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.”
#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.”
#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