As I was checking my emails yesterday, I came across this message from WordPress.com which was basically about my “2010 year in blogging.”
Of course I was curious to find out how I fared… though honestly, I was nervous, too. I mean, what if the people from WordPress were just writing me to let me know that compared to all the other WordPress bloggers out there, I paled in comparison… or that my entries were pretty much senseless… or that I was too lazy to write? But then thinking about it, who am I trying to impress anyway? Am I not blogging because I love writing and blogging is a good outlet for my thoughts and ideas? It’s not as if it’s a contest and I have to compete with someone…
And so I looked at the summary of my “over-all blog health” for 2010. This was what I saw…
They (the WordPress team and the Stats helpers) compared my number of blog views to about 5 full Boeing 747s. Of course, I had to read that analogy a couple of times over before I fully understood what they meant (duh!).
Seriously, I have no idea how I wowed them. I know there are bloggers out there who write every day. I am happy enough if I get to write at least twice a week. Sometimes, the spirit is willing… but the brains just won’t cooperate. There are times when I stare at the screen willing the letters and words to just appear. At times I just hope that by staring at the screen long enough, I will get the needed inspiration to come up with something. That doesn’t really work, though… I mostly end up chatting with my friends or doing Facebook.
But then the Site Summary from WordPress really made me feel good about myself. I had the tendency to count the number of times I couldn’t blog for different reasons… but the Site Summary showed me that I WAS able to post a certain number of entries… meaning, I was able to write that much in a given year. And that’s something. 117 posts/entries/articles/essays is way much better than none.
SO this year, I will try to do even better. I will join that postaweek2011 challenge. I am even setting a goal of blogging more than once a week (I have to be realistic, blogging daily is overkill for me).
Now I am really excited. Who knows, I might wow even myself along the way.
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credits: Blog Health Meter from WordPress.com
Kudos to the WordPress.com team and the Site Stat helper monkeys (?!) for coming up with the Blogging Summary. I know the stat count is automatic and all, but to have a summary for each and every WordPress blog site is truly amazing. The helper monkeys must have worked overtime! (Unless I am the only special one you made a summary for, then I’m doubly thankful!)
Hats off to you guys.