12,602??? That is an amazing number but I don't believe it for a second. I know my stuff is good enough to draw that many people but without comments or followers coming with these numbers they don't mean a thing. Stupid spam bots I suspect. Still, it's nice to dream.
Why do I even blog if only a few people are actually showing up to see the effort? I get good comments but not many of them. I see people who post less but get more comments. I post so much that you would think that SOMEONE would find something of interest that would COMPEL them to comment.
Nothing matters if you can't believe your metrics.