Stats?!? Schmats!!! – Wait! Even A “Grumpy Chicken” Likes Stats!

Okay, I know a lot of you probably don’t look at your stats provided by WordPress. I get that. I really do! It’s like you’re doing this for yourself sort of like a journal…or you’re sharing what you’ve learned and hoping that others will benefit from it…or your just seeing how this all works.

Please don’t jump to any conclusions just yet, but I do like stats…a lot. Not just because I’ve had quite a few jobs, including my last one, where stats were huge, but I also try to learn from them. And really, I don’t want to wast your time or mine with posts that just aren’t relevant or aren’t communicating effectively. (This is not about my self-esteem! I just want to know if I’m communicating effectively with my graphics and words. It’s not about collecting the most “Likes.” Remember that I have one, just one, Facebook “Friend” because that’s all I can handle!)

So anyway, I’ve been looking at the “Views” and “Likes” for the First Quarter of 2017 to see what they might tell me beyond what the standard WordPress stats tell me. I used a fairly simple formula to determine the percentage of people who both viewed and liked each comic strip post.

For the First Quarter of 2017, the award for “Most Popular Funny Comic Strip” goes to…(drum roll)…”Flamethrower Mommy and Ghost Dad.” 59.80% of the “Views” resulted in “Likes.”


Here are the “Top Three” comic strips from “Flamethrower Mommy and Ghost Dad” First Quarter! You can read them all by clicking the banner graphic above.

#1 “Making Others Happy (Part 2)” Published 03-05-2017

#2 “Keeping Neat And Tidy” Published 02-19-2017

#3 “The Chocolate Bar Incident” Published 02-12-2017

For the First Quarter of 2017, the award for “Most Popular Serious Comic Strip” goes to…(drum roll)…”Whatever The Gospel Is…” 54.62% of “Views” resulted in “Likes.”


Here are the “Top Three” comic strips from “Whatever The Gospel Is…” for the First Quarter of 2017. You can read them all by clicking the banner graphic above.

#1 “It’s Not All Up To Me” Published 01-25-2017

#2 “It’s Not About Giving Up Teddy Bears” Published 02-24-2017

#3 “It’s Not About Conforming” Published 02-09-2017

2 thoughts on “Stats?!? Schmats!!! – Wait! Even A “Grumpy Chicken” Likes Stats!

  1. I feel similarly. While I don’t seek out “likes/reposts/comments/attention”, I have no earthly idea how effective or annoying I’m being unless I take a look at stats. And for my part, everytime I decide that I need to stop, something very odd happens that tells me the stats are meaningless. Posts that don’t register a single view will be mentioned, Someone that should have never heard of my blog will verbally mention it, and some of the heartfelt comments… It’s hard to ask, “why don’t you follow, why don’t you like, why don’t you comment, why don’t you repost???!!!” without sounding like an egomaniac. So I just keep writing. Sometimes boring. Sometimes It just doesn’t hit. Sometimes, it’s not me writing… and I know then I’m truly blessed… no matter what the stats say. Keep up the good work… His message has a way of finding folks in need. We know of a few… how many do we not know of?

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