It is childish to think a website could hold a grudge against me. But somehow, I just couldn’t think otherwise yesterday.
Remember lately, when Australia lost its flag in my stats? It was back when my trip planning was beginning to gnaw on my blogging time. It was pretty clever. WP knows dang well how much I value my flags. But after a few days, even if I kept checking, it just didn’t bother me anymore. I figured if I didn’t let it get to me, everything would get back to normal, which it did.
Yesterday, after my first 24 hours straight off the bloggosphere in a long while, I logged in again, and headed to my stats’ page to see if there had been any traffic regardless my absence.
The number of readers (“followers” but I just don’t like the word) had dropped by almost forty. Wooooa! I wasn’t disappointed, but rather surprised.
I was a little over 400 before the sudden drop, and thought “Whuuuut?” (recognize the Freja accent here? hehehehe)
I wondered what would happen after my soon to come 10 quiet days in Denmark. If, after gaining 400 and some readers little by little over the past 15 months, I lost 40 overnight, what would happen after a week???
And then I came back to my senses, and smelled the typical WordPress’ “I’m pulling your leg” smell! I was right…. Checking from another page, I found out it was just a glitch… Again! And not a sudden mass abandon of the Cove LOL
I must admit, WordPress is creative glitch-wise!
Another proof that stats are just numbers, and numbers can lie! Just like The Internets… Just don’t believe them.
Have fun blogging, and forget the rest 🙂