Is it just me or is this "compulsion" common to bloggers?
I find myself constantly checking my SITEMETER! It's insane! It's almost like an obsession. Not that I can expect a lot of visitors. I am so new at this and I don't have time to learn as much as I need to increase the traffic on my blog. I don't even know how to work this "Technorati" thing. I am not involved with any blog ring and I don't have friends here on Maui or relatives who blog....But I still check on the hour every hour. It's almost embarassing.
Maybe I find some satisfaction in the fact that some people do read my blogs. I get excited when I see that a certian visitor stayed longer than 1 second or visited more than one page. I also am glad when visitors leave comments.
To keep me on track and not get too sidetracked by this sitemeter obsession, I should remember jayred's comment to me in one of my earlier post:
Some people blog to impress; others, to express. I think you belong to the second group. Just blog away according to your heart's intent.
Hopefully, this obsession to check my sitemeter will eventually subside.... hopefully...