The presidential debate bump

4 thoughts on “The presidential debate bump”

  1. I think most bloggers on WP are lucky to get to 5 to 20 visitors a day (no way of distinguishing return IPs on WP Stats of course), with a good days, based on, say, 3 views per visitor, for an average of 60 views a day. It’s a typically thankless exercise, so if a blogger wants a friend, best get a dog, as the saying goes. Page views in thousands are something that bloggers can only hallucinate about. Which is why most of them quit after a year, or so, peter down, peter, peter, lights out. Am I wrong about what I surmise are typical stats?

    1. This particularly day was totally freakish, as you can see from the graphs. I’ve no idea what the average views per day might be for the average blog. There are so many blogs out there, with some insanely popular and many we’ll never hear about. You raise an interesting question, however. Would I have kept blogging if I weren’t getting any visitors? I don’t know. I’ve always contended that this blog is mostly for just for me, a hobby incorporating all the things I’m interested in — art, writing, layout, computers and the Internet. I’m pretty sure I’d keep doing it regardless. Visitors are just the frosting on the cake. But just in case … yes, I have a dog too.

... and that's my two cents