Thursday, October 25, 2012

Stats Bringing Me Down

I'm talking social media stats, not pregnancy stats.  I really try not to look at my blog/fb/twitter stats, but I always peek and it never makes me feel happy.  It's always that I lost like 7 fb followers or people are looking at my blog for 37 seconds or I'm down 15% of viewership.

It totally bums me out.

And I know, I know I'm not supposed to let stats define me, that's not why I write.  But sometimes I forget why I write.  I haven't felt poetry or beauty or power in my words in a long time.  It feels like this blog has become just more a chronicle of my life's events, which is fine, but those are never the blogs I gravitate towards reading.  I always look for someone to move me with their words.  I haven't spewed any moving words in quite a while it feels.

I guess I'm in a bit of a writing rut and my stats reflect that.  That's why it pisses me off because my stats show what I know.  My content has gone a bit awry.  So I'll just write through it and hopefully something inspirational will be born.
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Jo said...

You never know but writing about what you are going through might just be the words that someone needs to read to know that they are not alone....

Ariel @ Dreams To Do said...

I agree with Jo... just write. It doesn't matter what. I go through spurts of passion and creativity and then lulls (like I'm in now). But you never know when your words will speak to someone.

And you totally need some social media icons on your blog side bar! I don't even think I'm following you on FB and twitter - lame!

Melissa said...

Yes - "write through it"! I totally know what you mean about stats being depressing. I haven't grown my FB followers in awhile. I'm generally happy with my content but I get frustrated at having less time than I'd like to devote to blogging... Anyway, hang in there. Looks like you have a great blog. :)

Shana Scott said...

Hang in there! It is hard for us to find our voice in the beginning and just like anyone after a night of screaming at a football game...after a good blog run sometimes we get a little crackly in the throat! Your voice will come back! Give it time!

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