|Must resist the urge to shoot the teddy bear first!!!|
As you know I set myself some pretty stretching numerical targets for my second year in Blogging. Well On the 20th of every month I will be jotting down where I'm at with those targets. So how am I doing for hits, comments and followers? Not bad it seems:
- To reach 1 million hits by the end of year two I need to average 53,000 hits per calendar month... this month I reached 54,647. Yay!!! But I'm under no illusion here, the competition has helped that figure out quite nicely! My total hits at close of month 1 year 2 stood at 419577.
- I also wanted to reach 10,000 comments on this Blog too, well as you know I passed through 5,000 comments just over a week ago now, but what you won't know is that I'm currently at 5897 comments... *I'm making my shocked face*... turns out a lot of my new followers are going back through the old back catalogue and commenting. Thanks.
- I set a third target of having 1000 followers as well by the end of the second year. Again I think the competitions have given me a pretty darn good leg up on this target. I had 442 follower at the end of year 1. At the end of month 1 in year 2 I currently stand at 814. I've not quite doubled my follower count to 884 followers... but hey those competitions have really helped.
All in all I think I'm off to a pretty good start, and if I keep on promoting what I'm doing and where I'm going I think maybe, just maybe some of those targets are actually really quite achievable. In particular the followers target. I know the rate of followers has finally started to tail off considerably... but hey that was to be expected. However, if the quality of my writing can't draw another 186 followers in over the next 11 months then I don't think I'll carry on Blogging!!!
The comments target also looks more than achievable as well. Even if I take out the number of comments that I've had on my competition articles, I still added nearly 900 comments this month... that's impressive, and I think only 99.9% of them were from me. The 1 million hits by end of year 2 though? Nope, that's looking a long way off around about now. Genuinely I thought with all the competitions going off one after the other I'd have been breaching the 60,000 hits barrier and nudging up towards 70,000. Alas that hasn't happened, and nor does it look very likely to happen any time soon... perhaps I should start doing 40k army list articles... nah only kidding. Later on today I'll post my review (finally) of Dwarf Kings Hold: Ancient Grudge. Peace out!