In your best George Michael voice, sing along....Let's talk about stats, ba-by, let's talk about you and me. Let's talk about all the....Okay. You can stop now. But thanks for indulging me.
So today, for real, let's talk about stats. Because I, for one, a blogger since 2008 JUST realized this feature existed. And now, well, let's just say I'm mildly obsessed. Not because I actually care how many people are reading my blog or where they are from (okay I kind of care) but more because it's just fascinating!
And if you are unaware that this little treasure link of information existed, let me point you in the right direction. You know that button that says "Stats?" Yeah, that's the one. Pretty obvious, no? Click it and it's like entering The Wonka Factory for bloggers!
So let's discuss some of my favorite findings.
How many people are actually reading this lil ol' blog of mine?
Just yesterday, there were 613 page views.
Today so far? 108
All time? 107,886
Right now? 18
And who are these people? For real, I wonder about this. I wonder where you are when you're reading my blog. Are you at your house? Are there kids screaming in YOUR ears? Are you at a Starbucks? Work? I'm fascinated. Where do you all live?
Oh, and speaking of that. I have those answers too! In 24 hours time, there have been 529 of you from the U.S., 22 Canadian friends, 16 friends from Iran, 4 from Italy, 2 each from Finland, Israel and the Phillippines and 1 each from Germany, India and Ecuador! Really? That's fascinating to me! HELLOOOoooo friends from afar! Glad to have you along!
And if that weren't cool enough for you, here's the ALL time stats...(since my blog began)
How interesting! The internet is a fascinating place. Where else you can cross virtual paths with people from all across the world on a day to day basis?
**Update- 11 of my friends are gone. There are only 7 of you left reading. :)
And now the great debate. Windows or Mac? Care to wager a guess? Which has produced more pageviews? The winner for today is.....
In fact, 48% of pageviews today were from Macs while 45% were from Windows.... HOWEVER..if we're talking ALL time records, then Windows kicks Mac's butt with 60% Windows and only 30% Mac. (Oh and I shant forget about all the Blackberries, Androids, Palms, iPads, etc. Go phone users! )
So all this leaves me to wonder how all of you from all your various countries arrived at my blog? Let's talk about SEARCH TERMS. What key phrase got typed into the search bar? I'm sorry, but this is perhaps my favorite feature...get a load of this-
Now, before you get all mad because you don't have your glasses on and can't read the miniature picture below, allow me. Some of the search terms make perfect sense. For example-
1. The best things in life are three
2. Bunch babies
3. ami bunch babies (kinda freaky, but I'll assume this person does in fact know me)
4. bunch triplets
But here are some mildly perplexing search terms... I hope you get as good a chuckle as I did.
1. "big triplets" (really? For real. You searched 'big triplets' and found us? Cuz we're really pretty average if not on the small side...) Interesting, to say the least. Then there's a part of me that wonders if it could've been a typo. Perhaps someone was trying to search "bbg triplets." (Boy, Boy, Girl). Cuz that would make perfect sense. Anyhoo, moving on.
2. "the best things in lifecare three". Again, I can only assume this was a typo because I don't know that i've ever blogged about at caring for you life. But perhaps my memory fails me. Either way, it made me chuckle.
And finally number 3. And this one I can't figure out if I try my hardest.
3. "baby tube in mary". What the?? Baby tube? Are we talking In Vitro? Mary...which Mary? My Mary? But what about the baby tube? And why is it in Mary? Tube..TV Tube? Pool float tube? One can only wonder...
**UPDATE- There are 13 of you here right now! Hello 13 friends!
Moving on to my last favorite feature-
Which posts are y'all reading? Which ones are the favorites?
Let's begin with right now.
13 friends, here's what you're reading....
Any guesses what the all time most read post is? The envelope, please....
I see how you all are...you are like I was, wanting to know what your pregnant belly was gonna look like!
It also looks to me like lots of you, like me, are interested in the Blog book! Good job!
And this one makes me the happiest- All the page views about Colton's cleft lip and palate. Providing useful, real life information about having a baby with a cleft lip and palate. And I have made so many new friends from this blog from others going through this. I love that.
So there you go. Stats. What fun! Go ahead, check out yours now! Be a dork like me!
Now, I feel like I should leave you with a picture of kids. So here goes...
For several reasons, (wanting to water our poor, poor grass AND let the kids have some fun) I turned on a sprinkler in the backyard a few weeks ago. As evidenced by the photos below, the boys LOVED it.
Hunter, on the other hand, was FREAKED out by it. She was cracking me up. She did not want to get close enough to actually be touched by water, so instead, she was throwing things at the sprinkler. "Take that sprinkler!"
*Ok good night 14 friends.... See you all tomorrow!