Over the weekend, I installed a new chat manager that actually gives pop ups of tweets and so forth. I really love this feature because it lets me respond more often to tweets without having to actually open twitter.
I came upon the tweet of another writer who was feeling miserable because she’d ventured into newer territory and wasn’t getting many responses on her blog. This had her feeling down and questioning if she was good enough.
I felt bad for her, because I knew exactly how she felt. If I get more than 5 comments on my blog (that aren’t my own), I consider it a good day, so yeah I know exactly how she feels.
The difference between her and me, though?
I will look at my stats.
Here’s today’s (at a depressing low–my own fault since I didn’t post anything.):
Now, here’s the breakdown from the busiest day this year:
Let’s take a closer look:
102 viewers came from StumbleUpon. 102! I will admit this is not typical, though most of my views come from StumbleUpon on a regular basis. Just look at the top chart again, and you can see the ebb and flow of the stats. I don’t blog on the weekends, so that explains the low views on those days.
So, why am I telling you all this?
I wanted to show off, of course!!
No, for real now, I wanted to share this because it is just another trick of mine that helps me realize that I am enough.
My comments may be small, but my viewership is LARGE.
And seeing StumbleUpon every day on my stats is a huge encouragement for me to continue doing what I’m doing.
Especially on days like today when nothing is going the way it should, GC is out of town, its yucky and miserable outside, its a teacher’s workday to boot, and?
It’s a blah day for me. It happens every month.
So times like this I need reinforcement.
Thanks to my stats, I got it.
I am enough. And so are you!
What gives you that “be enough” feeling?