On New Visitors and the Like

For reasons that pass beyond my understanding, I’ve recently seen a 250% increase in the traffic to my website.

I’m looking at my own behavior, as regards the website, in the past two or three weeks. I changed the website theme. I’ve been posting less. Could these be reasons?

One’s choice of website layout can have an effect. When I used the Hemingway WordPress theme about eighteen months ago, I saw my website stats plummet. While it was interesting to use from a coding standpoint — I learned a lot about php code, because the theme was old, outdated, and no longer supported — clearly, it wasn’t the right theme for bringing visitors to my virtual doorstep.

And posting less? I’d posted something new and different every single day for two years, about 750 days, and then I realized I didn’t have to do that. I took a break. Now, I post when I have something to say, not because I have to say something.

I find it difficult to believe that I’m suddenly, within the past week, more interesting. Like the Chewbacca Defense, that does not make sense. 😉

But if you are new to my ‘net doorstep, pull up a chair, make yourself at home, and feel free to ask questions. I might even give you answers.

And for people interested in such things, I’m now using the Opera 10 Release Candidate. I do love Opera so. 😀

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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