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.