Friday, July 08, 2005 AD Blogging Stats In light of my last two posts about stats and anniversaries, I was particularly appreciative of this post on the Baylyblog. I'll repost my comment here:
I think it is our nature to turn just about anything into a competetive game. Whether or not our relative success or failure at that game gives occasion to inflated or bruised egos is less the fault of the nature of the game than of the nature of our hearts. I think it's possible for a blogger to be a good sportsman, enjoying the playing of the game, delighting in any victory, but not letting it go to his head. Of course it's also possible for a blogger to be an arrrogant bully when his fans fill the stands or a whining crybaby when nobody picks him to play on their team. I suspect that most of us are somewhere in the middle. I, too, have felt the temptation to put stock in my stats as if they really counted for something important. But although I have had to recognize and do battle with that temptation, I haven't wanted to give up altogether my Sitemeter, my Truth Laid Bear membership, etc. because they also happen to be jolly good fun. So I suppose my conclusion is, "All things in moderation."
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7/08/2005 09:34:00 AM
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