Why My 2022 Blog Stats Don’t Disappoint Me

People often share year-end blog recaps. I remembered that today (oops) and checked the hits and views and other statistics from last year. I was not too surprised to realize my numbers were down 13% compared to 2021.

People may be bored of flowers

I know a couple of reasons why not as many visitors came last year.

One: not as many projects to follow. I used to write a lot about projects we were engaged in, like renovations and ranch improvements. Some got lots of interest. But we’re not able to share as much now. Just horses.

Two: not as much drama. Posts about deaths of pets, illnesses, natural disasters, and conflict get lots of hits. I didn’t have but one dead rooster and a niece bitten by a lack widow. I’m not going to complain about a lack of drama!

Three: better mental health. I’ve felt better, so I’ve ranted and whined considerably less. Reading about how good I feel, how much fun I’m having, and how little other people’s issues are messing with me is not riveting entertainment. And that’s fantastic!

Four: apparently there were folks reading this blog just to find things to gossip about. By not mentioning most people in my life (other than my husband and horse trainer) I’m not providing gossip fodder. Please gossip about me and my flaws all you want, though, because that’s your problem, not mine. I’m at peace with my idiosyncrasies.

I figure yakking about what I learn from

So yeah. I’m more boring! That’s the BEST! The people I care about are still here, and I appreciate the chance to share nature, horses, dogs, needle crafts, and travel with them. Thanks for hanging out with boring and happy Suna.

Keep writing about us! We’re fascinating!

Author: Sue Ann (Suna) Kendall

The person behind The Hermits' Rest blog and many others. I'm a certified Texas Master Naturalist and love the nature of Milam County. I manage technical writers in Austin, help with Hearts Homes and Hands, a personal assistance service, in Cameron, and serve on three nonprofit boards. You may know me from La Leche League, knitting, iNaturalist, or Facebook. I'm interested in ALL of you!

8 thoughts on “Why My 2022 Blog Stats Don’t Disappoint Me”

  1. I love your blogs!! And all you write and I often don’t mark or respond. The knitting ones are a bit overwhelming to me-:) however I so admire ALL your incredible and numerous skills, plus I love to see how Spring comes earlier for you than me, I love the growth of your equistrianship and knowledge, I’m more of a cat person, ANd the LOVE in each blog, the naturalist things I’m learning. Yay to you. I don’t see how you manage to do it all and stay human, you are the BEST human ❤ ❤

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    1. Aww. Thanks, Louise. I like cats, too, but Lee’s allergic and they don’t last long outdoors. Sigh.

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  2. Good points. I can comment either to the emailed blog, or in Facebook comments when you post it to Facebook, but cannot enter a comment on the blog directly since I haven’t figured out my original login. Wondering if the individual comments on FB are included in the stats – that’s my preferred place since I can see the blog pictures better in the link there than in the email. But I darned sure am a regular reader.

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    1. Email readers are not included in the stats and I don’t get info on how many of them are opened. Your comments from email do appear on the blog, though. There are hundreds of email subscribers, too.

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