This post popped up as a memory on my personal Facebook page – it was my very first re-blog and it’s been 3 years already! Back then I had, like, 3 followers (Cordelia and her 2 sisters) and was totally obsessed with those darn statistics. Which I’m not now, no absolutely not, no way do I care about how many followers I do or don’t have … um, like, more than 3 now, I think? Be sure to click over to my statistics post – if you’re one of us insecure bloggers, you’ll find it especially amusing.
I would like to add, however, that in the past 3 years, I’ve figured out what kind of blogger I am – I’m the fun-loving, write-what-I-want-when-I-want kind of blogger, and you can either read me or not ’cause I’m mostly doing it for myself. I even opted to pay for the “no ads” service on my site because I really hate those pop-up ads and I don’t want anything to detract from my wonderful words (and photos, don’t forget the photos!). Even though I could maybe make a few much-needed pennies on those ads. That’s how serious I am.
Enjoy today’s no-ad offering (and bring all your friends, please!).
Above image by Andrew Tarvin
I just have to share a post with my readers — it ties in so well with my October 22 post on statistics. The following was published just this morning (November 19, 2013) on Cordelia Calls It Quits and is being re-blogged here with permission from Kelly Gurnett:
Why Healthcare.gov Batkid Kale Means Icognito iPhone Thor
(Assemble your own trending keyword title here!)
In blogging, and in life, there are certain rules people expect to follow for guaranteed “success.”
In blogging, these rules include such things as: maximizing your title with the top trending SEO keywords (estimated time to accomplish: 15-30 mins./post), micro-analyzing your site stats to understand every possible way your audience is finding you (30 mins. – 1 hr./day everyday), and A/B split testing your email subject lines to make sure every single message you send out reaches the highest percentage of your email…
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Even with my first blog, it has never been totally about stats. Nice to know someone reads your stuff and even nicer when someone likes it.
I remember when I got my very first, non-family comment. I was so excited that someone – anyone – enjoyed my writing!