I am not sure what this means, but it seems that while I was away on business last week, Noël’s blogging increased my blog traffic significantly. I have been worrying about how low my readership was getting. My daily traffic rates have been steadily declining all year, but my recent absence appears to have caused a positive spike. What does this mean? Should DOGDaz become CATDaz? Should I let Noël or the other cats run the zoo more often? Should I go on more business trips?
The blog traffic has been a mystery to me. As you know, I write DogDaz because I love to rant and rave about my animals and this gives me a way to have a positive start to my day and have some fun and feedback. Blogging is such a personal thing. I definitely find that it has become a major part of my life this past year (next month will be a year since I started). Writing my little posts and thinking about the animals, their role in my life and my role in theirs, gives me great peace and happiness. This new dimension, created through social media, provides an outlet that I find not only cathartic but addicting. I will need to go back and see what it is about the Noël posts that made people read us that day. Maybe it was the feline tone; the self-centered smugness of her highness, Queen Noël, the Christmas Cat; or maybe, it was just one of those statistical blips that happens in the blogosphere.
What makes you read us one day more than another?
Feedback greatly welcome – I am always trying to entertain and improve.