After weeks and weeks of mediocre stats (even though I promote my blog relentlessly on other websites, through word of mouth with my friends and co-workers, as well as putting up posters around town to try to trick people into visiting my site), I sign in today to see this:
I somehow have 100 views, and it’s not even my lunch break! Look at that beautiful, towering bar on the right, dwarfing my other days stats! People love me and my entirely inappropriate posts about breasts and pubic hair!
After a quick victory dance to Disco Duck (which was conveniently playing on the radio at the time), I sat down to assess why I was suddenly a moderately successful blogger.
Ok, so there must be some glitch in the stats. That says I only have 10 views, but the graph shows that I have 100. The graph must be correct, right?
Oh, wait. It’s April 1st. April Fools Day. And I am the fool.
Did anyone else fall for this?
EDIT: I now have nearly 250 hits today! Although, it says April fools in bold when you hover over the bar. Damn fake stats.