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Friday, June 27, 2014

Just Sayin' . . . Observations from Blogging

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I enjoy looking at my blog statistics. They tell me all kinds of things: 
  • They let me know how you read my blog. Some access through Google, Facebook, Bloglovin, other people’s blogs, and some find it through search engines.
  • They tell me what country you live in.
  • They tell me how many views each post gets.
  • They even tell me if you access it on a mobile device!

You know what I see?

People are more interested in fingernails than in spirituality. No kidding! To date, I’ve gotten 1,417 views on a post (here) about painting fingernails. I wrote that post because I was curious about why so many pictures of manicures showed the fourth fingernail in a different color from the rest. It was an innocent Google search that resulted in my most popular post ever. I don’t understand. Seriously.

When I write something that has to do with God or the Bible in the title, it gets fewer views. It’s a fact. I can see it in my stats.

If I have a more mysterious title, people might view to see what it’s about. 

Therefore, my dilemma.

They say you should write for your audience. Should I blog for the great majority who paint their fingernails a different color and want to know why, or should I blog because I already have a concrete purpose for blogging? (Check out my purpose statement here.)

I know why I blog. “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” (Thank you, Shakespeare!)

So, you, my faithful readers, will continue to see a variety of posts. (I hope you’re smiling.) You’ll continue to get my one-offs about fashion trends and art and single women and child rearing and marriage. You’ll also get devotional thoughts, Bible character studies, and little messages from the Word of God. You’ll get book and Bible study reviews, too. You’ll get the odd comment about popular culture and current events.

If you’re looking for fluff-only blogs, there are lots of those.

I hope and pray I’m not one of them.

Just sayin’.

And, I really, truly hope you'll continue to read "In the Way." I'm glad you stopped by today!

(By the way, please DO let me know what you like and don't like. I love hearing from you.)


  1. I love ALL your posts! :-) I plan to keep reading!

    1. Thank you, Carole. You're sweet! God bless you and yours.

  2. My blog post with the most hits is the one about the progression of my knockout rose bushes over three years. 😄

    1. That's funny! I remember seeing one of those posts about your roses. :o) You never know, do you?


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