Summer Blues

Years ago, when I first started blogging and still had a Facebook account, I noticed an interesting trend in my WordPress stats – – on Wednesdays and Sundays (my two days off per week) I would blog away, posting several articles and dutifully place links to said articles on FB…which is where all two of my faithful readers visited me from…

Sundays should have been the busiest “views” day, I figured, since that day folks surely had plenty of time to stop and read….but the stats told a different story.

Monday mornings and Friday afternoons were when I got the most views.   Seems like everyone needed to ease into the work week and escape from it just a tad early, even if escape was only through reading my musings instead of the company week’s end report…

During summertime, weekend stats were all but non-existent…and weekly stats dipped as well…

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You may wonder why I’m telling you this.   I do this as a Public Service Announcement.   There has been more than a few in WordPress land indicating a lack of book sales, feeling stagnant in their writing and struggling to come up with blogging ideas….

Sales and stats are sure to be slow because it’s summertime – people are on vacation, gardening, landscaping, weeding, swimming, horseback riding, bike touring, hiking, camping, fishing, attending family reunions, doing home remodels and in general, are scrambling to get as much hay made while the sun shines as they can…

(Except for you folks in the southern hemisphere – I say, are you getting ready to celebrate Christmas in July or some other mid-winter season holiday?)

If your blog stats look abysmal and/or ebooks aren’t selling as well, never fear, avid readers will soon return from those “no service” zones and be back online to make up for lost time.  Soon, they will return to the dreariness of work and will reach out to you to save them from it…

If you feel yourself staring at a blank screen, every morning and wondering just where your muse has run off too, this is simply because it’s summer – your soul knows this and also knows you could be on vacation, gardening, landscaping, weeding, swimming, horseback riding, bike touring, hiking, camping, fishing, attending family reunions, doing home remodels…

Till the leaves fall and we are all housebound again – 🙂