Saturday, August 17, 2013

Brokeback Blogging

Are you obsessed with "analytics"? I am. I was under the impression a lot of people were but I'm not so sure why I would think that. Certainly if you're selling something I would hope you're trying to figure out who's buying, who's looking, and all the trends that come along with the buyers and the lookers. Sales: now that's something people love to track.

Me, I'm not selling anything - yet - but I'm positively hooked on knowing more about the people reading my blog. Are you a first time visitor or returning? Do I have a clue what it means when the ratio is skewed one way versus the other?


I'm also really interested in where people are reading my blog. I have had one person from Estonia spend a few minutes perusing, so that was exciting. I've had every province in Canada visit, but none of the arctic territories. What about the U.S., you ask? Well I've had people from 49 out of the 50 states stop by, which I think is pretty cool. The only one missing? Wyoming. 

What the heck is up with Wyoming? 

It's been driving me crazy for a while now and I'm beginning to think I'm going about it all wrong. I need to blog about something that Wyomingites want to read, not stuff about the state itself, or just mentioning Wyoming. Right? Wyoming Wyoming Wyoming. What the heck do people in Wyoming want to read anyway? It's clear I don't have the foggiest idea.


In looking at that picture above it's obvious that I have fans in New York, Texas, and California. With some other interested folks in Indiana and Georgia. That's a good sign and there's a bit more coverage up into Kansas and Kentucky than I'd expect but hey, I'm not complaining.

For some reason I even care about what browser people are using. I'm not sure if this is because Google has it as a criteria or if I'm trying to somehow justify my own personal choice of browser (it's probably a little bit of both). Incidentally, #1 on the list has more visits than the next three combined.


Does it matter? Am I too obsessed? Am I not obsessed enough? Should I obsess about different things? What does it all mean?!?

Maybe I should just write and not worry about it - until I have a book to sell ;)

~ Andrew

P.S. Wyoming 

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