5 Ways To Overcome Your WordPress Stats Addiction

5 Ways To Overcome Your WordPress Stats Addiction

Do you check your WordPress stats every five minutes or less?

If you have answered, “Yes,” you are deeply addicted to checking the stats on your blog.

Today, I am going to provide you with some simple tips on breaking your WordPress stats addiction (So, read on closely, my friend).

1.) Log Yourself Out Of WordPress (Optional)

A lot of you may cringe at the idea of logging yourself out of WordPress (Hey, do not worry, you can always sign in to your WordPress account in the next hour or so).

Why should you log yourself out of your WordPress account?

Because logging yourself out of your WordPress account will ensure that you would not be able to check your stats every five minutes or less.

To resist the urge of logging yourself back into your WordPress account, I recommend walking away from your computer and leaving your smartphone at the desk (The less temptation that you have pertaining to logging back into your WordPress account before an hour’s time, the better).

2.) Devote 15 Minutes Of Your Time To Coming Up With Blog Post Ideas

One of the reasons why some bloggers are unable to keep their blogs active is because they are bankrupt of ideas (If they had ideas, they would have been able to flesh them out into blog posts).

Also, spending fifteen minutes of your time coming up with blog post ideas is more fruitful than wasting the same amount of time looking at your WordPress stats.

What should you do whenever you come up with worthwhile blog post ideas?

You should jot them down, of course (I recommend writing them down in an old-fashioned notebook).

When you are desperate for blog post ideas, you can open your notebook and read through your list of blog post ideas.

3.) Devote An Allotted Amount Of Time For Researching Your Chosen Topic

Another way to overcome your WordPress stats addiction is to spend an allotted amount of time for researching your chosen topic.

Here is a list of advantages to researching your chosen topic in advance:

  • You will have up-to-date information to work with.
  • You will be in a much better position to put your blog post together with ease.
  • You will be in a much better position to write your blog posts in a shorter timeframe (This is ideal for those people who do not have much time at their disposal).

Do you ever research your chosen topic in advance?

4.) Create A Blog Post Whenever You Are Tempted To Check Your WordPress Stats (Optional)

For the record, it is not mandatory for you to publish every blog post that you write.

However, the act of writing blog posts regularly will help you to develop the habit of writing.

So, whenever you are tempted to check your WordPress stats, write a blog post (If it turns out to be one of those blog posts that is well-written, you can schedule it to be published at a later date).

5.) Devote An Hour To Reading Blog Posts From Your Fellow Bloggers

Instead of checking your WordPress stats every five minutes or less, you can devote one hour of your time to reading blog posts from your fellow bloggers.

After you have thoroughly read a blog post, you can leave the blogger a valuable comment in their blog’s commenting section and press the Like button.

On a positive note, you will be taking the time to check out the blog posts from your fellow bloggers (Which, ironically, is something that a lot of bloggers have claimed that they have insufficient time to do).

Wrapping Up

Whenever you are tempted to check your WordPress stats every five minutes or less, you can resist the urge to do so by doing the following things:

  • Logging yourself out of your WordPress account (Optional).
  • Devoting fifteen minutes of your time to coming up with blog post ideas.
  • Devoting an allotted amount of time for researching your chosen topic.
  • Creating a blog post whenever you are tempted to check your WordPress stats (Optional).
  • Devoting an hour to reading blog posts from your fellow bloggers.

Thank you for reading and I look forward to having you here on Renard’s World in the very near future.

66 thoughts on “5 Ways To Overcome Your WordPress Stats Addiction

  1. I don’t have this addiction to check my blog’s stats every five minutes, but thanks for the tips. I always forget to write down blogging ideas, but after the tips you gave me I’m going to do that.

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    1. 🙂 I am pleased to know that you are not addicted to checking your WordPress stats.

      Writing your ideas down in a notebook will come in very handy the day you desperately need them.

      Thank you for reading and commenting!


  2. Wise words. Checking stats hasn’t been a big issue for me, but it’s definitely important to focus about what is going into your blog and connecting with other bloggers. Thank you for the reminder, and for the ideas of how to find new ideas!

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  3. LOL Renard, I just looked at my Google Analytics for the 1st time in a few days. It can get addicting even after years of blogging. I have Site Kit in my dashboard so I can view them right from WordPress now.

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  4. Thanks for the great tips. I even wonder when I last checked my blog stats. Guess am not addicted to them.

    For the blogging ideas, thanks for putting an emphasis to it. Inspiration is found in different places and once we learn to cherish the ideas we get and store them somewhere then we would be good to go at all times. Blessings

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  5. Great post and suggestions Renard. I’ve been there, and had to uninstall the WP app from my phone for a while. That helped immensely! I keep a page in drafts of titles and inspiration. 💖

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  6. I wouldn’t even know how to and where to check my stats. I know the overall hits and number of my subscribblers since they are shown on the title page. What else would I need to know? Ok, around xmas almost every year I make a post about the condition of my bloggo, but it’s always a struggle since I have to find all the stats first.

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  7. I have nearly 200 posts started – either posts from long ago and another place that I have to delve into and re-work, or new ones to work on. However, because of a brain injury, there are times I just can’t concentrate enough to write what I want, so they sit until I am ready to work on them. I do check my stats a lot, but it gives me ideas on what is working and what isn’t to pick something to work on.

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  8. Lol… I’ve just flick from my stats to seeing this post! How timely! I’m not addicted at all… it was only my third time looking at my stats today!! Haha 😅

    I do agree with your tip about jotting down blog ideas though. I’ve been keeping a list of blog titles and notes on my phone as and when they come to me. Sometimes it’s even during conversations with my friend. So that’s a good one! However, I know have a long list of blog ideas but no time to write! 🙈

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  9. I like your ideas about what to do instead of looking at your stats- I look at mine at the end of the day because I like to see where people are reading my blog from- I’m more excited to see all of those different locations as opposed to traffic #s.

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  10. Great advice, Renard. I especially like #5. It is easy to get wrapped up in our own blog and quite refreshing to read blogs we follow and fun to converse in the comments. Reading our friends’ blogs can also give us inspiration (a lot more than reading our stats)!

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