Monday, April 18, 2011

It's Not About Me

What do they say? "Pride goeth before a fall"? My recent self-congratulatory postings cannot be taken seriously. I just checked my all-time stats, and my five most popular posts, the ones with far and away the most page-views, have nothing at all to do with me or stitching:
1. Wendell Castle's 10 Adopted Rules of Thumb is a list of the late furniture maker's tongue-in-cheek (but nevertheless, true) guidelines for art and life.
2. The Most Beautiful Bathrooms in the World describes my visit to the John Michael Kohler Art Centre's gorgeous, artist created bathrooms.
3. Seven More Sleeps 'Til Buy Nothing Day is a discussion of how to get along with less, with several shining examples of people who do just that.
4. Men and Their Pants comes the closest to actually describing anything stitching related. But I think it's the provocative nature of the title that gets the hits. I tried Googling the title and my link came up on the third screen. Oddly enough, there were quite a few pages about men who PEE their pants that were much more popular than mine.
5. Book Review/Rave: Madeleine Vionnet features my excited gushing about a truly beautiful book.

I don't blog just to get hits, of course. I love the little textile-nerd world that you and I have created, dear readers, and a comments from you means far more to me than 10,000 hits from anonymous cyberspace.

One interesting thing is that 10% of my all-time hits occurred in the last month. I have no idea why that would be so.

Happy Monday, all.

4 comments:

  1. Then here's the comment I should have left on yesterdays post. I SO look forward to your Beach Walks, ocean and shoreline deprived as I am here in Atlanta. Keep beach walking and blogging, please. From what I can tell, west coast beaches are a hell of lot more interesting than east coast beaches.

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  2. having been a psychiatric nurse in my previous life, I'm always interested in the whys and wherefores of human behaviour and so I check the stats on my blog. Would love to know more about the people who visit but never leave a comment, what is it they are looking for? I always enjoy your blog no matter what the subject.

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  3. I checked the statistics of my blog and my most read posts have titles that can easily pop up in a google search: sashiko, shibori, pasta, etc. People visit my blog by chance and not because what I write is of great interest! But as you say, we make some deep connections, I love to visit my blog-friends and read what they write. Equally, I love to find their comments on my posts.
    Your photos about the beach walk were stunning.

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  4. I agree stats are nice but comments are worth their weight in gold. Blogging in general is really kind of fun. It's opened a whole new world of relationships for me.

    Keep up the good work Heather!

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