A newfound freedom

Many of you may know that my WP-Stats plugin isn’t working. It’s slightly perplexing to me because, well, my friend Beth just recently migrated her blog to a self-hosted model, and her stats are working just fine. It may be the fact that right now I’m redirecting my wordpress.com to the hummingbird604.com blog. Not sure exactly what’s causing it, but it has given me a newfound freedom.

WP Stats Plugin does not work

Since I really haven’t been looking too much at my stats for the past month or so, I’ve been writing with even more freedom than I did before. Does a particular post appeal to people? All the better. But I don’t really look at what makes people react or what kind of posts make my traffic go through the roof.

Sure, there are some instances where I might need my blog stats. And some moments when they might come in handy. But for the most part, I’m feeling again the freedom I felt when I started blogging. I still blog for myself, and I still write what I want. But this sensation is incredibly freeing. So is the feeling that I could, if I ever wanted to, exit the Vancouver social media world. Yes, my friends. There *is* such a thing as pulling a Greta Garbo.

Stanley Park Prospect Point Event

I strongly believe that where I am, regardless of what I do, regardless of how often I blog or what topics I write about, the people who really care about me will continue to do so, whether I’m a blogger or not. Whether I am an academic or not. Those who love me for who I am are the ones that count in my life. I don’t write for the money, the fame or the success. I write because I love communicating with other people and sharing myself, my thoughts, my life and my friendship.

Those who want to take it, are most welcome in my world. Because, you know? I am always free. I’m free to do of my life whatever I want it to be. And I’m quite happy with my life as is.

Hope you’re having a nice weekend!

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Comments (3)

JP HoleckaJanuary 31st, 2009 at 12:52 am

Nice post.
I look at my stats more out of interest. It does not change what or why I write what I do. My personal blog is an exploration of my love of travel, photography and place where I am work out my fear of writing due to dyslexia. In the public form and I find that the shear fact that I am writing so much and with passion is helping me conquer many of the writing problems I have. I hope the only statistic will really matter is if I can get others with similar issues to take steps in dealing with their writing fears.


EricaJanuary 31st, 2009 at 10:10 am

I’m with JP. Don’t worry about stats just write for you. Thats what I do.

And yes you are both loved and read.

Blog for MoneyFebruary 3rd, 2009 at 9:05 am

When you have to think about what is pleasing the people, then an air of unnatural thinking descends. Write for yourself from the heart, let the stats take it or leave it.

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