Personal end-of-year-reviews are great statistics and just like Spotify, WordPress also offers a beautiful scroll-through statistic of what I have been doing this year. Or this half-year since Dvensk went online in summer.
Blogs are all about numbers and people pride themselves with thousands of visitors. I have 292 views at most and that’s only when I tag my super popular and ridiculously good looking cousin. But I do not write for quantity, so I am fine with it. (Ingrid tries to battle me with her numbers almost daily, so I have given up a long time ago.) One day I will also pass the 300, haha. Ingrid’s blog was by the way the site that referred me most. Apart from Facebook that is.
What’s so special about my blog is the quality of readers. Some read daily, almost hourly. I know them because they usually reply “I saw that on your blog!” when I try to tell them something. And then there is the mystery readers. I never know who is reading – but I do know it is usually someone I know more or less. It can be a former colleague that I lost contact with. It can be a friend’s friend who I only met once. It can be an acquaintance’s mom. It can be a brother-in-law. Ah, how I love that mysterious thrill.
My biggest blog joy was maybe when after Lucia, someone who read [my old] blog emailed me. “After you had described Lucia in Stockholm so beautifully, I booked a weekend this year and went there. I did all the things you talked about and it was so wonderful”.