It is only through our losses, failures, and hardships that we learn true growth and enlightenment.
How does one measure success in blogging?
Some would say that success on this platform can only be measured by how much money you have been able to make from your blog. As I don’t actually need any more money than I already have, then monetizing this thing has never appealed to me.
There are some very raw statistics that might tell me that the blog is a success;
- Number of followers; 2003
- Number of posts; 1024 (but that does not include the posts I’ve published and subsequently trashed)
- Number of views; 138,600
- Number of comments; 5,658 (not including the half-dozen comments I’ve received and trashed ~ for the benefit of whoever had sent a perhaps unsuitable few words)
Although I prefer to think that true success is measured by quality, and not quantity.
However it must be true that I am writing things that people want to read ~ else how would this ordinary English guy have had followers who stuck with me over the 4 years I’ve been writing this thing.
A very big thank you to you all
Words are also seeds ~ they grow, mature, and then bring forth after their kind.
I have suddenly realised that I haven’t been commenting on the posts I read as much as I used to do. You all have my apologies for my serious lapse in blog etiquette.
It seems that I have had a lot on my mind of late ~ and I had a 4 week vacation in California, from where it was hard for me to comment, (on a tablet, with limited internet access).
Just today I also realised that my frequency and care in commenting on all your posts isn’t going to improve for about another month.
This Hay House World Summit I’ve signed up for is going to take a hell of a lot of time, energy, and commitment from me. I know that I’ll have stuff all over the garret if I’m going to have a chance of achieving what I want, need, and desire from this programme.
So, you all have my apologies in advance for not commenting so very much on your most excellent posts.
We must give respect to our readership.
Over the weekend I noticed that this blog has now had over 100,000 visits / hits.
On top of that, it seems I now have 1,250 people following my blog.
Just how amazing is that? I feel quite good about all of it.
A great big thank you to all the very good and very interesting people who have contributed to these amazing numbers.
(I could mention a few special people by name, but that would be unfair. You know who you are anyway.)
I was quite satisfied with my creative life. I’ve always had reinforcement from a small but devoted readership. ~ Edith Pearlman