Practicing Self-control!

Last Update: July 02, 2017

This is something I have a hard time with. When I started my first 2 sites I was obsessed with Analytics. I was checking it every day, sometimes twice a day. Now that's just plain silly, isn't it?

I started my third site 3 months ago and promised myself that I was not going to get obsessed with Analytics again like I was with the first two. This site is about my true passion, which is pet grooming. I promised myself that I would check my sites stats every other week and not every day. Two weeks ago I looked at my sites stats and it had received 243 hits in the last 30 days. I thought OK this isn't too bad being it's a brand new site. I spent the next two weeks concentrating on adding posts instead of wasting time with Analytics. Well, today was my day to check on the stats and what a pleasant surprise I got. My site had received 2889 hits in the last 30 days. Wow, I'm going to have to set off some fireworks for that one lol!

This goes to prove that I need to concentrate more on my writing. So I am going to do the same thing with Amazon. I was checking that every day too, to see if I made a sale. Well, not anymore. The only way for me to get more hits and start making sales is to keep adding more helpful content. Another lesson learned and it just took some self-control.

P.S. Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate!

Have a wonderful day,

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ericpierre Premium
Thanks for sharing this information with us, Cathy! You are right! Checking your stats on a daily base will only make you nervous. I too don't do it daily, just once a week.
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Afro Gringo Premium
its.like the commercial...the first baby, use hand sanitizer berfore touching, the second hand him over to the grease monkey. thanks for the post.
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SuzaMarie Premium
LOL! So true and an excellent analogy!
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wendyg53 Premium
Congratulations on the traffic increase. It's a lesson to all of us - if you write good content, the audience will appear. :-)
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Thanks for the great post
well done and that is a great result, for sure
best wishes and you must let us in on the secret !!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers and good luck going forward
Cheers PB
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laparra1 Premium
That sounds really good Cathy, happy for you.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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abdul11 Premium
good post
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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kirby4065 Premium
Good advice. Happy 4th
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, hope your 4th was a good one!
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susanmacneil Premium
Good for you! Self analysis is always an eye opener! :)
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Yes it is!:)
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bethcharron Premium
Congrats and great advice.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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Ivine Premium
Hi Cathy, it is great to know your are working things out. Enjoy the 4th July celebrations. Irv.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks, hope you had a great 4th!
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drcmaint Premium
Well done.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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enebeliuk Premium
It's amazing what can happen with a little bit of self control. I wish I could practice that more often than I do. I could probably move mountains, or get ranked on page 1 of google. Whichever comes first I'd be happy with lol.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
lol, yes it is! I would probably have 100 more posts too!
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pablocortina Premium
Congratulations
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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AkliluWorkie Premium
I took your advice into account.Happy 4th of July!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Hope you had a great 4th!
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TheDummyOfWA Premium
Those are really good stats!! :)
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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jetrbby80316 Premium
I agree. Just check your Analytics periodically, don't get obsessed. Better to be obsessed with writing great content.

When you DO finally check, hopefully you will get a bigger and more pleasant surprise!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Yep, that's what I'm doing now!
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ozuell Premium
I liked your idea, but I don't think I can wait two weeks between checks. I will now formally make it my aim to check my site stats 24 hours after publishing my latest blog post! Don't you just love being able to make new headway by reading other people's posts? I know I do, and Thanks for the new aim!
Zuell
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Catwoman1459 Premium
I agree we learn a lot from other members here.
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rwaite3613 Premium
Happy 4th to you as well. Thanks for the insight, that is very beneficial information.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, glad you found it to be helpful!
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kasage00 Premium
Happy 4th of July!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you, it was great. I hope yours was too!
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AmberMay612 Premium
That's great! :) Thanks for sharing!
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Catwoman1459 Premium
You're welcome!
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bigrog44 Premium
You have a happy 4th.
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thanks, hope you had a good one!
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem.
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minitrio Premium
You're doing so well Cathy, keep it up !
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Catwoman1459 Premium
Thank you!
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