My name is Jim, and I look at my WordPress stats way too much. Part of the problem is that I have the WP app on my phone, and it is just so easy to check my stats when I've got a few free seconds. And it seems like I've got way too many "a … Continue reading Day One of WordPress Stats Detox Completed…
As many of you know, I check my WordPress stats way too often. One of the stats I check is the number of followers, which is a fairly public stat that other WordPress users can see. Yesterday, I hit somewhat of a milestone when the number of followers reached 900. I wasn't going to mention … Continue reading Was It Something I Said?
Who doesn't like a good 1-800 number, especially one that is easy to remember? Here are a few that I like: 800-ASK-BLUE (this is for Independence Blue Cross, the Philly-based licensee of Blue Cross) 800-DOG-POOP (a service that cleans up the dog poop in your yard) 800-JUNK-USA (a junk removal service) 800-GOT-JUNK (a junk removal … Continue reading Is This the Best 800 Number?
My view count is running behind schedule this week. I am on a streak of 10 straight weeks with at least 3,000 views per week. That averages out to about 429 views per day. Currently, it looks like I will end today with slightly less than 1,600 views so far this week, which mean for … Continue reading This Blog Post Needs to Get a Lot of Views. Feel Free to Click, Like, and Leave…
It was just a couple of weeks ago that I wrote a blog post asking what was with people and tires. My most popular blog post of all time was one I wrote in June of 2018: “And the World’s Largest Tire Manufacturer Is… Drumroll Please…“ I didn't think there was anything particularly special about … Continue reading Why Reddit Is My New Best Friend
One of the benefits of having owned a gym for a few years was that when I decided to close it down in 2010, I was able to take some of the equipment home with me. One of the pieces I kept was a Life Fitness recumbent bike. I'd been an avid user of such … Continue reading This Was Worse Than If My WordPress Stats Stopped Working
I would think when most people go to Google for help, they are searching for things like "Mexican restaurants near me", or "10-day weather forecast for New York", or "who's that really clever blogger that has blather in his blog name". But then there are whole subcultures out there using much narrower search queries, and … Continue reading What’s with People and Tires?
This is my first attempt at writing a limerick, at least one that isn't crude. I'll thank the wonderful poet, Brad, for encouraging me to try some poetry on occasion; I think three-line haikus and five-line limericks are about as far as I'll wander into the world of poetry. I don't want to defile such … Continue reading A Limerick About Blogging (and Stats)
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 … Continue reading A Surprising, but Practical Use for WordPress Stats