Monday, September 18, 2006

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

I wonder who, if anyone, reads this stuff. I'd like to know who is actually looking in. Unfortunately blogger, doesn't offer such facilities and the options that exist are outside services. I wasn't so sure which ones are as confidential as I would like. I know when I surf unknown or new web sites, I worry they are gathering and sharing information.

I finally decided to install StatCounter for fun.

It's kind of interesting how obsessive you can become about these things. I had my first high hit day (paltry by any standard ) on Monday August 28. That made a lot of sense to me. I had written about Katrina and had a post about the Rising Tide Conference which was mentioned on a few blogs. With the anniversary and all I thought it not abnormal.

Things quieted down to normal until Tuesday September 5. For some reason I had more hits on that day than the previous Monday, August 28 the eve of the Katrinaversary. The curve is pretty steep, more than twice as many hits as the previous day. I actually had the most hits I've had to date.

I think about half the hits are me fooling around with the articles, you see I never get them right the first time and almost always have to go in and edit them.

I can't figure this Internet stuff out.

2 comments:

Adrastos said...

Obsessive? You? It's interesting: I had a big stack-o-hits on September 5 too. Go figure...

wv112 said...

I check your blog dailey. I live in No. Miss. so you will know where some of the traffic is coming from.