Yesterday she got home after a night out and not wanting to do much else, turned on her modem and her laptop. She’s a bit of a statistics junkie and felt the draw of checking her blog stats to see if there had been any surge in visitors, or not.
It was a resounding not. She thought that maybe the stats were wrong and there was a nought missing at the end. She did a bit of checking around and everything appeared to be normal. Her blog was up and there had been no downtime. It was a big disappointment especially as her stats had spiked to an all time high during the week.
Even when checking her favourite blogs, there weren’t as many blog posts as normal. What’s happened she wondered? Where is everyone? Usually there were a lot more people providing her with a tale to read over a late breakfast on a Sunday morning.
It wasn’t until this morning when she read this post over at Miscellaneous Adventures of an Australian Mum that she realised where those readers may have gone. Miscellaneous Mum’s denying her husband her husbandly rights but apart from this little post, she’s probably denying her blogging duties too. And so are a lot of others.
As for the stat junkie, she hasn’t yet got her copy of the latest Harry Potter book. She’s keen to read it, but not so keen that she wanted to line up on a cold Saturday morning to get her copy.
She’ll probably find out what happens before she reads it but that doesn’t bother her too much because the joy is in the reading of the story and if a major plot has been revealed beforehand, that’s not too bad.
She would like to know if it’s really good and if it lives up to the others? In fact, she will probably have to read the others again just to get back into the Harry Potter groove.
In the meantime, she’s still checking her stats to see if her readers have come back.
PS: Speaking of groove, this was for day 7 of the blogging groove project.
Karen (Miscellaneous Mum) says
Yes, I’m thinking all the bloggers have turned into readers too…! It’s a bit of a drought going on
I am thankful if I get anyone to pop by on the weekends – and was pretty indisposed so didn’t get to do too much reading – am not doing Harry until the hullabaloo has died down a bit…
That explains so much about this weekend. I haven’t a copy of it either if that makes you feel any better (although I have it reserved at the library.)
Yes. While awaiting my copy, my BlogLines was empty. Then I read and read and read, and am now finished with the book, so can start rereading blogs! 🙂
Yes! I’m right there with you! My stats have taken a huge dip since Saturday. Darn that little wizard! Apparently, I just can’t compete with Rowling. I guess that’s why she makes the big bucks and why I… well… blog.
I’ve been saying for days, between Harry Potter and preparations for BlogHer at the end of this week, you can see virtual tumbleweeds blowing across the blogosphere!
Patricia - Spiritual Journey Of A Lightworker says
Jaycee, thought I would check out your blog since you visited mine earlier today. I am just starting out as a blogger and trying hard not to check my stats to often. It is tempting. I went with my husband and son earlier today to see the latest Harry Potter movie. I haven’t bought the newest book, will wait and borrow a friend’s copy when she finishes reading it and will buy my own copy when it comes out in paperback.