Statistical outlier

by | Aug 11, 2017 | Shahnaz Blog (Previously They Throw Rocks)

As you’ll notice, I have been posting a bit more these days.  I’m trying to be consistent.  Despite it all, I get a few reads.  If I hit 20 reads, I get excited.  I know, it’s not much, but for me, it’s a lot.  I’m not famous and to expect readership in the 1000s is a dream.  And then last night happened.

I got on blogger to check my usual readership to see if I have 1 or 2 people reading my posts and the graph that shows me that, looked all wonky.  It was very different from a few hours past.  The normal ebbs and flows of 2 views, 1 view, 0 view, 3 views, 10 views etc. were gone.  There was one spike and one alone.  I wondered why the graph had changed.  It took me a bit to realize that my views for the day was over 1.6K.  The scale on the graph had changed from the 10s to the 1000s.  It all spiked at 8pm yesterday and that was it.  So, I did a bit of digging around.  1.6K views from Israel at 8pm last night.  Doesn’t show on my posts.  None of my posts have a higher number of readers.  It’s still the 10s to 20s.  I still don’t know what happened.

Am I freaked out?  You better believe it.  For now, I’m letting it go.  I have no idea what bot crawler from Israel happened on my page and why, but what am I supposed to do?  I’m just going to sit back and wait for my readership to get back to its normal 10s to 20s and hope for a realistic growth to the 50s and 60s at some point.  Hey, a girl can hope!

Best to you all,


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