I must admit that I pay little or no attention to stats unless something sticks out wildly and I try to discover why. My blog reflects things that concern me. They aren’t constructed to make me loved, hated or controversial. It’s just my attempt at understanding the winds of thought, through my head. There are various reasons. I sometimes delude myself into thinking I’ve written something people agree with!
What I did notice is that around 50% of those who follow my blog and those of guest posters, are from the USA and not Australia. I guess it shouldn’t be surprising, but I don’t comment as much as I used to as I’m time poor.
I don’t care too much about the number of comments. Even one great comment is worth more to me than 30 pieces of shallow unfounded attacks, especially ad hominem attacks, from behind anonymous mushrooms, with little, if any, credible evidence! Oh I get them. I have collected a series of horrible insults directed against me and my family which curiously are reflected in similar words in various other places. Yes, there are rumours and yes, those rumours already walk the street well before my blog may mention them in context. Many have been true, but I’ve backtracked from this style for various reasons. In particular, the message of my post can sometimes be transmitted effectively without them.
It’s best to always pursue truth and have that as one’s ultimate progenitor and never ever be afraid of protecting one’s true and plainly published intentions without spurious conspiracy theories.