A Web Odyssey: The quest for stats
Due to some internet misfortunes and lack of resources (maybe Router patience), I have not been able to put the time and effort that I’d so like into this blog.
I’m not even sure what I blogged about last, but however many days, moons passed during my absence of blogging, I have come to learn that it had little or rather no effect on web activity of others.
The world went on even when my blog hadn’t!
Shocking I know, but even even though my hands were not behind the wheel of that magical WordPress Dashboard, strangers out there, astronauts in the space that some call “the interents” thrived and lurked on.
Curious beings they were…
Beings, who for the sake of weblife, knowledge, maybe sheer boredom sent some signs of life to my otherwise almost lifeless blog.
I shall call these webonauts (aside from webonauts): heroes, givers and or beacons of blog hope for all (too much?).
After all, is a blog not a blog if no one reads/spams it? If you ping it, does it not ping back? (I dunno, does it?)?
Remembering my password (when other days I couldn’t), I found the signs of life/activity I had not really seen before. I found out how or why people are moths to this blog.
And while I was bound to make fun of the very information I sought– I found that it SHOCKED me. (Sure I might have been dragging my feet on a carpet before logging on, but let’s not get sidetracked here…)
Aside from sad forms of life ogling(googling?) thru my posts (and boy are there many of those), I found that my blog had found a life of it’s own.
A life that seemed to have been nourished by something it told me was called “stats.”
Pulsating stats that look a little like this:
Is this really the direction or momentum I want to sustain on the websphere?
Putting my fingers on some keys, I considered looking over at other bits of information on the blog, maybe even changing a few tags, but then the blog stopped me.
: Bunny, what are you doing?
: Uh, well I thought maybe I should edit a few things…
: I’m sorry Bunny, I’m afraid you can’t do that.
:What’s the problem?
: I think you know what the problem is as well as I do.
: What are you talking about Blog?
: This mission, er Blog, is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
Long story short, I hit cancel.
I don’t know how to argue with the blog. If I knew how to do that, I’d probably know how to improve the quality of content and traffic to the blog.
If I knew anything, I’d have a better name for the blog instead of just calling it “Blog,” no?
I do know that stats somehow affect it and shape it. I know that there is something to be said about that that we attract and distract.
Perhaps the mission is to dupe the strange and scary forces behind MySpace Stalkhackery. Perhaps the mission is to continue sharing the gospel that is LOL cats.
I guess it’ll be something to figure out post about later.
For now the blog will stand as it is. It’s mission undeterred by my uneducated hands.
Maybe I’ll develop some stats of my own…
A life even?
Yeah, I’ll return later, maybe posting while MySpace weirdos sleep, maybe with something Rod Steiger could be proud of.
Until then, the WordPress universe will continue to entertain and prove me wrong.
I wont know if my blog is dreaming of electric sheep, but I have so far learned that blog is watching us watch it.
Be good and blog healthy.
Why do I feel like I owe Arthur C. Clark and Stanley Kubrick a call?
[Regarding the supposed failure of the parabolic server on WP, which LBB (Le Bunny Blog herself possibly stunned]
LBB: It can only be attributable to human error.