So anyway, I just had a look at the stats for this blog, and two things sprange out at me:
First, once upon a time I set my eyes on an Arbitrary Hit Count Level that my blog occasionally got near and very occasionally surpassed, and thought of anything beyond that level as a month when a lot of people were visiting my blog. I think I surpassed that level maybe four or five months in maybe four years. Anyway, I see now that I’ve now been above that level every month for 12 months. So yay. [Not telling you what the Arbitrary Level is, because it’s still embarrassingly small, but still…]
Second, last month I both passed 150% of that Arbitrary Level and in the process had the highest view count I’ve had in a ‘normal’ month. It’s only the second-highest viewcount ever, but the other month was a freak spike – I can’t remember what I posted that month, or who linked to me, but it was clearly exceptional. Whereas I didn’t really do much last month. So yay.
Also up to… a respectable number… of followers. Yay again and thank you!
I’m aware that most of the increase in viewers comes from my Discworld reviews, and will eventually fade away, but even so it’s nice, not so much even that people are interested in the blog (though that’s nice of course) but that the blog’s doing well and getting more views over time. Given that I don’t really advertise it that much, and that updates are infrequent and often not about things that interest people, I never took it for granted that that would happen…
So (self-indulgent, vain, narcissistic, irritating, somewhat guilty) yay.