Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Highest Blog Hits
Don't fall for statistics . . . don't fall for statistics . . . don't fall for statistics . . .
This I repeat to myself whenever I post a blog. I really (really!) want to focus on why I am blogging, and not worry whether only one reads it—Tony, only because I beg him to.
Who am I kidding?
Occasionally I wonder why some blog sites can generate 54,000,000 unique visitors per month and why mine gets only 4,000. Then I quickly shake off the errant thought and concentrate on my blog at hand.
But curiosity always gets the better of me and I click on “stats” today. What it reveals about my all-time top-five blog posts baffles me.
No. 1: “Prayer as a Lifestyle,” October, 2009
No. 2: “Man and Woman,” May 2012
No. 3: “Shelf Life,” May 2011
No. 4: “Upside-down Umbrella,” January 2010
No. 5: “Why Leaves of Grace?” my very first blog post, November, 2006
“Why Leaves of Grace?” I like to think that my new visitors want to know why I named my blog Leaves of Grace.
“Upside-down Umbrellas” is literally that. It features the marvelous interior design masterpiece of my friend L using upside-down umbrellas. Maybe people google it because upside-down umbrellas are good omen to the superstitious?
“Shelf Life” introduces one of the many concepts on retirement—a book I have recently finished writing—that explains our dread over the expiry date of our usefulness. Maybe people click it for information on perishable items?
“Man and Woman” is a very recent post but it climbed up to the No. 2 spot in my hit chart pretty quickly, dislodging many much older posts. It discusses the differences between genders and nurturing them. Maybe people google the three words for different reasons, and my post is a beneficiary?
“Prayer as a Lifestyle” is by far the top blog on my hit chart. It's a very old post but still gets over a dozen hits a day. Maybe people are searching for answers and have turned to prayer? Or maybe, like me, they want to deeply understand and live the multi-dimensional essence of prayer?
For whatever reasons, I am grateful to my blog guests for dropping by to read about the amazing grace that comes to us in our big and small daily chores.
We stand in awe of the God who untiringly dispenses this grace, from sunrise to sunrise.