I used to be a pretty ambitious blogger. I wrote 500+ posts every day at least once a day. I measured everything. I measured site traffic, comments, replies on Twitter and the blogs Facebook page. I measured where my traffic came from and what topics did the best. I wanted to grow my blog as big as I could. And it worked (kind of). I grew my blog to a respectable size and even had a handful of friends who contributed on a semi-regular basis. It was fun but it was a lot of work. And at some point it started being more work than fun.
You see the problem is, that you can never grow your blog big enough. You always want it to be bigger (okay, maybe not *you* but I sure did).
So when I moved everything over here I purposefully did not set up Google Analytics or Feedburner for my RSS feed. I don’t care how big this blog gets (at least I keep telling myself that in hopes it will be more true than not).
I don’t want to get caught up in the analytics. I want to write and share the stuff I like and those who want to join along are invited to.
I’ll be honest. I still glance at the available analytics. I still notice when I get comments and how many reblogs and likes I get. I can’t help it. But I try really hard not to pay too much attention to it and just focus on having some fun.
I once wrote, years and years ago, that I’d still blog even if no one was reading it because I get so much personal satisfaction from the act of writing. And starting all over here kind of feels like that. I know some people are following along but I have no idea how many and that’s kind of nice for a change.