Last week I was having a discussion with my coworkers about how I think someone should feel when viewing/interacting with their site stats in the WordPress world. I made a list of things I’d expect and one of them I wrote down was definitely inspired by my personality:
@astralbodies made me smile today: "I like shiny things. Shiny things amuse and entertain me. Stats are shiny." Great in so many contexts
— Greg Ichneumon Brown (@gregibrown) April 4, 2014
I do really like shiny things. Okay maybe part of it is attention-related but in general I like things that stand out. Why have stuff that’s dull and drab when it perform the same function but LOOK AWESOME?
And I’ll further confirm it with my shoes and custom WordPress backpack.
Shiny Things keep me engaged and entertained.