Saturday, November 22, 2008

Truth Time

I have a question for all the bloggers out there. How often do you check your stats throughout the day? How many times per hour do you look at your email to see if someone has left you a comment? Am I the only pathetic loser who peeks at these things constantly in hope for electronic validation of my cyber (and therefore actual) existence?

Come on, I know I’m not the only comment whore out there! I hope…

23 comments:

Casey said...

I don't check my stats often. Google Analytics updates every 24 hours, and sometimes I forget about it. I do, however, chack my email obsessively. Seriously around 50 times a day.

Bluefish said...

I love receiving nice comments but unfortunately a lot of people has ignored me. I check my blog often for updates of other bloggers. I also check my stats because I'm curious who has visited my site. I really love comments, but people have told me not to expect much.

So right now I barely write or feel like writing 'cause I don't think many people will actually leave me any comment.

LadyFi said...

I check the stats about twice a day... and I am crushed if people do not comment...

egypt4 said...

Guilty as charged.

Brenda said...

Honestly, if I were home more, I would check more. But I will get up a half hour earlier just to be sure I can check in the AM if I have a busy day.

Drives my husband crazy!

American in Norway said...

OK...I will admit it... I check A LOT... One of the reasons I usually do not post on weekends is because no one is really out there reading...so what is the point? But todays little beauty...I couldn't resist... You noticed the little peak when he went down on his leg... HA HA HAA I know DISTURBING!

Mrs de Miranda said...

I usually just leave my gmail up. If I see someone has left me a comment I will sit down to check it! Which is usually like a million times a day. haha!

Anonymous said...

Yup--I check your stats frequently!
merthyrmum

GutsyWriter said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

You won the contest!
Please send me your e-mail address so I can send you the amazon gift certificate. Mine is:

agutsywriter@gmail.com.

Also I check my stats about 8 times a day. I've started doing it from my laptop too, when I'm supposed to be rewriting chapters from my memoir at the library.
If you know the best stat counter out there, let us know.

Nicole said...

No, you are not the only one :)
I check my "on blog" stats at least once a day. I love to check the search terms and sneak on people that came from somewhere else ;)

Search terms are "important" for me, so I can see what I "need" to blog on my Artists Unite blog ;)

I couldn't get Google analytics to work properly on my webpage, nor my blog, so I kicked it out a while ago. But my host has some good stats. I rarely check those though, too much hubub to sign in *shrug*.

I check my emails frequently though. Yes. I'm a comment whore and no, I'm not bored.
Not really.
:P

Zen Ventures said...

I used to check this a lot but then I just got lazy and lucky if I even check it all (my stats). But for comments, I still do religiously! :) I'm a (vampire) sucker for comments! Lol!

GutsyWriter said...

Please send me your e-mail address so I can send you the gift certificate for amazon. I can't find it on your blog. I must be dumb or something. Mine is:

agutsywriter@gmail.com

Thanks

Ginger said...

All the time. It's better than working :-)
Comments/email more than stats..I know the stats don't update that often, so I tend to leave that for once a day, but email and comments...I check pretty obsessively throughout the day.

Kelly said...

what stat counter do you use? I've always wanted to add a counter but wasnt sure what one to pick!!

Stacey said...

I'm soooo guilty of doing this! Since my blog is my only link to family and friends far away (the downside of being a military fam) I check to make sure they know what we are up to!

I am also a dork in that I get hurt feelings if the "usuals" skip out on me for a day or so! I'm such a geek. But it helps me not miss home so badly...

I wish I didn't feel the need to check my email and stuff CONSTANTLY, but oh well, it makes me happy lol.

Bluefish said...

Hey, I'm glad you can read my French Post. I rarely write in French...so I'm a bit rusty even though I attended French elementary and High school. Shame on me.

Nasty people like my coworker is only minority in Quebec. Thank god not everyone is like him. A lot has changed...more immigrants...more multicultural. But some people still fear that French language will disappear one day. I highly doubt it but they're scared.

I just hope that one day they'll realized that we all need each other to be a strong nation.

Connie said...

I check my email when I have time to sit down. My comments pop up in my email. I try to take breaks throughout the day so I'm not exhausted by nighttime when the family gets home, but I don't always sit at the computer. I'm trying to make time to read (other than 'Dora the Explorer'!), crochet, sew, etc. It's hard :-)

Saying that, I like that little stat thing on your sidebar... it says it's shiny, I like shiny things...

Hi! I'm Janola. said...

guess i'm a stats virgin, never having checked my stats. mainly cuz i don't want to know how no one but my mom reads my blog.

if we had more compys i'd check mine more often, usually for replies from facebook. it is nice getting a comment on my blogs. :-)

karin said...

My daughter started me blogging as a place to put my poetry and some articles I've written over the years. Never expected that I would enjoy putting my stuff on the blog and actually start reading BATW and BPOTW.
Still don't know a lot about setting up some of this stuff but I'm learning.
I'm retired now and spend a lot of time on my laptop. I'm so glad that I finally get to do that. I love getting E-mail and comments and check them often.

Amanda said...

I don't have a good stats counter. Must investigate Google Analytics. However, I check for comments daily - I don't get a lot, but I admit to loving them.

Scriber's Web said...

Hi there! Found your blog through Nicole. I check my stats constantly! More than 10 time a day. I love, love, love comments. I have a blackberry so I can can view my comments instantly. One thing most folks don't realize is that you have to leave comments on other blogs to receive comments. I love to leave comments.

Great blog!

Kat said...

I probably check my stats a few times a day. But my email...well, that is open all day long. I wouldn't want to miss a thing.

FrogBlogger said...

Here's another stat ... I think I'm the first guy to comment (what does that say about me?!) But yes it's reassuring to see someone's interested in our mental meanderings that sometimes only make sense to ourselves!

(Thanks for the comments by the way, I've only really been blogging for a couple of months, nice to know there's someone else out there!)