Very rarely do I pay attention to blog stats or traffic.
I have 3 different stat / traffic trackers on here, mostly from when I was a new blogger and cared.
After I hit 200 followers, I figured I was doing something that people liked and that made it worthwhile.
And SUPPOSEDLY the reason we blog is for ourselves. It’s supposed to be a creative outlet for our mundane day-to-day lives.
Or that’s what we tell ourselves and others.
As a humor blogger, knowing I make people laugh or smile is the greatest joy my blogging gives me.
So I must admit that I was a little disappointed when I looked at my last couple of weeks worth of blog stats.
The Funny Pages averaged 25 visitors a day.
That’s 10% of the 250+ followers that are registered.
I entertain more than that at work. Is this blog even worth my time anymore?
Those other 225 (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE) are liars.
By saying you’re a follower and then not, you are truly missing out.
Of course, it’s not like you’ll see this.
I also rarely answer the phone at home.
I answer phones a lot at work and get my fill.
When I answer at home, it’s usually just bill collectors or telemarketers.
Anybody I know calls my cell phone.
On the occasion I do answer the home phone, I enjoy messing with the person on the other end.
Bill Man: “Mr. Adams?”
Me: “Well, that seems a bit personal, but last time I checked my shorts, YES, I am MR.Adams.”
Bill Man: “Mr. (First Name) Adams?”
Me: “You want Jr. or Sr.?”
Bill Man: “Ummmm….**typing and frantically flipping pages**….ummm”
Bill Man: “The one married to (wife’s name).”
Me: “That would be me.”
Bill Man: “Great!” **said with relief**….. “Can you verify the last four numbers of your social security number?”
Me: “Why?” (I KNOW why, but I hate how they always ask you to do that.)
Bill Man: “It’s to confirm your identity, so I know I am talking to the right person.”
Me: “Ha! YOU called ME! Don’t you KNOW who you are talking to?”
Bill Man: “Yes sir, but…”
Me: “GREAT! Then you do it. Or just skip that part.”
Bill Man: “It’s just a formality, sir, to confirm identity before I tell you why I’m calling.”
Me: “How about you tell me why you are calling first, and THEN I’ll confirm if it’s really me you are talking to.”
Bill Man: “I understand you’re hesitant to give out your social security information. How about you give me your date of birth?”
Me: “HA! Nice try, ‘Mr. Identity-theft-person’.”
Bill Man: “Okay, just month and day then.”
Me: “December 19th”
Bill Man: “GREAT!...I must tell you, this is an attempt to collect a debt. Any information obtained during this call will be used solely for that purpose and may be recorded. Do you understand?”
Me: “Me no speaky no Englah”…**CLICK!**