It took a lot of restraint on my part not to write about the exciting day I had two days ago with regard to my WP stats.
By 10:00 in the morning, I had more than 4,000 views. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for the huge spike; normally I’ve been getting around 500 views per day. There was no particular post that generated a large number of views; it seemed to be a combination of my Home Page (with nearly 2,900 views) and a very long tail of posts with just two views. I ended the day with 5,102 views.
One potential explanation is that a judge with a mean streak sentenced someone to read at least half my blog posts. Talk about cruel and unusual punishment.
But alas, the excitement was short-lived.
Yesterday, by 8:00 at night, my blog post was on pace for less than 300 views for the day, which would have been the lowest number of views in a couple of years. But somehow it rallied, and I managed to crack the 400 view barrier, with 401.
So both days, for different reasons, I was checking my blog stats a lot more than I usually do, which is already way too much.
I think the WP Happiness Engineers are just sitting around drinking egg nog, and seeing which one of their users would be the easiest one to drive crazy by manipulating their stats.
Needless to say, they found their victim…