A beggar for readers…..

I’ve become a beggar for readers.  An addict.  Hold on, hold on….I said HOLD ON! I have to check my stats again.  This is insane!  What is wrong with me? Shhhhhhh…..that was rhetorical.  I don’t want to know the answer.

Oh no!  I gained 3 new followers but lost one.  Hold on, maybe the stats changed in the last 30 seconds.  Oh yes!  Someone I never heard of likes one of my posts. I’m going to go check their page because they like me.

This is what I have become.  A beggar for readers.

About Barb Knowles

The things that are important to me are family, friends, teaching, writing, languages and using my sense of humor to navigate this crazy world. Please join me on this blogging adventure...
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44 Responses to A beggar for readers…..

  1. Paul says:

    Looks like you got a math problem on your hands…er website!
    Q: If Barb gains 3 followers, but loses 1, how many followers does Barb have?
    A: Not enough (Answers may vary)

    Liked by 3 people

  2. A stats intervention may be needed. “Barb, you stats checking has effected me in the following way. . . “

    Liked by 3 people

  3. jan says:

    I think having a few good readers is better than having a lot of readers who pop on your blog just so you’ll follow back.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Glazed says:

    I’ve heard that 1 in 2 bloggers are obsessed with their stats, while 3 out of 4 of the non-obsessed do tend to worry a bit about them.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I’m the same way! Constantly checking my stats but I guess I want other’s to read my post simply because I put so much effort into my passion.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. peckapalooza says:

    I’ve been doing the same thing. I said I wouldn’t… but I lied to myself. And everyone who read my post saying that I wasn’t gonna care about the stats anymore.

    Liked by 3 people

  7. George says:

    Just another addiction….chocolate or stats, take your pick…:)

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Oy, I do my best not to look at those. Because only madness lies in those numbers. Luckily it’s only e-garden variety rage, not proper insanity.Though that might make for better blog posts…

    I have noticed my number of followers flatline, right after I lost about 500 at once, for at least the second time. I assume they were bots, but still….they were MY bots! If they come back, I’ll share them with you.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Barb Knowles says:

      lol That’s okay…I’m assuming that people who click like on a post actually like them. If they read others, then so much the better. Sorry…I have to go check my states.

      Liked by 1 person

      • I feel it’s poor wordpress etiquette to voice these two questions, but:
        1. Is it better to have people read a post, or to get a like on it?
        2. What about when someone likes about seven posts in one minute? My posts aren’t that short. Reading them all beforehand and then clicking through all at once? Or phony readers? Is that bad?

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  9. Barb Knowles says:

    Or how about getting 5 likes and no visitors? “Clear your desks, we’re having a quiz.”

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Janice Wald says:

    Hi,
    The dialogue here amused me. You turned blogging into a math problem. You have a supportive community here. I’m glad. Thanks for visiting my site this weekend. I’m glad you liked my post about the freebies.
    Janice

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  11. Ellen Hawley says:

    When I caught myself re-checking yesterday’s stats, I knew I’d gone over the edge. They’re yesterday’s. They won’t have changed….

    Liked by 3 people

  12. Suri says:

    Hahaha.. I guess it’s just human nature; to go & check out who listens to you & who doesn’t!
    I admit that I keep a constant tab on the stats but that’s just because I want my voice to be heard. Or else, as you said it, we would be better off writing in a journal instead. 🙂
    By the way, you have an awesome blog!

    Liked by 1 person

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