I was sitting here last night writing a post and moving back and forth to Twitter when I noticed the little red dot that carried the message ‘Your Stats are Booming.’
Clearly somebody somewhere was having a ‘sit down’ on Social Bridge and taking a good look around. I was chuffed in one way that another human being was taking the time to read through so many of my posts. But, at another level, it felt like there was an intruder snooping around and rummaging through my belongings.
This has been playing on my mind a bit as I’ve been on my daily round today and I was thinking how even one ‘Like’ or Comment would have made all the difference.
It also brought home to me how Stats are not the issue at all for me when it comes to blogging. Stats without human connection have a hollowness and an eerie echo.
Hopefully my visitor will return and leave a ‘calling card.’ Calling cards always make me think of Pride and Prejudice and my fancy for Mr. Darcy as I studied that great book in school for the Inter Cert in the 1970s.
And this was the song that played over and over that year as I waited for the State exams to start as they will for so many Irish kids next Tuesday!
How times have changed or have they?