Blog Stats

I find it quite interesting to see my blog stats. I understand statistics. During the 20 some odd years of higher education I took and aced four different statistics courses. At this point in my journey toward enlightenment, I tend to see things based more on philosophy and theory. Statistics have no space in my world. They tell me nothing. I sincerely hope my friend who is a statistician at Yale never reads my blogs.

My blog stats tell me that there are not many people who read my thoughts about how I have managed my depression and anxiety that I would love to share to help and uplift others. It is fun to see the highlighted countries indicating the origin of the few readers that happen to look at the blogs and noticing that they were read but receive very few likes and rarely any comments. I am not concerned with the statistics. I know that my writing is understood best between the lines. The white space between the words are the parts of my posts not filled with heady thinking. Digging deep into my psyche is more difficult than taking two blue pills, a red, capsule, a big white one, a giant blue one, six tiny yellow ones once a week, a handful of supplements, and learning mindfulness through my day. Therapy has shown me many real-world techniques work! I, by nature, mix logic and heady theory and philosophy. As an INFJ, I understand my misunderstanding. It is an integral part of my personality.

Today we are at the cusp of change. More people are grasping personal understanding and growth. Work targeted toward the unknown and misunderstanding of my own mental health issues has accelerated my recovery. Stepping over the stigma from others and what is in ourselves empowers recovery. Stats mean nothing, but building growth means everything.

Peace be with you.

Published by: Beverly Hughes

My journey through depression and anxiety has been a long fought battle. I have a Masters Degree in Counseling, but that only helped me to understand clinical language. I needed help and have learned so much about what I could do to help myself.

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2 thoughts on “Blog Stats”

  1. I had another wordpress site called Mental Truths that was dedicated solely to mental health and my experience with it and it took a little while to grow but soon I was pushing 600+ followers and growing every day. It fell away because I collapsed into psychosis, but the site is still up and I hope people who randomly come across it can still find some comfort in my words. That being said, I agree with you, stats are essentially useless. I got much more out of the handful of people I connected with on a deep level through that site than I did watching my stats grow. Your writing will reach who it needs to reach and that’s what matters. 🙂

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