Checking your blog stats is a vanity move. Really, terribly, inexcusably, vain.
That being said, I check mine all the time. How many hits today? How many hits on that one post? Where did the site visits come from? Was there a comment? Was the comment from my Mom? Do I feel badly because I didn’t get more visits today than I did yesterday?
The immediate feedback and validation is what makes it fun. Watching the number go up, getting comments or a reply on Twitter provides instant endorphins. (No, I can’t scientifically prove this, but trust me, its true.)
I’m not sure how important the readership on this blog is to starting a business. I know its important. But I almost feel like I just need to keep doing it regardless of the results. Having the backstory public will be very useful once I have the bag launched. It will let people know who I am – not just what the bag is all about.
So I’m going to keep on telling the story. Putting it out there. Hoping for the best no matter how many people read about it. Oh, and right after I publish this I’m checking to see if you read it. Yep, I’m so vain.