A SiteMeter Milestone
Well, sometime on Saturday night or the wee hours of Sunday, the SiteMeter on my blog clicked past the 1,000th visitor mark.
I can't tell you how cool that feels. Now 1,000 visitors isn't a lot. But when you consider I started the blog in December and had about 25 visitors that whole month, most of them me, that's a pretty exponential improvement. In January I had 250 visits and got the site professionally designed by Natalie Jost. In February more than 800 visits. What if that trend continues on its upward trajectory? Why couldn't it?
SiteMeter has all sorts of cool graphs of the day, the week, the month to illustrate your traffic patterns. It will give you details about every visit, including browser they're using, the pages they were referred from, the pages they exited from and the countries they come from.
I had a visitor from Argentina on Sunday. I've had several visits from Italy and Denmark. Some from France thanks to the interview I did with Mary Demuth on her book Building the Christian Family You Never Had.
I've had visits from as far away as South Korea and Singapore. Lots of traffic from the United States. Good representation from Canada as well.
But it is a lot of work. I've been spending one to two hours a day. It is addictive, too. The SiteMeter in itself is addictive, a constant temptation to check to see how the site is doing. As if I didn't have enough problems with wasting time.
What does a SiteMeter have to do with being a Master's Artist?
Nothing, I suppose. Except a SiteMeter is a tool. One that can be a blessing and a curse. A blessing because it provides measurable results. A curse because it is so addictive to constantly check how your site is doing.
In other news....I plan to blog my Lenten journey starting tomorrow, Ash Wednesday.
If anyone wants to join me, come on over.