Stuff that stats are made of

My total number of views have not increased since I signed in this morning.

But you know what? Although disheartened after the higher figures before mid November (when suddenly it all came crashing down due to changes in ‘counting’ at WP), I am looking at them differently.
I have had 15 views today. I have also had 12 likes. Now whether those likes are applied by 12 of the 15 viewers, I am not sure, as sometimes my likes are higher than my views.
If they are, then that means 80% of readers like what I write.

And for that, I thank you.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Stuff that stats are made of

  1. colinandray says:

    I believe that WP is totally screwed when it comes to stats. I had 2 visitors early the other morning and 2 Posts viewed. I Post x 14 views, the other Post x 1 view. According to WP stats, and my logic, one of my visitors must have read the same Post at least 13 times. I recently even had a large number of views but no visitors.

    Fortunately, I like the overall WP set up for blogging, but the stats serve no functional purpose from my perspective. The only “hard” data are the Comments.

  2. Please don’t get upset with me, but this post actually makes me feel better today because I also had something like 14 views earlier. I’m up a little higher now only because I re-blogged someone else’s Christmas post. I think people are just very busy doing other stuff this time of year – they’ll all catch up with our posts after the holidays.

  3. Add me to your view count for today! I’m from Fat-Bottom-Fifties Get Fierce. Had to come over and say HI after chuckling over your comments! Nice to connect!

  4. I cannot figure out the stats for the life of me – I attempt to ignore them because of it (note: I fail at this completely).

  5. WP stats have been squirrely for a number of years now, so I can’t take them seriously – and will not pay for additional/actual counts. Now people can read/view under cover of “private browsing” so you never know they were there.Some people just go through reader and “like” all the posts.
    It’s also a busy time of year and I think almost 1/3 of my regular readers are taking blogging breaks.
    Comments are the real heart warmers anyway
    So don’t despair. Just write and have fun.

  6. colinandray says:

    Just checked my stats for today (it is 6:30am), and I have had 1 Visitor!
    Cleverly, that 1 Visitor came from 5 Countries and Viewed the same Post 9 times.
    WP should be ashamed of such gibberish and either remove the Stats completely, or fix them so that they are meaningful.

  7. colinandray says:

    Hi Di – Below may be of interest:
    “I’m writing to follow on from a live chat that you started around your site’s stats last week. In the chat, you mentioned that your stats were showing 16 views from six countries but only one visitor. This was a result of a bug that our team has worked hard to fix.

    Your visitor counts from the 17th December onwards should now be accurate. Can you check to make sure? Visitors counts for the 16th December are still off by 20%. Getting the correct number for that date involves building a new stats replaying system, which will take some time. The team is working on this now, and you’ll be able to see the correct number of visitors within the next few weeks.”

    Regards. Colin.

    • Thanks Colin. It seems there are some interesting ‘bugs’ going on. In my posts summary, the number of comments are showing, but no likes. I took it up with a Happiness Engineer and it’s still not fixed. Your problem was a lot more complex than mine so I’m glad they’re sorting it out. Cheers. 🙂

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