About 13 months ago when I just started to write again, I was simply doing it for fun and for the love of writing. I get high with excitement when I see my thoughts forming a story on the paper, or in my case, on the computer screen. In the beginning, I only had few of my closest friends who read my babbling, then slowly, very slowly the circle of people who were reading my thoughts and ramblings became larger and larger.
6 months into my writing on word-perfect I finally felt brave enough to register for a blog on WordPress.
So far it’s been a wonderful experience. I’ve signed up for few blogs, which I now wait for: LeahThoughts, Hey from Japan, Shari Lopatin: Rogue Writer, just to name a few, I even got a Twitter account to share and to be shared, but best of all I’ve created new friendships.
As I said it has been a wonderful experience…..until I’ve discovered stats. Apparently it’s all about the stats and the hits. The more stats you have the more visible your blog is. Once I figured this out, I got obsessed over it. The day I publish a new post, I basically stalk my own site. I check the stats every 5 minutes. I get upset if I am in the single digits and I get giddy when my numbers hit double digits.
Why should I care at all?!?!?! I keep reminding myself I am here not to count stats, I’m here to express how I feel and to share my feelings. I am here to read other blogs and learn from them. Stats – get out of my head! I am here to write!!!