Hello. I have a few questions about our little engine-that-could here… Things that I keep thinking about every time I use WordPress, but then forget to look up the answer, or just don’t know who to ask. So? I’m asking the whole wide, big, beautiful world.
First, holy cow countries! I think the country notifications are the most fascinating of all of the demographics we receive related to our blogs. This past week has been one of my most diverse with new countries visiting – Kenya, Japan, Ireland, Singapore, Germany (Jambo! Kon’nichiwa! Dia duit! Ni hao! Hallo!), and one question I have is – is it possible to see if the visits are on purpose? Or, is it possible to see how world travelers reach our sites? I know we have the data related to clicks or searches, but they don’t correlate the information together. Is it possible to see that shake down? I am simply fascinated. And honored! To have so many people visit. So flippin’ cool and amazing.
My next query is completely selfish. I know my number counts don’t always match my readers because my ‘likes’ are sometimes more than my actual reader count. That’s ridiculous! Why doesn’t WordPress catch all of those hits when it’s obvious people are stopping by? This one confuses me a great deal.
Related to this conundrum, some of you savvy bloggers have your blogs pop up in a new tab when I click on them in the Reader. I love that feature, because I like visiting your pages and being with you and your personality, as opposed to the white background of the Reader. How did you make that magic happen?
Something I wrote to Millie about today… When I’m on my iPad reading your blogs, sometimes I have no option to create a comment. So sad! Is that just because of my iPad, or is it a WordPress thing?
Lastly, I know how to link pages, but some of you are linking bloggers’ names, and I want to do that, too. (Sorry, Millie. I am at the question stage at this point in the game, otherwise you would be linked three times by now. *smile*)
Day 87, and still a noob.