HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY TO ME!
I set up this blog last April and put up my first post a year ago, Friday. It was short, sweet, and to the point.
Since then, I’ve posted 49 times. Hopefully, I won’t miss any more weeks. Some months were post-ier than others, and some posts were more popular than others, but I kept at it.
In a time when my writing is mostly edits and revisions, it’s good to at least write a few hundred original words once a week. This post usually takes me maybe an hour a week, and half of that is often just taking pictures.
No power in the ‘verse can stop me, except me… or, you know, literal lack of power. Or lack of computer. But why do I post? There are so many reasons. They tell you to have a page and social media so you can build a following. Without an audience, this might as well be a private journal. If people are reading, that gives me some accountability. It makes me remember how to write when I’m between drafts. It keeps me focused on the-next-step.
This blog is me, documenting my process, my journey, my learning on the road towards publishing.
My other stats are small. You, my loyal readers and my new readers are part of that. I’ve had 1,279 views and 874 visitors. Of my posts that broke 50 views: Packing: Editing Your Life got 63 and Dealing with the 4th Dimension got 56. But hey, nothing’s stopping them from going viral in the future!
I’m not sure what makes people read. Is it the title? The blurb? The picture? Your own crazy schedules? I’ve settled into a 10/11am on Thursday morning schedule. In the theory that Monday’s are crazy, by Thursday, the routine is settling in, not as bored or likely to be taking a long weekend as Fridays. And posting just before lunch helps it hit your feed while you’re on your lunch break, but not get lost in the pile of stuff(2) that came in after you went to bed, before you got up in the morning.
Thank you for your support. Thank you for reading. Thank you for being there for me.
What do you want to hear about next?
(Apparently, they did a remix of that quote… that I will now subject you to. You’re welcome.)
1 – “No power in the ‘verse can stop me.” – Kaylee, on Firefly: War Stories
2- I’m pretty sure FB hides it half the time, but I’m not paying to elevate it.