I fear the people at WordPress have been fiddling with the numbers once again. I’m not a huge analyzer of statistics, but once every so often I take a gander at the number of visits I get. Lately I have looked more often because I get a notification from WordPress telling me my stats are booming. Sure enough when I check the numbers are way above the average. But damned if these surges don’t take place on days when I have not posted. Are they trying to tell me something? Just shut up and all will be fine; start posting and you’re on your own,
A few years ago I posted reporting a theft of blog readers. I don’t think it was a coincidence that the drop started when Google introduced something called the Hummingbird Algorithm. I’ve always been kind to birds, feed them out of my window all the time, so I am at a loss to explain why this particular hummingbird should not like me.
Perhaps I’m just being too sensitive, and I’m not trying to weave, crochet or knit a conspiracy theory here, but just maybe there are some shenanigans at work.