Okay confession– I do look at my stats a good bit. I like to see how folks found me, and also who is reading me. I wasn’t familiar with all that Steve suggested, but WordPress, even the free one, get’s users some pretty decent stats. I like my feedjit badge and my cluster map too. All give decent information. Sometimes I am surprised by what words get people to my blog. I good while ago, I wrote a post about teaching and not being in front of the class, and searches for standing at the front of the class will get you to be blog. Surprisingly I’ve written about engaged learning, and so that brings readers to me as well, I suspect those looking for Phil Schlecty. My most popular blog post to date (129 whopping hits) seems to be about Banned Books Week, but my post about SCASL’s Stephanie Meyer Webinar garnered a lot of attention too.
Here is my stat line graoph for recent weeks. As one can tell, some days I’m “on” and some days I’m “off.” Weekends seem to be low points for me as well.
I tell newbies (as if I’m some pro considering my stats–geesh!) that comments on a post is not a good assesment tool to know whether or not your blog is successful. Nor is Technorati rank and authority. These stats really do tell a story, and it’s one I can live with for now. I know my sttas are not necessarily startling or GREAT, but I’m satisfid for now. (Ooh that might not be a gd thing–to be satisfied with status quo.)