Sunday, September 7, 2014

Blog Maintenance Notes


This is what my blog page view count looks like when I don't post a blog at all.  (With four hours left to the 5PM cut off, the page views will exceed 3,000 "hits" today...Saturday)

Pageviews today
Pageviews yesterday
Pageviews last month
Pageviews all time history
note:  I know if my followers are "hitting" because they show up with a unique traffic code.

Those thousands of hits come from previous blogs that get picked up on some "super blog" and recommended to their readers, thus the big readership numbers.  There are about a dozen of my blogs that get huge page views each day, usually because they are associated with something in the headlines.

However, my "following", my steady readers are getting a bit lazy...sometimes I get as few as 20 hits on my daily offerings (still get the 3,000 viral hits, but not my "regulars".  That's clearly an indication that the market is saturated and you need to hear less of me, rather than more.

So, no blog today, and I'll be cutting back in the future in hopes that absence makes the heart grow fonder.  Yes there will be whole weeks where I am so fired up that I'll run five or six in a row, but no longer as often as before.  Those thousands of page views mean nothing to me because they are not my "regulars" and are only in pursuit of more "meat' to feed on for a particular interest.  But my "follower friends" mean everything to me and I'm beginning to see you yawn just a bit, politely, but the yawn is there.

You should also know that I get more than 3,000 spam comments a day.  You don't usually see them because Google does a pretty good job of shuffling them to the Spam file.  If you have ever posted a comment that didn't show up in the comments section, somehow Google interpreted your comment as "spam".  If this has ever happened to you, my apologies.  Obviously I can't sort through 3,000 comments to see if any are legit...I just delete the massive lot of them and hope for the best.

For those "die hard 20" that show up and read this blog everyday, I love you guys..thank's for that, but the rest of you are telling me to shut up for awhile.  So I will now and then.


Jerry Carlin said...

Well, it does mess with my routine when you are not posting!

Craig said...

Jerry that was one of my first thoughts, kinda scrambles my morning.It does not show a views, I generally read the daily blog before work and disseminate info to coworkers. You will be missed much, more appreciated when you post.Hope you get fired up enough to write before the withdrawal shakes start.

Craig said...

My withdrawal shakes.

Unknown said...

I check every morning and often forward the essay to others or post it on my G+ page.

Frank said...

I do notice the comments come from the same 4 or 5 people. It would be nice if others did get involved because sharing ideas and thoughts from many people helps keep us educated. But it is nice we get "special" attention from you and I look forward to your responses to my own thoughts. Your not going away so I can live with less. None is what I can't live with...

A Modest Scribler said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments...nope..not going away, just trying to stifle the yawns.

Jerry, you have plenty to do so you'll be fine. Craig, Brian, I'm still around, just not as often.

Frank, you're right...I treasure those comments, not only because I want to hear everyone's view but because it lets me know my readers are engaged.

Have a great Sunday, everyone!

A Modest Scribler said...

Brian, I don't remember if I ever told you this, but you have a lovely Google page, and I so appreciate your sharing my blogs with others..always means a lot to me.

Ken said...

YAAWWWNNN!! What JERRY said! This a very important part of my morning constitution, you have no idea what pain this will cause me! Oh well, I'll be back.

These breaks of yours for whatever reason are usually followed by some very inspired writing. Take the time then and I'll look forward to another one hit outta the park!!

A Modest Scribler said...

Ken, there's a blob tomorrow...just not every day anymore.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Ken. Can't wait to see what comes next!