Post 1500

I don’t usually go around blowing my own trumpet, but this is my 1,500 post and every now and then I feel like people want to know about my achievements.  It is not a real big deal and there is no reason for anyone to celebrate, as I am not leaving WordPress.  This is my fourth post today and I need to write another one later for Song Lyric Sunday.  It is hot out today and besides jumping into the pool later, I will be here blogging or watching Netflix.  I write for my own enjoyment and I will continue doing this, as it keeps me busy and out of trouble.  I actually have no idea how to blow a trumpet, or how to play any musical instrument.  I have no dancing skills and nobody wants to hear me sing.

I usually get a minimum of 75 views per day, but I never get many LIKES.  That seems odd that people will look at what I write, but they don’t like it.  It makes me feel like the Howard Stern of blogging, as many people listen to his show, even those who don’t like him.  A month ago I went just over 250 views for a single day and for this year I have been averaging well over 3,000 views per month.  On May 19th, I got 81 LIKES, but I usually only get about 20 LIKES per day.  In my first month of blogging I only had 13 views, but now I am averaging 129 views a day.  My two most viewed posts are, Sloopy Hang On which received 5,663 views and Colder Than a Well Digger’s Ass which got 4,741 views.

This year has been good for me as I took over as the host of the popular challenge Song Lyric Sunday which is a lot of fun and the theme for tomorrow is Cards/Dice/Gamble/Lose/Win, which should be a lot of fun.  I am not doing that well on the other challenge that I am hosting, but great expectations can lead to great disappointments.  I joined the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie writing staff in the middle of April this year and I became the host of the MM Music Challenges, which takes place every other Friday.  Next Friday I will feature the Rolling Stones song ‘19th Nervous Breakdown’ and there will be plenty of topics for anyone who chooses to participate to write about.  I have previously discussed ‘Eli’s Comin’, ‘Teach Your Children’, ‘The Mighty Quinn’, ‘I Shot The Sheriff’ and ‘Rocket 88’.

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix – Mad About Metaphor, 22 June 2019! – Blow one’s own trumpet.

33 thoughts on “Post 1500

  1. Congrats on your stats. Consistency in blogging every day pays off in regular readers. I notice probably twice as many views as likes on my blog also which is a mystery. Not sure what hootsuite is. Haven’t looked at all of my stats lately, but my most viewed post used to be on Rocco Siffredi, the Italian porn star. Not sure what it is now. Have a wonderful Saturday in the pool — lucky you! — I’m headed over to GR to spend some time with my kids.

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      1. What I notice is that people repost the same post ~ I know because my like is already there. And they keep racking up more likes this way, sometimes over a period of years. I see posts pass through with hundreds of likes, but they were originally published a couple years back. Except for my Friday Flashback, which is actually a fresh post, my posts are written new.

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  2. Woo hoo! You’re quiet a prolific blogger, Jim. Congratulations on your milestone. I’m looking forward to many more from you. FWIW, I typically get around 100 views per post, but only about 30 likes and 12 comments per post. It is what it is. You’re doing great.

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