I'm a new blogger. This whole blogging business just started for me in February of 2012. I found out, there are so many things I don't know about computers, html, or blogging in general.
I love to write, express myself, share my thoughts ,on life, finding a good deal, products I love, scrapbooking,
and to tell funny stories about my little guy, "The Booper".
What I never knew when deciding to start my blog, was how much I would be thinking about statistics. Honestly, in school I hated math. I just squeaked by a passing grade in my algebra, and you know what? I didn't really care. Numbers have never meant much to me. I like having a positive number in my bank account, but when it comes to obsessing over numbers, I've just never done it, until now. I don't like the way it makes me feel, when I log on, and I see a page rank of zero. Who wants to feel like a zero, let alone have it stamped right there on your home page for everyone to see? Not me. Then, you have to worry about fan numbers, who likes you, who unlikes you. Fans might not take it seriously when unliking your page, but behind that page is a real person who (despite what you might think)..cares. Don't even get me started on my scores, they fluctuate so much, and I don't even really know what they mean. Some of the numbers you want to go up, and some you want to go down. Most of them, I just want to go away.
There is a sense of competition with other blogs, and always a reason to feel not good enough. I've felt myself go from complete jubilation, to being totally depressed, just because of a silly stat on my sidebar!
It's been a topic in many different blogging circles, numbers get you noticed by certain companies. When you are trying to make your blog profitable, you want to be noticed. Of course, I'm like anyone else, I want to get noticed. I just can't keep typing my posts when my eyes are fixed on my ever changing statistics on my sidebar.
I want to shout this out to the cyber world, " I am more than just a number, a statistic, rank or score!"
What I bring to the table isn't just a platter of nicely posted numbers.
I bring me, a stay at home Mommy to one of the cutest little Boopers you would ever meet.
I laugh, I cry, I sneeze a lot (just ask my friends), my life is an open book, shared here for all to read.
If you are looking for a blogger with the best stats, and numbers,(for now) keep looking. If you are looking for a blogger with a big heart, who is blogging to fulfill a dream, I'm your more than just a number, blogger.
"Nice to meet you", "my name is Becky, but you can call me Beck."