This past weekend I spent some time with a friend thinking of using a blogging platform for her website, for she knew that I had made a similar switch with my own three websites (they are now all on TypePad). Could they be slicker, and generally better? Yes, but I’ve way too much impatience to work with a webmaster who is more web-savvy than I am, unless he or she would have the time and enough responsiveness to be at my beck and call. So for now, and with this stage of my business, I’m happy as a clam right where I am.
Anyway, as we took a look at some of the traffic counters and stats programs I play with, a couple of page load numbers jumped off the screen at us both:
6 page views . . . visit length 30.19 minutes
22 page views . . . visit length 33.33 minutes
42 page views . . . visit length 102.11 minutes
2 page views . . . visit length 17.45 minutes
9 page views . . . visit length 25.06 minutes
Now for those of you who know the significance of these things, yes, these are sprinkled in with the 1 page view in less than a nanosecond entries too- lots of them. However the bigger numbers are pretty normal for both Talking Story and Managing with Aloha Online on a daily, all time-blocks basis, and it is clear that there’s a whole lot of copy and pasting going on, besides the computer screens occasionally left idling on a page.
My friend, who is also an author, thought I was nuts not to put some kind of copy-blocking on my posts, protecting my copyrights. However my attitude is, if it helps you manage with Aloha, Go for it!