I just spent a couple of hours updating my website. Why? Well, I was avoiding the news about the Boston marathon bombing, I suppose. And yes, I have to preach this Sunday, so I was also avoiding writing that sermon. Sermon-avoidance is perhaps the only way I get even-worse things done, like website upkeep.
I could have cleaned some grout, I suppose.
I don’t mess around with my website very often, so I tend to forget how to do things. Unfortunately, I was unable to remedy the picture of me — I still have sparkly hair. Why? I reloaded that picture, re-sized it, reloaded. Ack. Do you think I should just put a different photo there? Whose? Maybe Charlize Theron’s?
There are so many things I could spend a lot of time on: I could do a better job of connecting the website to the blog. I could also add SEO Search Engine Optimization. There is always something to learn. I tell myself that’s good.
I did figure out how to check my statistics, which I hadn’t done in more than a year. I had lost my password and then I found it. (It was in my “My Passwords” book.) So I got brave and clicked the button to check my blog statistics, even though that takes as much courage as getting on the scale at the gym, or checking my Amazon ranking.
Bottom line: this blog has more regular readers than it did a year ago. Significantly more. If I’m reading the numbers right, there are now approximately 1300 people who read this blog every week. (I’m assuming those would tend to be the same 1300 people. Right?) Or maybe my statistics have sparkly hair, too. (I’m trying to sort out the robots, etc.)
You-all don’t comment much. I figure that’s okay. You’re readers, not commenters, right? I mean, feel free to comment, anytime. But there’s no pressure. None at all! It’s just SO nice to know you’re out there, reading.
I love readers! What would a writer be without readers? Thanks for reading!