I have to admit that the part of my blog that I look at the most is my Statistics page. I really like it when people visit me! I always hope they stay to read my words, watch or listen to my Youtube selections or at least gawk at some pictures. But I realize that since what I post is very picture oriented, that most of the hits I get are from people doing image searches and only staying long enough to snaffle whatever graphic was of interest to them.
By the way, I should mention that my top country for visits is.... (you guessed it!) The United States of America!!! Yay!! Thank you kind, generous and very numerous American visitors!!
What bothered me this past week were the inflated stats from my Green Day post. Apparently I had used a picture which was in hot demand by Green Day fans. When I did google image search for Green Day, the picture I had used was a front runner and the source was my blog? How did that happen? I obviously got it from somewhere else -- did that source pull the picture? Anyway, I got tired of all the meaningless traffic so I pulled the picture and put up another one which I didn't like as well, but added some colour and text until I was satisfied. It took a few days for the traffic to die down but things are now back to normal. Here is what my statistics chart looks like for the past few days.
Now don't get me wrong, I would be thrilled if my statistics more than doubled in a week. IF I had been blogging about something I was interested in like RA, or even one of my many other interests. But this was just a picture of a band that I only mentioned as an excuse to be somewhat topical and enable me to show some more RA fanvids.
As my son would say, what I had was definitely a "First World problem". So nevermind. Problem solved. I am back to my usual "off the beaten track" corner of the blogdom, where I reside in peaceful good humour.
To all those who visit here, I say welcome, enjoy and if you like something please make my day by leaving a little comment. I am always happy to meet my guests.