Where is Everyone?

Hello. Did I write something, say something, or do something to offend you? Hey listen, I know it’s early. It’s a Sunday morning, and it’s your day off, your day of rest. I get it. But still.

I always check my stats when I wake up in the morning. How many of my fellow bloggers viewed my posts while I was sleeping? How many comments did my posts get that I need to read and respond to?

On a typical morning, when I look at my overnight stats at around 7 am, I have anywhere from 100 to sometimes as high as 200 views. And usually around 30 to 40 comments.

But this morning, when I opened my eyes and looked at my stats page at around 10 past 7, here’s what I saw:

Only 83 views. Only 13 comments. Did everyone on my side of the globe oversleep? Did all of you who live on the other side of the globe decide that today was the day to boycott my blog? Where are you?

Even now, two hours later, I’ve only received 112 views and 15 comments.

Don’t you love me anymore?

55 thoughts on “Where is Everyone?

  1. Sadje November 20, 2022 / 9:09 am

    Don’t feel bad. It was the same for me. A WP glitch, me thinks.

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  2. newepicauthor November 20, 2022 / 9:13 am

    All of my readers are getting too lazy to hit the like button or leave comments and I know it is not my writing.

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    • donmatthewspoetry November 20, 2022 / 10:25 pm

      Yes, it’s not your writing. Or mine. Or Fan’s. Too lazy? That’s an interesting thought.. I’ve always wondered if on weekends traffic etc slows down. I’m not as fanatical about stats as Fan but it would be interesting to know from others if it generally slows down on weekends?

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      • Fandango November 20, 2022 / 10:38 pm

        My stats go up and down like a roller coaster ride. Seems day of the week is not a good predictor of my stats.

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        • donmatthewspoetry November 20, 2022 / 11:04 pm

          Do you find traffic slows down on weekends or do yo find there is there no relation to day of week?

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          • Fandango November 21, 2022 / 7:45 am

            It’s inconsistent. Some weekends it’s up, others, it’s down.

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            • donmatthewspoetry November 21, 2022 / 3:43 pm

              Yes , I’ve been finding that. Maybe too busy lovey doveying on weekend (we’re down they’re up). If had argument we up , them down

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      • Marleen November 20, 2022 / 10:51 am

        I’ve decided on making one of my mom’s mom’s signature pies, for the 24th. I probably oughta’ get out there and obtain the ingredients. (In other words, no, I’m not having people over — not cooking the basics for an entire dinner.

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  3. Ron. November 20, 2022 / 9:28 am

    I was a little busy with other, far less important stuff. But I did manage to get a FOWCer squeezed out, so…

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    • Fandango November 20, 2022 / 10:16 am

      And I thank you for that, Ron.

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  4. Lou Carreras November 20, 2022 / 9:33 am

    I think it’s another WP issue. I have no where near the volume you have, but mine was exceptionally low today also.

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  5. pensitivity101 November 20, 2022 / 9:56 am

    WP have been playing and the latest gizmo is the 7 day comparison stats. Mine are all down, some by over 50% and whilst I’m not really bothered about stats (I prefer the comments and interaction) I do feel depressed and wonder if I’ve lost people’s interest.

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  6. Mich November 20, 2022 / 10:13 am

    Why worry about ‘Views’ and how many ‘Likes’ you get and all the rest of that popularity contest bullshit? Just blog for the hell of it, none of it amounts to a hill of beans anyway, In the common vernacular: Fukit!

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    • Fandango November 20, 2022 / 10:42 am

      Yeah, you’re right. I should just ignore the stats and do my thing.

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      • Mich November 20, 2022 / 11:45 am

        From one septuagenarian to another, you’ve got way more “followers” and bigger Stat nos. than me (the main difference between us is you’re “liberal” and I’m what they call “conservative” — but again, what does it matter? As writer Thomas Bernhard said: “Nothing matters, so long.”

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      • donmatthewspoetry November 20, 2022 / 10:39 pm

        You can’t ignore them completely Fan. We all like an occasional pat on the back. It’s only human……..but yes a stat freak is maybe not good. It gives you a false sense of ‘security’. Me and Billy will always be with you. Now don’t tear up……

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    • donmatthewspoetry November 20, 2022 / 10:35 pm

      There’s that human problem we all have. Write for yourself? Or write for others and get pats on the back? I basically write for myself but an occasional pat on the back is nice……..

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  7. Nope, Not Pam November 20, 2022 / 11:08 am

    I’d be ecstatic if I got 83 views … and if I actually cared

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  8. blindzanygirl November 20, 2022 / 12:10 pm

    Same here. I thought I was using the wrong deodorant or something. Mine have bee going down for a while now and I wondered what I was doing wrong. Just keep going on!

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  9. Renard Moreau November 20, 2022 / 12:51 pm

    🤔 I have covered this issue in a previous blog post.

    Countless WordPress bloggers have experienced a drastic drop in their views and their visitors (Something, without a doubt, is very wrong).

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  10. Pooja G November 20, 2022 / 1:17 pm

    My views are lower at the moment too. Especially for the last two days. I’ve noticed a definite dip.

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    • Fandango November 20, 2022 / 4:58 pm

      Maybe WordPress changed something in the way they count views.

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      • Pooja G November 21, 2022 / 10:55 am

        Yeah there have been some updates recently so maybe that’s what effected the views.

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  11. Marilyn Armstrong November 20, 2022 / 1:37 pm

    It happens. For no reason. For me, it usually means I didn’t write anything new. I want to do other things — like watch a movie or have a conversation. So not only do I write less, but I comment less. AND I read less because I have a pile of books waiting for me to read them that is a thousand feet tall.

    Also, I think for me, most of MY readers are close to my age. Most are retired, in their 70s or older. Maybe they don’t feel like spending every day online. I know I don’t feel like it a lot of days, so why should they?

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  12. Michelle November 20, 2022 / 2:02 pm

    I don’t look at my stats, mostly. It’s a an eating disorder recovery thing. I try not to attend to/focus on numbers, whatever the arena. For me, that way leads to madness.

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  13. Jay November 21, 2022 / 7:12 am

    If you manage to offend me, I’ll send you some kind of award! 🙂 But on a more serious note, looks like google has been doing its shenanigans lately and a lot of blogs have lost traffic until it gets sorted out! If part of your traffic comes through something google related, it’s a thing that’s happening!

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  14. Carol anne November 23, 2022 / 6:13 pm

    blogland has been especially quiet lately! I did wonder the same thing! My stats have bottomed out too! Hardly any comments, and views are minimal! xo

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Sarah Blain November 25, 2022 / 2:48 pm

    Possibly its just a slow day

    Liked by 1 person

      • Sarah Blain November 25, 2022 / 6:47 pm

        I’m sure it will pick up again

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