Aging Expectations

My Best Blog Posts

downward“Hey,” I said to myself the other day, “wouldn’t it be fun to see what blog posts are most popular this year.”

“Sure,” I agreed. “That sounds like a super fun idea.”

What is it called when something you think is fun but it turns out completely depressing?

Here are some choices:

  • bleak
  • daunting
  • disheartening
  • distressing
  • heartbreaking
  • sad

Yep, they all work.

Here’s what I found…

Top 10 Most Popular Posts for 2014

On the surface it all seems fine.

Here are my problems; I’ve only written five of those posts. Let me do the math for you…that is only 50% of them!

And, none of these posts were even written this year.

That is depressing.

upwardI haven’t jumped off any bridges yet because I am justifying. I mean, that’s the art of survival right. Justification for self-preservation.

  • Disney (3 of the 10) is a VERY popular destination.
  • Any posts written by a guest get promoted by me AND them, so that’s double opportunity for people to see it.
  • I’ve only just restarted blogging a few weeks ago, so it’s going to take a while to build back readership.

I am not writing this post for pity. Okay, maybe a little pity. My main reason is to be real and honest about my blog.

I read so many blogs that are roses and sunshine about their statistics.

They even go so far as to say, “Hang in there. Blogs take time. When I started I only had 10,000 views per month. You’ll get there.”

And, I’m like…10,000 views PER MONTH! That would be awesome.

Then they go on to say, “Once I wrote a post that only received 45 comments. It was a hard day.”

And, I’m like…does that include your spam comments?

Finally, they say, “Don’t give up. You can do it too!”

And, I’m like…is poking someone in the eye with a stick against the law?

So, that’s where I’m at today. How about you?

Oh, guess what?

I had another great idea. I’m going to do a post about my worst posts of the year.

If you think reading this was depressing, you haven’t seen anything yet…

 

4 comments

  1. Now now, don’t be too hard on yourself. You took a much-needed blogging hiatus from October until April to WRITE YOUR BOOK! You’ve been busy! The way I see it, that was a huge accomplishment and you’ve been very consistent and active with your blog since April. I for one am reading them all. I just don’t tend to respond to blog posts, as I’m busy myself, and I can cut down on my Inbox emails by not responding (i.e., not getting the confirmation emails in return). That was one of my 2014 resolutions- to make a dent in my Inboxes!

    So…blog away! We’re reading, even if we’re not always responding!!!

    1. So sweet! Thank you 🙂
      Right, I do have the finished book!
      Glad I’m not alone and you are working on something too. Inboxes are impossible, so totally big to take that one on!!

  2. Love how honest you’re Ronnie! But you have to remember that even if you didn’t write them, people read them from your blog! Can’t wait to hear more about your book.

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