Here’s some more webstats for this blog. That September 1st peak is when Gustav made landfall, and it’s been downhill ever since. Apparently I need another hurricane to boost my readership.
I’m joking of course. Actually I have been reflecting lately on what I’m doing here. I see this as a primarily selfish enterprise. I like sharing aspects of my life with the world. I enjoy getting feedback on what I write, especially thoughtful feedback that challenges me in a friendly fashion. I’m glad if other people can get something out of it. But at the end of the day, I’m writing for me. I am writing for my future self. I am my own number one fan. I’ve kept a journal off and on for thirty years now, and this blog is the latest iteration of that compulsion. Writing publicly adds value for me, but if I couldn’t write publicly I’d do it privately.
So I try not to pay too much attention to webstats, but they are fun to look at.