I’m one of those people who resist change. I don’t know why. I like to think of myself as a forward-thinking, progressive-minded kind of chap who is not afraid of new things. And I’m not afraid. I just don’t like it. Even though I’m a highly-technical person, I always view new technology suspiciously until it has proven that it is useful in some way, not not merely a distraction.
So the results are in from changing my blog’s theme (aka layout) this past weekend. Readership is down 50%.
I blame a lot of that on it being a Superbowl weekend and people being distracted by the game and the hoopla. Blaming it on the Superbowl is easier than just admitting that I am responsible for this precipitous drop in readership. And it certainly couldn’t be the quality of my content … so it simply must be the layout change that is at fault.
Unfortunately, I can’t go back to the old layout, as it was discontinued.
So I shall be muddling along and not looking at my stats for awhile because I am very much like an ostrich in a lot of ways. Jamming my head down into the sand has made a lot of problems go away. For instance, I hardly have any memories at all of the grunge music phenomenon in the 90s. I proudly credit that entirely to having my head submerged in a veritable beach full of metaphorical sand. I don’t really remember CB radios, the Fear Factor TV show, or planking for pretty much the same reason.
But as a philosophy of life, I don’t recommend it much. If one’s head is in the sand, that means their nether regions are up in the air, and if there is one thing that Life and it’s size 12 boots can’t resist … well, I think you know the rest.
Anyway, I apologize for the layout change. I’ll try to make up for it with some excellent content.
Obviously THIS post doesn’t qualify.
If you need me, I’ll be in the sandbox.