Statistically Speaking


Perhaps I shouldn’t look at the statistics that WP provides. It leads me to thinking weird things.

When I read that back to myself, it is obvious that I had better explain myself.  I am not talking about the total number of viewers, or page views.  I am thankful for whatever I get.  I am also not talking about the statistic that shows my posts about KitKats are the most popular thing I have ever written.  It is something else entirely.

Today, I noticed that someone had clicked on one of my pages; the “What I’ve Read 2018.” Normally, this would make me quite excited.  I love talking about books (I am kind of hit or miss about reviewing them, sadly) and exchanging book recommendations.  However, today, I was a little dismayed (I think that is the word) because that page is empty.  I deleted all of 2017’s books and mini book reviews a couple of days after the New Year started.  Clean slate and all that.  Since I don’t start commuting again until next week, that page is still blank.  I haven’t read anything–well nothing besides blogs, newspaper and magazine articles, and the backs of hockey cards.  I have had nothing to put there.

No harm no foul, right? Actually, now I feel kind of bad.  I feel like I let that person down.  I have no idea what they were expecting when they clicked on that link, but I feel like I missed an opportunity to talk about books, authors, the publishing industry…who knows.

Actually, the thing is, I was seriously considering deleting that page completely. Partly because I think it is time for a bit of a refresh on the blog, but also because it hasn’t been seen or commented on lately.  I am thinking  that maybe I would be better off assigning that information to my Good Reads profile.  Some bloggers seem to really like that.  It kind of left me lukewarm, but perhaps I should give it another chance..


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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