Browsed by
Category: Uncategorized

The State Of The Blog (and ponies)

The State Of The Blog (and ponies)

So this blog is nearly two months old. A few of you seem to be enjoying the things I post here, or at least are nice people who stop by to humor me. Either way works for me.

Some inside baseball. My stats tell me I average between 10 and 20 views a day. In addition to that, I average 0-2 comments a day (this stat is way more important to me, to be honest).  These numbers aren’t where I’d like them to be yet, but that’s okay. I’m really happy I have a few loyal readers. Also, I knew building an audience would be more difficult here, without the help of the built-in wordpress or blogger network.

What prompted this post, actually, was that I saw a huge spike in views yesterday. 100+ views to be precise. My stats tell me these were all direct hits, which is weird, and I have no real referral data from them.  I also didn’t see any new comments from these views, which tells me it was most likely some sort of bot or something, and not some spike in popularity. Ah well.

I’ve made a few additions to the site in the last day or so that will enable you to be notified when I’ve posted something new. I’ve added a subscribe form in the sidebar so you can get notifications via e-mail. Also, I’ve added a link to this site’s rss feed, also in the sidebar. Feel free to use either of these, if you’d like.

Finally, I thought I’d post something cool, to reward those who have managed to read this far.

My daughter is really big fan of My Little Pony: Friendship is magic. We faithfully watch as a family each Saturday. Last Saturday’s episode was a BFD in the MLP:FIM community. It was also a musical episode. One song in particular sticks out for me, and encapsulates to me, what would make the world a better place if we could all hear it in our hearts.

A true, true friend helps a friend in need.
A friend will be there to help them see.
A true, true friend helps a friend in need
To see the light that shines from a true, true friend.

The Lascaux Review

The Lascaux Review

I was recently named “web editor” for the website The Lascaux Review, which in their words “provides a showcase for emerging and established writers and artists”. This is a pretty cool thing, in my opinion.

They let me choose my title. I decided to go with “web editor” because it makes me feel like Spiderman a little bit. Don’t judge.

I’m really just working with them part-time, as needed, on anything they need done to their website (they are launching a new design for the site soon). It’s something I’d be happy to do anyhow, but it’s official so I get my name listed on their About page (check it out!).

While you’re at it, head over to their Flash Fiction site and check out their latest writing contest (cash prize – $250!). You could totally win.