I though I would share with you some of my thoughts regarding blogging in 2012 - specifically for this site.
Rife's been good to me so far.
I've whined about the poor rise of this blog, and how I may have prematurely climaxed (never done that before) back in September with 20,292 hits and a luckily named blog about Japan's Miss Universe representatives - and then the downward spiral in October and November.
So, I did what any self-respecting blogger would do - I blogged like I had never blogged before during December with 81 blog entries, and got 15,494 hits. Awesome.
Proving that with more blogging I could get more hits, I then blogged less in January - with the expected results. Well, actually, the opposite of that. January had more hits - reaching 17,078 hits - which is nearly 1,600 more hits in a single month. Cool!
So... fewer blogs equals more hits? Or was there something I was missing?
No... it couldn't be?
Could it be social media at work? Twitter, which I joined in late December (@ASJ47)? Or what about Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Joseph/342880312408481) - I joined that a week ago. One friend. Matthew, of course... but then again, I didn't advertise it, and Matthew was the one who suggested I get on to it.
But no... I can't see such a dramatic rise due to Twitter.
Could it be that the January blogs were simply of better quality and they presented information or stories that people all over the world wanted to read?
That must be it.
Now I have to give you guys quality all the time.
You lucky, lucky bastards.
Oh well... more work for me.
Of course, the quality of the blogs will begin again AFTER this one. Ahem.