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..