I realized the other day that I have 3 HUGE milestones coming up for my blog.
Milestone 1: 100 posts
Milestone 2: 5,000 hits
Milestone 3: The One year Anniversary!!!
As it stands currently, this is my 91st post, I have 4,843 hits, and eight weeks and 2 days until my one year Blogiversary.
Now, wouldn’t it be freaking fantastic if somehow I managed to hit all three milestones on the same day (October 15th). Not just fantastic, but fabulous. FANTABULOUS!
The first one I have control over, I can spread my posts out over the next two months so that my 100th falls on the right day. The third one is inevitable- the day must come, the anniversary will exist no matter what.
The second one, though, I have no control over. So it’s up to you guys- my readers (can I call you friends? fans? or is that too weird. Yeah, it’s a little weird. We’ll stick with reader friends). I need you to help me get the word out. I need 157 hits by October 15- but I can’t go over that until October 16!
I know, I’m weird. But I’ve never tried to hide that.
So, what do you think? Doable? or Pipe dream?
I say Doable!
To celebrate the one year anniversary, I plan on posting a week of my favorite posts, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to comment below and that will help me start planning. I’m a planner, it’s what I do.
I’m also thinking of starting some sort of weekly story post. I’ve seen it on a lot of other blogs and it seems popular and a good way to find new followers. Would you guys prefer for me to post a current WIP or something new? It would probably encourage me to actually finish a WIP, but if it was something new I could tailor it to a weekly blog post, make the segments short and it wouldn’t have to be novel length when finished. Hmm… I could always post Twenty-Five, that would get me back on the editing warpath. Or would it be horrible of me to steal the idea of other bloggers? Well, I have 2 months to decide, I’m not going to start anything until after the anniversary.
And a little thing that makes me happy: learning that maybe I don’t suck at networking after all. I was absolutely delightful at last night’s greater triangle chapter ISES meeting.
8 thoughts on “Upcoming Milestones”
Congrats….don’t you just love stats? I think weekly storyline posts are a great idea, i’ve also being toying around with that idea…but the paranoid android in me fears someone steals all the episodes and one day i see a book on the shelf in a random bookstore….haha…
Haha, perhaps I should be paranoid about that, but I can’t imagine anyone wanting to take my pointless drivel and pass it off as their own
see thats how they catch up out! we think its pointless drivel….till suddenly…someone is a millionaire at our expense…
Luckily, I hand write everything first, then post it on TNBW second, so I could probably prove the work was my own if I needed to… But I have so few regular readers, I’d probably be able to pick out the thief if it came down to it! haha 🙂
It.would.be. FANTABULOUS!! 🙂 And I have a feeling you’re going to hit those three birds with one stone Rachel!
Oh a new serial story YAY! I say start writing an entirely new one for your blog. Can’t wait!
I had a great idea today- I’ll post my short story collection (which I haven’t started yet but have the idea for) on one day and have a second “serial” called “Poetry from My Youth” where I’ll put up all the horrible poetry I wrote in middle school and high school! I know I have my old notebooks stored away somewhere and I am totally going to find them! There were some that I remember very fondly. And if I get really ambitious I’ll post a novel too. We’ll see. It’s all about becoming a real writer, right?
I think you can totally hit the trifecta…how exciting would that be?
I’ll be watching as the date draws closer.. 😉
Thanks Romi! I think it would be pretty F-ing sweet!