Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tech Dumb

My friends know that if I don’t care about something, I’m really not going to give it any time. I don’t care about sports. I have no desire to learn about any, watch any, or participate in any in any way. I cannot even act like I care when people talk about sports. I just sit there.

Tech stuff. Don’t really care. I have a phone that does basic functions, and I just recently began texting.

Some of the tech stuff mentioned in blog world, I kind of just glaze over. Learning some of it would take time, and I spend time on things that I truly care about, or are necessary.

I look at some stat stuff, but I don’t really get some of it. I have a Feedburner count, I check my followers, and I look at how many comments my posts are getting.

I tried to install site meter, but I did something wrong, and it doesn’t work, so I have not pursued that any more.

I installed site counter and enjoy checking that about once a month, but like I said, I don’t really “get it.”

I have read many of you out there talking about Google stats and such. I have tried to “google” stuff about this and have no idea what you are talking about.

So, imagine my surprise when I finally discovered by accident the little tab at the top of my Blogger design settings “Stats.” Wow. Right there! DUH!

How much fun was that?! The most interesting thing to me was looking at what my MOST POPULAR POSTS have been. I thought I knew from the comments. I had no idea!

My friends and other bloggers have commented on a very memorable post I wrote – “It’s like a movie!” “It has all the great story elements!” “I think of it often in my own life!” Besides all of those lovely verbal comments, it is the post that has garnered the most comments so far on the blog. Enjoy it again, or for the first time:

Scenes from an Airport, Part 2 (or, Read This to Feel Like a Better Mother)

But, this was not the most popular post on my blog! That would go to:

Shock Value

I am sure that the title has something to do with that. But, honestly, it was so much fun to write, so it must be so much fun to read too! (Thank you, Red Dress Club!)

Then, I just had to chuckle over what was #2 in popularity because my husband was…annoyed…at that post. So, thank you hunny for being great material for us to enjoy!

Daddy Anxiety

I was also happily surprised to see the popularity of A Safe Place, which takes a spot right after the afore-mentioned Scenes from an Airport, Part 2. Yet another story inspired by Red Dress Club, this time memoir-writing about a child I worked with who had a significant emotional disorder.

And, in case you’re wondering, YES! There is a Scenes from an Airport, Part 1 (A Cautionary Tale)! It is fun too, but had to give most of the spotlight over to the drama of Part 2.

I had fun discovering this, so I just wanted to share it all with you again!


Pink Haired Momma said...

Im not into sports either. Tech stuff i attempt but feel so dumb. Im lucky that h4l is a tech nerd.
Cool find on your stats. I love your posts.

Amy Sullivan said...


I am so with you. I can't even pretend sports interest me. I mean fantasy football could be one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of (BTW, my husband is in four fantasy football leagues). In addition, I am semi-interested in techy things, but if it takes too much effort, forget it. I tried to instal a little music player (don't even know the correct term) on my blog, and um, much too difficult, couldn't do it!

However, blogger stats? Yep, love that little feature!

Kara B said...

Ha, I just went and checked mine for the first time. Thanks for the tip. I see that Mama Kat has given me the most traffic of ALL TIME! And I have a person in China that wanted to read about Why I Hate the Mall...Ughhhh!! Very interesting stuff for a tech dummy.

kathryn said...

I also adored those posts. But then again, I enjoy every post you write, so...go figure.

The stat button is new, sweets....so at least you won't think it was there all along!

Those numbers can be addicting. For me, it's an ebb and flow. I can't seem to look away...and then I forget all about it. I guess there's only so much room in our brains at one time. Right?


Aging Mommy said...

Oh you and I are so very alike, I had not realized this until now. I have zero interest in watching sports (unlike my husband) I have the most basic of pay as you go phones and am a complete technophobe and I read the posts about how to get the most out of your blog stats etc and my eyes glaze over. BUT I need to go look at this blogger function you have mentioned!

Aging Mommy said...

OK I found it - it's fantastic! I understand it and it is quite fascinating. Thank you for such a great great tip, finally some stats I can understand!

Anna Walker said...

What stats thing are you talking about? I would like to fine mine! :)
I will be looking at your most commented blog posts soon! :)


Anna Walker said...

PS Just found it!

Mrs Woog said...

Wow! thanks for pointing this out. From your Tech Dumb friend Mrs Woog

Ratz said...

Well, i am on the contrary. I like most of the sports. Golf is something i think i would never understand though. And i LOVE technology. Anything. Everything.

Anonymous said...

Is this a Blogger function. I too am lazy about checking stats and followers!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Haha, congrats on that! I loved those airport posts...not surprised they were loved dearly!!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

I use Blogger for my Reviews blog and I have to admit that I like their new integrated stats. Glad you found it. :)

Veronica said...

Oooh, I tend to live and breathe stats some days. I like watching where people are coming from, which sites are linking, that kind of thing. Google search terms are also fun.

Babes Mami said...

I'm still working on figuring all the stat/counter/tracker things!

Nay said...

you must be somewhat into tech stuff if you can blog!

colbymarshall said...

Oh, wow! I didn't know...*runs off to check this function*

Kisha said...

I consider myself decently tech savvy, but I had managed to not notice that nifty little stats tab! I track my stats on a third party site, but I love that blogger has it built in now!

Off to read your recommended posts-can't wait!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Hey girl! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I love your blog! it is fantastic! A new favorite oh mine! I follow you now! XOXO Jessica

WhisperingWriter said...

Okay, I had no idea about that Stat button. Which shows how tech savvy I am. I'm off to check that out!