Just in case anybody was at all interested in Of Thespiae’s stats, I’ve made my 2011 WP Jetpack stats public (these only count the stats since activating the WP Jetpack).
I get a lot of odd searches leading people here. Since my Adonis post, I’ve gotten more people finding this site on an Adonis search than an Eros search, which makes me feel like a failure as Eros’ devoted, at least if I think about it too much.
My site stats fascinate me —not necessarily out of ego (I hope), but because I like to see what kinds of things get people interested in this blog —not necessarily with the goal of changing my posting habits to gain hits, oh no (if that were the case, I’d simply post more often) but because of just human curiosity. What is it about one post that seems to attract people here more than posts I consider so much better, more worthy? Since so few people leave me comments, I have stats to go by.
To those of you unfamiliar with WordPress, basically WordPress automatically does your stat-counts, search queries, etc…, and if you have a privately-hosted WP-based blog (like this one), you can download the JetPack for WordPress.com account connectivity and benefits —this includes stats.
So, I noticed a search today that confused me. It’s my top search keywords for today, and I have no idea why:
I searched Wikipedia, hoping for some insight, and I’ve discovered that he’s a painter of the Neoclassical school, who cites as influences on his art Polykleitos and Pythagoras. He also has a website.
I have no idea what pointed people here with that search (I know a lot of people get here via Adonis on a Google image search —I decided to test that for science, once), as I don’t recall ever having heard of him, and an image search tells me I don’t have any of his work on here (nor even my home computer). I did find these paintings though, and figured I’d share, in hopes of directing more people to his site: