Spying again: Why I added analytics back

On January 3, 2011, I ditched analytics on MarshallJonesJr.com. I had noticed that I paid too much attention to them, crafting posts specifically to try to draw visitors. The even bigger problem was that my mood would go up and down depending on how many people showed up and read what I wrote.

When the tracker script broke that day, I decided to just actively not fix it. And that’s how it’s been for two years now.

Recently, though, I added analytics back. I get a decent amount of emails each week about teaching in Korea and the process to get into it, so I was curious to see how much traffic these posts get. I wanted to see which ones have been the most popular overall too.

I think if I know which ones are most popular, I can help link to some of them better and create better paths between posts so it’s not as confusing. That’s what I’m hoping for anyway.

It’s a little like video games. Maybe now that I’ve been off for a while I won’t be addicted to it as much. So far, so good.