At some point you will likely enable or check some form of statistics for your website. Whether it’s in your hosting control panel with analog stats, webalizer, or awstats. Maybe Google analytics or webmaster tools. Possibly adsense and affiliate programs. Or some other statistic program out there.
Stats can be fun and interesting, and they can be very helpful too. But, just how much time do you spend checking and analyzing all of them?
Spending just 10 minutes per day checking various stats adds up to 70 minutes per week. Spend 20 minutes per day and you are just shy of 2 1/2 hours per week.
I am not saying forget about stats altogether. They are indeed helpful. I just wonder if sometimes we don’t realize how much time we spend on something that seems small and trivial, but can add up to a fairly substantial amount over the course of a week or even a month.