Even though I try not to be obsessive about it, I just can’t help it. I love checking my stats. It gives me a sense of satisfaction, especially on days when I wonder “What the heck am I doing with my life?” Well it doesn’t quite answer that question, but at least in a strange way I feel like my life is not completely devoid of meaningful activity.
When my stats improve, I must confess it’s a total ego booster, but when they go down I get a bit worried that my blog must be started to suck.
Some days, quite often, I bore myself. That’s when I realize I have to put more work into this and shake things up. I am a perfectionist, but my blog is one of the least perfect things I have done. I just let it all hang out and post when I want to and about whatever I want to – minus any major editing. It’s totally like writing in a journal.
The most fun thing is reading your comments and older posts. When I don’t know what to eat, I look at my old food posts and then it dawns on me why it’s impossible to lose any weight even though in my head I feel like I am ‘dieting’.
So here are my stats:
Total visits as of right now (almost 15 months): 413, 962 (I am itching to reach half a million hits – because my OCD self likes round numbers)
Total posts: 1,615 (which means I wrote at least 3 posts a day)
My 5 most shared posts:
|Modern Family’s Cutie Baby Lily is Played by Twins||6|
|Tintin in Chinatown||5|
|100 Reasons to be Happy in Singapore||5|
|Serangoon Central’s Nex Mall (More Shops & My Version of a Directory)||4|
|Babytard is on the new James Blunt CD ‘Some Kind of Trouble’||4|
My 5 Top Posts:
My 5 Top Singapore Posts besides the two above:
100 Reasons to be Happy in Singapore
Singapore’s First Farmer’s Market at Loewen Gardens
Nex Serangoon Mall: Carpark Jam and Charges
Best Brunch in Singapore: Cafe Epicurious at The Rail Mall
My Favourite Food in Singapore
I started this blog on the 16th of April 2010, but it was kept private till about May. My visitors doubled after half a year and then remained stagnant. It then doubled again towards the end of 2010 and had remained about constant till then. I have about 1000 – 1300 visits at least a day and that makes me so happy. One big factor is that I post a lot and about a variety of topics besides Singapore. Wish there was some way I could translate it into dollars though, but I have no idea whether any company would want to advertise on this blog. Anyway even if they wanted to, I couldn’t do it unless I migrate the content to a domain I own like my Singapore Actually blog, which I started a year later than this one. It would be sweet though, and would at least justify the time I spend here and take away the guilt factor.
I am so emotionally invested in this blog because it is my online diary and I love the interactions I have with other bloggers whom I feel connected with. Once I read your blogs I get hooked, and enjoy following your lives. It’s a bit like reality TV but better because it’s unscripted, which explains why I am so addicted to vlogs on YouTube like the Shaytards.
The blog has grown on me so much that I just don’t want to change the name or even the look. I like being in the WordPress family, even though it means I can’t make a cent out of this in terms of ads, unless I decide to set up a kind of store and sell stuff. But the upside is, it’s free and hazzle free too. Also I learned that readers get annoyed and disoriented when the design of the blog keeps changing, so I’m sticking with my Twenty Ten Theme with it’s nice clear font size and clean layout.