Upcoming Milestones

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

  1. 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…

  2. see thats how they catch up out! we think its pointless drivel….till suddenly…someone is a millionaire at our expense…

    1. 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 🙂

  3. 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!

    1. 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?

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