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Monday, February 16, 2015

boring stat stuff but it helps me get better for my readers

Since I abruptly lost mobile viewing on Sept. 2013 on my original Lexx fan blog and then created alt mobile viewing over here last summer 2014, I have been so curious how stats are doing and how they compare side by side. Basically, is the extra time and work I put into this blog worth it? Well, I'll always believe it's been worth it because I get a few additional perks with blogger being tied into G+ that I enjoy. However, I'm very surprised this morning as I finally pull up a real comparison on the same paid tracker. Since my trackers have been scattered willy nilly, comparing logs has been difficult, since trackers don't all collect info the same way, and some take seriously what others disregard, so getting readings from the same source is the only way I can truly compare.

Apparently, even though GrandFortuna isn't yet mobile friendly, that hasn't stopped world traffic.

What I'm finding super interesting is how the browsers rank. I use Torch for GrandFortuna & Chrome for Lexxperience, so these ranked browsers obviously aren't me working on my stuff.

I've got more charts showing that weekly and monthly hits on GrandFortuna still outrank this blog even though I've got G+, a facebook page, a facebook group, and a dotcom pointing back here, and even though I stopped updating over there and focused on updating here. So, my patience with the Xanga Team during this whole server move is a good thing, my decision to pay for continued access to the original blog was a good one, as opposed to abandoning it, and the Xanga Team announcing recently that they'll be getting more big work going again (like mobile viewing) means that one of these days I might be able to get the original blog back up to its old glory. It will still take a lot of work on my part, because adapting the code work I want to use has already been a challenge and a half. Just keeping it readable, maintaining links as they keep getting broken, and restoring images and videos as sweeping code upgrades raze them down like little burning villages has had me going cluster lizard all over my house on some days. It helps to know that continually tweaking really does mean something beyond my own laptop.

I keep repeating the 790 mantra to myself.

You're wasting your energy attempting to force my cooperation. I have no sense of self preservation and can always be reassembled. --790

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