Today I had another lazy start to the day, just laying in bed browsing through my phone.
I kept telling myself I’d get up in five minutes, but I kept pushing that deadline back, until I finally decided I would get up in time for the Palm Sunday service that was going to be streamed live at 9:00 am.
Since all I had to do get ready for mass was brush my teeth and walk downstairs, I figured I’d get out of bed at 8:50 (like I said, it was another lazy start to the day).
At 8:49 I decided to check my WordPress stats one more time before I got out of bed. As I looked at the weekly stats, something was not right. I had been estimating what my weekly total was going to be by the end of Sunday evening, and it looked like I was not going to be close to hitting that number.
I calculated how many more views I would have to get over the next 15 hours, and it seemed like it was going to be near impossible. I started wondering if I might have to resort to using a click-bait title for my blog for the day as a way to perhaps artificially boost my views.
I then decided to go back and check my daily stats to see what had happened to cause my views to be much lower than I had estimated for the week.
It was then, while looking at the daily stats, that I realized it was only Saturday!
While most people would be excited that they just picked up an extra day, especially a Saturday, I was excited because it gave me a whole extra day to hit my stats goal for the week!
And since it wasn’t Sunday, that meant I didn’t have to get out of bed right away to catch the streaming Palm Sunday mass.
But then I realized that while Sunday is a day off from exercise, Saturday is not.
So I finally dragged myself out of bed, contemplating what other practical applications there might be, besides keeping track of what day of the week it is, that I can use to justify my constant use of WordPress stats…
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