"There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up." ~Rex Stout
So when a friend mentioned something she'd discovered in her blog stats, I gave her that head-cocked-puppy-look, "Blog stats?" At that point, I didn't even know my blog had followers. Nor had I included that lovely button that shows all the shiny, happy faces. See them over there on the right? Cute, aren't they?
Shortly after being introduced to the fascinating world of blog statistics, I developed a new obsession which didn't really offer me much (except another unnecessary distraction) until I received this challenging award from Lora Rivera. Without the statistics, how would I know what's been my most popular post?
As far as I can tell, after having scratched my head and evaluated the statistics, these are the posts that best fulfill these seven characteristics:
Most Beautiful: Why I Love My Agent
Most Helpful:Are You Ready For A Crash
Most Popular: Interview with Award-Winning Author, Helen Frost
Most Controversial: On Censorship
Most Surprisingly Successful: My Flash Fiction Story
Most Underrated: Interview with Author, Nova Ren Suma
Most Pride-worthy:Getting to Know My Partners on the Path
And now I'm going to pass this award on to the friend who introduced me to blog stats: Lori Parker
So what do you think about blog statistics? Friend or foe?