I’m done with it.
Tracking daily stats of this blog have long been a distraction, if not an obsession.
Refreshing the site stats page and being disappointed with a number I think should be higher. Trying to figure out what kind of posts are driving the most page views. Never being satisfied no matter what I see.
So I turned them off and I am ignoring the page views on Rookie Pastor.
It stresses me out and is taking up too much head space. And yes, I do realize that makes me shallow.
This isn’t a business. It is a ministry.
The bottom line matters (to justify time and expense), but engagement with others is what this is about.
I will still sell ads and look to promote this appropriately but I’m not going to play what was beginning to feel like an endless game I would never win.
Because I want accountability here. I’m asking you to call me out when I waste your time or insult your calling. I’m also asking for you to let me know when I make a dent.
Hopefully this means stronger content that is not driven by the masses but by those who choose to be known and heard here. But even if it doesn’t improve the content it will remove an area of mindless fluff from my life.
But passive page views, mean nothing without engagement.