

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    1. Oh, I can LOOK at them...after that, I don't do anything with that info. I always feel like it should mean something to me. It doesn't.

      Comments - that, I love. I totally agree with you.

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  10. My stats listing...
    I pause to read.
    Oh, puh-LEEZ!

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    1. Ha ha ha ...you crack me up, Diana.

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  11. Damn stats say nothing
    Comments are more important
    So says fishducky

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    1. Well, fishducky is usually right.

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  12. I rarely check my stats. They don't matter as much as comments and those I connect with here online.

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    1. I'm in total agreement. I can't even make myself care if I wanted to. Love the comments and community.

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  13. Once or twice, many moons ago, I checked out all that stat crap in my Dashboard. Then this brilliantly original philosophical thought popped into my mind: Whatever.

    Haven't gone back since. I wonder if my Stats page misses me.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. That's pretty much how I feel, ha ha. That information is wasted on me.

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  14. Does Cherdo love me?
    Stats? What stats? Don't care 'bout stats.
    Broke a nail--I care.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Of course...you made it into multiple cartoons and that is my ultimate show of affection.

      Love, Cherdo

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    2. The nail is repaired. I am happy.

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  15. Stats? What stats?? I blog for fun so I don't look at stats or even where to look:)

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  16. Kathy Ireland sprawled
    On white petals. Hepburn films.
    Stats say, "More please, Squid."

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    1. Everyone says, "More please, Squid." We love your blog.

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  17. There's tweaking with every blog but sometimes it's less about the numbers and more about the interaction. Is it better to have 200 comments and 200 visitors or 2 comments and 2000 readers? Each blogger finds their own style that works. :) that's what makes it so interesting.

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    1. I have to admit, I'm all about the comments. Thanks, Maurice!

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  18. I love the graphic you made, Cherdo! :) :)

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Thanks for your personal yada, yada, yada,
Love, Cherdo