Posted September 26, 2010 by lauowolf in Uncategorized. Tagged: angst, blissful ignorance, graph, stats. 71 Comments
To have your stats sitting right on the dashboard page every time you go by there?
I mean, I don’t need to know I need life support here.
Why can’t I just blog in blissful ignorance?
She asks the pair of you.
(Well, not quite)
Posted by M-----l on September 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm
Don’t even talk to me about stats. I had 7 hits last Thursday. Seven!
Posted by Kzinti on September 26, 2010 at 9:35 pm
Maybe cookies would help? Or punch and pie.
Posted by buzzbase1 on September 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm
there’s a way to hide them, and i did it, but have no memory of how i stumbled on that, unfortunately…
Posted by Snowy on September 26, 2010 at 10:13 pm
Patience, dear Lauowolf. They will come. Just offer free chocolate…
Posted by lauowolf on September 26, 2010 at 10:15 pm
But that would mean, sniff, less Chocolates for me.
Posted by geologywoman on September 26, 2010 at 10:46 pm
Offer M and Ms. And save the Cadbury for yourself.
Posted by Hangaku Gozen on September 26, 2010 at 10:21 pm
Yeah, but every time I post photos of food and chickens, my stats go up. ‘Way high up.
So the key must be to appeal to people’s hunger and desire for cute chicken photos.
Posted by geologywoman on September 26, 2010 at 10:45 pm
LOL – works for me. (I am a pig)
Posted by Rima on September 27, 2010 at 3:07 am
hehehehe this is the best answer because of that i post alot of photos like that “FOOD” to make my blog more popular 😀
Posted by geologywoman on September 28, 2010 at 12:28 am
Yep. If it’s pie, I’m going to read and look.
I agree. It’s like if I weighed myself every morning. Or knew how many grey hairs I have. No thanks.
Posted by deecrowseer on September 27, 2010 at 12:04 am
I am a little obsessed with my stats, I admit… it’s probably not a good idea to get hung up on these things, but I’m hoping that Google hasn’t actually started including us all yet (apparently it takes 4 to 6 weeks), because I’d be a little disappointed if I’d already hit my peak/plateau, hits-wise. Wouldn’t stop me posting, of course, but it would make my green eyes blue.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 12:45 am
There you are!
You had slipped through the cracks.
I’ve gone through various lists and vox stuff twice, and I’m still finding people.
Either I typed in your addie wrong, or there was a glitch, but you didn’t get onto may list.
Posted by geologywoman on September 28, 2010 at 12:29 am
Are you the Welsh dude?
Posted by drude on September 27, 2010 at 4:45 am
I don’t think the stats count when we’re just reeding through the blog-surfer or read subscriptions thingy pages… at least the counter I had over on vox didn’t. So you prolly have many more hits than what it shows!!!
Posted by Ruth on September 27, 2010 at 4:49 am
Stats lie…just ask any statistician. Besides, its the QUALITY, not the QUANTITY, that matters!! 🙂
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 10:10 am
True, that, and on those grounds my blog must be total win.
Posted by lauriewritesablog on September 27, 2010 at 4:54 am
I don’t even look at the stats. I’m not here for stats. I blog to keep up with a few dozen people I like and that’s it.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 9:01 am
but everytime I go through my dashboard to get to blog surfer or read-o-matic the damn graph is there in my face.
hence the complaint.
Posted by pyrit on September 27, 2010 at 5:58 am
Oooh I love to look at the stats, they are pretty and look like sails on a Chinese junk.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 9:02 am
That means you can haz UP parts!
Posted by Lauri on September 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Only pyrlit would think that stats look like sails on a Chinese junk. And only I would read that as “snails on a Chinese junk”.
Posted by pyrit on September 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm
Ha! I posted prawn on my blog today! Speakin’ of UP parts.
Posted by pyrit on September 27, 2010 at 1:33 pm
Weird. Hovering over my name here previews my other blog …
Posted by drude on September 28, 2010 at 1:29 pm
you can set one of yer blobs as yer primary blob…. somewhere *vague hand gesture in general direction of dashboard* …I think the primary blob is the one WP will then show when you hover over names and such.. but that’s just my best guess really… I have an old defunct Danish blob over here that I hope nobody will be directed to… because there’s nothing to see… so I kinda hope that’s how it werks.
