“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:
Yep, they all work.
Here’s what I found…
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.
I 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…