I checked my Google analytics on my web site. As promised, it was quite easy. Of course there wasn’t much information to parse from four visitors, so I abandoned the depressing news and turned back to filling the blog and web site no one visits.
Writing for my blog is like keeping my house clean for guests. I may not entertain anyone this week, but the effort makes the house more pleasant for me. And should someone drop by, I can invite them in without worrying that laundry is spilling over the couch, last night dishes are still on the dinning table and dust balls the size of tumble weeds are rolling down the hall.
What writers are often told is ( and I quote from many sincere sources): set up a blog! This is the answer! It will help your analytics! Google will find you! You will publish a book based on the blog! Agents will find you! (Happened to a friend, so I know it can happen, but the odds, the odds. . . )
The act of keeping a web site and blog, the doing of it and the discipline of it, the damn care and feeding of it, helps keep me on my toes and keeps me writing. For that, the blog serves its purpose. If you start up a blog and then don’t keep it up, those time stamps will get you. So like vaccuming, you need to keep up the damn thing even if no one visits, because like your mother said, keep the house clean, you just never know.
If I really wanted more hits, I’d post videos of kittens.