Posted by Lauri on September 27, 2010 at 1:39 pm
See? I can’t replay to pyrit’s reply!
I have to click on your replies on my blob to get to your prawn post, pyrl. If I click on your name here I go to your poetry blog.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm
My peeps are interesting and unique.
Posted by Lauri on September 27, 2010 at 2:16 pm
As unique as snails on Chinese junk?
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm
Or junk on a Chinese snail
Posted by Redscylla on September 27, 2010 at 6:54 am
You want sad and pathetic. My Redscylla blog, I get hits on. My “professional writerly” blog, I got bupkis. Wanna know how to attract readers? Date a crazy redneck and post overly intimate details of your personal life. At any rate that seems to be the real traffic driver on my blog…
Posted by lauriewritesablog on September 27, 2010 at 6:58 am
I’m resigned to the fact that my writerly blog is only going to attract spam comments that I have to clear out frequently, like cobwebs. Now it’s just a bit of a calling card thing I can point publishers or other people with a professional interest to, for a little further information.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 9:04 am
Is it on wp?
If it’s somewhere else I now have a list of random blogs it belongs on.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 9:10 am
I need to add your other blog, and then I can go by and say rude things things there.
Is it on wp? I’ve lost track.
Posted by geologywoman on September 28, 2010 at 12:30 am
I always wanted to know how to spell “bupkis”. Thank you!
Posted by geologywoman on September 28, 2010 at 12:31 am
Date crazy rednecks? Are you one of my sisters?
Posted by Lauri on September 27, 2010 at 7:01 am
I don’t look at my stats either. But the fact that I have to avert my eyes does bother me sometimes. I mean I don’t look in mirrors when I walk by them, either.
There are reasons for not wanting to know stuff. ! 😉
Posted by littlemiao on September 27, 2010 at 7:21 am
I wonder if my blog were searchable by search engines, it would get more visits, but I’m scared to click that box. I guess Vox was searchable by search engines too, so I shouldn’t be so scared. But I am.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 9:08 am
I’ve always assumed that really no one cares outside of a small circle of friends, so it really doesn’t matter if I’m searchable or not.
I mostly can’t imagine what someone would be looking for that turned up my blog.
(My felines are never described as unclothed, for example)
Posted by Redscylla on September 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm
You know it’s funny, I’ve never gotten weird blog hits from the various mentions of my naked cats… always kinda figured I would.
Posted by buzzbase1 on September 27, 2010 at 9:59 am
Vox was definitely searchable – I went neighborhood-only because of that (and other things, too).
I didn’t like having my posts show up on Google searches!
Posted by robpixaday on September 27, 2010 at 7:28 am
I like them…but I’ve been here for a looooooooooong time. I never had any views so I got used to it. then things picked up (a little) about a year ago. I think it’s cool to see if I can write things that change the “trends.”
But I’m used to watching “views” from being on Redbubble. It’s something we see all the time, for everything we do.
Posted by capnstephel on September 28, 2010 at 8:37 am
I wish we got a more detailed breakdown of what people look at most over there. Humph!
Posted by robpixaday on September 28, 2010 at 8:49 am
Me, too!! It’s frustrating sometimes.
Posted by robpixaday on September 27, 2010 at 7:29 am
My BIG gripe is that I’m not clickable here. Go ahead, click my name. Nothing happens. I don’t know why!!!!! ::sobs::
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 9:11 am
That is soooo strange.
How did you do that?
I’d go back to your profile to see if I’d checked something, thinking it would keep it more private.
It must have been an option somewhere.
Posted by robpixaday on September 27, 2010 at 9:16 am
I did…..everything I can find to do is public and fully-accessible.
I never noticed it until the Vox emigration because I never had anyone else’s blog to comment on regularly. It mkaes me feel like I’ve got cooties or something and they want me in quarantine.
Maybe I’ll go to the Help people. I’ve never been there before.
