I'm the kind of person who skips to the conversation when reading a book.
As a student in high school, I had a pretty good aptitude for math. I’ve always liked numbers. They make sense.
Unfortunately, my 10th grade math teacher called me “a stupid ________________” (fill in the blank with the ethnic slur of your choice), and I quit taking math in high school once I completed his class. I had been in advanced math, so I had completed all my requirements, and it was okay. It didn’t hold me back in college or anything. Does anyone really use calculus anyway?
In college, I took a statistics course which I loved. Again, the numbers made sense. They told stories. Statistics can be even more fun than other math because of the stories that can be told with the numbers. A good statistician, like a good writer or a good artist, can manipulate their given media around to tell whatever story they want to tell.
All this brings me to my statistics on this blog. They are such gobbledy-gook that I contend that no one could make sense of them.
I have a very small readership. Make that minuscule. Thank you to those of you who do read and comment and like and follow and all that other good stuff.
The truth is that I have learned to write for me. I write because it helps me remember the little things that happen. It helps me sort out the big things that happen. Publishing it on a blog simply keeps me accountable to actually writing the things down.
Back to these darned statistics. There are days when more countries than visitors are represented. How does that happen? Or, I’ll have more Likes than Views. That becomes especially puzzling when the Views are for the whole blog and the Likes are for a specific post, and the numbers are no where near each other. Numbers should make sense. These don’t.
Part of the Daily Prompt for May 7 was, “If you’re a new blogger, what’s one question you’d like to ask other bloggers?”
Here’s my question: Is some one from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics involved with WordPress’s statistics?