Yesterday, I was made aware by WordPress that my blog surpassed 100,000 views. I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank my two truly dedicated readers for visiting almost 50,000 times each. WP claims I have around 500 followers, but once you eliminated the ones who are trying to sell me something it comes right back down to the dynamic duo.
While I’ve dropped off in the number of blogs posted per year since I started 11 years ago, I think the quality has improved. Let’s face it, it had nowhere else to go, but up. And while, like most of you, I was stat crazy at the beginning (see here) I have learned to live with the rejection and not let it affect me. The hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars spent in self-image counseling has really paid dividends.
When I see some bloggers with many thousands of followers, I wonder two things. Either there are a lot of people trying to sell them things or I really need to up my game. So I’m reaching out to all my once and done visitors…..what would you like to see me write about? I’ve often heard the phrase “sex sells.” I would consider writing about sex but before I did I would have to seriously read up about it. And what about the new genders? I have even less experience with them. I could write more about sports but not everyone is interested in that. I might lose half my readership, although as I think about it, with just one follower we could just text each other about last night’s game and not have to write blogs. How about politics? That would be a safe subject with little risk of alienating anyone. Americans are great about hearing the other guy’s viewpoint and reaching a consensus. Anyway, send me your suggestions.
One last idea. You know how every once in a while you post a blog that you really weren’t that happy about. You get that accursed “publisher regret” feeling of “why did I write that, nobody is going to like it.” You know the kind, like the one you’re reading now. Next time, send it to me and I’ll publish it in my blog. Chances are my readership will increase many fold! You know what they say “One person’s trash is another person’s best blog.”
As further incentive to get you to return, for the first new reader who returns to my blog a second time, I will split the money with you that I save by canceling my next counseling session!
Would you buy a used car from this man? OK then, how about just visiting his blog?
Congratulations on making the milestone! I must admit, large part of my dropping off the blog world was the loss of readers. I know it’s not supposed to matter but it does. “hello, my name is Peg, and I’m a recovering stats junkie.” We’re entitled to our unrealistic egos, right?
I, for one, would never leave you. So glad you’re back.
You are such a goofball. I love all of your posts. How about more limericks? Sarcasm is always nice. Pointing out the obvious works for me. Talking about how not to do something would be entertaining. I’m easy, just don’t go away.
w/a Jansen Schmidt
Your wish is my command. The last one is easy. This administration provides material on how not to do something every day. Thanks for the comment. You are one of my stellar readers. Have a great day!
Congrats on 100,000 views! I would brag that I have picked up a couple thousand followers over 11 years, but the reality is that very few of them actually ‘follow’ me. They just clicked the follow button because they want me to reciprocate by following them. ‘Digital Shop’ and ‘Paris Vitamin’ and ‘Senior Accredited Psychotherapist’ – I just don’t think they ever view my posts!
Maybe their should be a new stat category….”Most phantom viewers”.
And maybe people couldn’t follow someone by clicking on a link in the WordPress reader – where you can also like a post without actually having to even read it…
Another milestone reached with your loving wit…keep on, my Bro. You Rock! ❤ xXx
Thank you for view number 50,001, Jane.
❤ You're welcome. Xxx
Congrats on the 100k views milestone Al, well done! I always enjoy your writing, especially posts with pictures of the pooches.
Thanks, Tricia. I promise another pooch picture post in the near future. Now there’s a tongue twister.
I must admit I’ve been remiss regarding reading blogs of any type. I get so much email from friend(s) sharing jokes, I’ve kind of tuned out of social media with exception of keeping in touch with family/friends on FB. You are an excellent writer and one I admire because you keep it up. I am in the cellar with my writing. You are an inspiration, and yes, I would buy a car from you. We may need one!
You are very kind, Karen. I try to keep it up but the instances of writer’s block keep getting more frequent and longer. And yes, I think social media is making everyone wearier and wearier.
I hate driving, so I’ll visit your blog…
I would buy a used car from you! Keep the blogs coming!
You truly.makenme LOL and I don’t care what you write about your blog is a winner. Keep at it…please.
Thank you, Dor. We Virginians have to stick together!
It’s the quality, not the quantity. Since I am replying, you can be assured the quality of your readership is top notch.😉
Write about what interests you; it will interest someone else. Although I did almost choke on “Americans are great about hearing the other guy’s viewpoint and reaching a consensus.” 😂 As long as the people talking are sheeples and snowflakes, I think agreement could be reached.
You do realize that was sarcastic, right?
Absolutely! You do realize that the sheeples and snowflakes would have to be talking to each other for agreement to occur, right? 😂