Posted by silverchimes on September 27, 2010 at 7:31 am
I’ll admit that the stats thing bugs a little. Last Saturday I had zero hits and it drove me to post something. Without the stats, I might have waited until I had something a bit more interesting to write about. Geez, at Vox sometimes I’d go a whole month without posting a thing and I was fine with it. I don’t know, maybe the stats are a good thing…
Posted by robpixaday on September 27, 2010 at 1:37 pm
Is there another you ????? I don’t have one. Just the one that pops up in the preview box. I’ve wanted to visit but don’t know where you are.
I’m soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo lost!!!!!
Everyone’s so scattered and named differently. And I didn’t know about the Readomattic or Subscriptions at first.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 2:18 pm
her blog is pyrits
she may have another one too
yeah, I’ve been doing some whimpering myself
it still is not-quite-right
if I look at subscriptions I find different things than I see on readomatic or blog surfer
am not sure how to do this, short of checking all three
and then I click on peeps’ links and find things I never saw go by
can’t decide whether to whine or yell
Posted by Lauri on September 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm
I have decided to pout for the time being.
Posted by robpixaday on September 27, 2010 at 2:34 pm
But that’s the poetry one. Pyrit’s Pearls.
Or maybe I just can’t get in.
Hey….did you know you can set the comments for “nesting” up to 10 layers? It’s under “Discussion” on the Dashboaard,
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm
lemme to do that
Posted by robpixaday on September 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Posted by Lauri on September 27, 2010 at 2:53 pm
Oh oh oh. I finally understand!!! Nesting up to ten layers!
Posted by Lauri on September 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm
There, I changed my settings so I can nest 10 layers of comments, now.
It’s like we can go under WordPress’ skin and look at all it’s guts. Something we couldn’t do at Vox…and I really wish I still couldn’t!
Posted by robpixaday on September 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Posted by pyrit on September 27, 2010 at 7:48 pm
Robbbie! I’m, apyrit.wordpress.com and would love for you to stop by any time. 🙂
I had not noticed before that my name does not link to that blog. I’ll have to sort that out. (googly-rolling eyes)
Posted by pyrit on September 28, 2010 at 5:29 am
A’ course, I didn’t mean to sound as if no other peeps are welcome!
It’s a public blog; a little dinghy off its tether.
Posted by pyrit on September 28, 2010 at 7:30 am
Hey and my name links to it nao!
Posted by robpixaday on September 28, 2010 at 9:43 am
Hot diggety!! Thank you!!!!!!
Posted by gominoklahoma on September 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Use the words “Nude Photos” in all your titles …
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 3:02 pm
Not really exactly wanting great huge tracts of … blog readers,
so much as not liking my stats in my face all the time.
(Sorta like when Sair opened her first Facebook and announced: “Fine, it’s telling me I have ZERO friends. Thanks a lot.”
Posted by gominoklahoma on September 27, 2010 at 3:34 pm
In Dashboard … on the “square” that has the graph in it … click on the upside down triangle in the upper right corner (you can barely see it) and it will close that window.
Posted by lauowolf on September 27, 2010 at 6:11 pm
Everything I know I pick up from my (incredibly helpful and skilled) peeps.
Posted by pyrit on September 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm
And how weird is it that dear Carlisa has posted a new post over on Vox!!! Dated Sept. 23!!!
Posted by capnstephel on September 28, 2010 at 8:39 am
I don’t find the stats depressing. It’s kind of amusing seeing where you guys have been going on my blog
Posted by Freedom Smith on September 28, 2010 at 10:21 am
I hate the stats!! Especially around 9pm when it goes straight down. I would rather not know. For some reason, it makes me feel bad, like a failure. But I do not feel that way if only a few people comment on a blog! I have not read all of the comments above but I have wondered if there is a way to make it go away.
There is also a think that is confusing to me. It tell me how many people clicked on names on my blog list. Why on earth would I want to know that? Uggggg to the stats, I say!
Posted by lauriewrites on September 28, 2010 at 10:27 am
When I go to my Dashboard page, it doesn’t throw the stats in my face. I can go to Blog Stats, but I never do. FS, are you seeing the stats on your main Dashboard page?
Posted by gominoklahoma on September 28, 2010 at 11:35 am
Click the stats box in the upper right corner, and it will \toggle it off.
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