Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
WordPress publishes these year-end stats for me. My brother-in-law asked me the other day what websites I frequent the most. My homepage is set to the WSJ because I subscribe to both the print and digital editions. My other top pages are facebook, Fidelity (I track my 401K more and more the closer I get to retirement), dictionary.com (yes I suck at spelling but I try) and my WordPress stats. I’m addicted to reading my stats like some people read the box scores each day in the Sports pages.
Readers are of course anonymous but I find the stats interesting nonetheless. I especially like to review people’s search terms. Runner’s Porn was high but less so than strassburg sock. Explain that. And my top 4 most read posts were written before 2013 – my SEI has been steadily growing with the search engines. I suspect only other bloggers would find stats interesting enough to click on the link to review. And that’s fine. Comment with a link to your year-end stats. I’d like to see them.