Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Traffic? I have traffic?!

Out of curiosity, I signed into my Blogger account today and clicked on the stats link. You know, for shits and giggles. I've been blogging for about a month now (after not blogging for a while when my agent hunt fizzled), but since I haven't yet promoted my blog anywhere, I haven't expected people to read it. It's mostly been for myself, and to have an online presence later on when I'm closer to publishing and set out to actually start promoting my novel.

But I guess my post yesterday got indexed in some searches, probably because of the timely subject matter (the Titanic launch centenary), and some people actually viewed the post!  Eek!

I have no idea if any of them stuck around and read the whole thing. Most likely people were looking for stories about the anniversary celebration and wondered how the hell they ended up on some nobody writer's blog. Heh. Still, it's kind of cool. And a little frightening, to be honest. It's easier to blog when you don't think anyone's out there reading and judging you.

In other news, I haven't gotten any actual work done today. Had some drama at the day job, then a bad rain storm that knocked out power and Internet for a bit and made my desktop go all wonky when it came back up. It's still freezing up randomly for no apparent reason, so I may have to admit defeat and shut down for the day, see how things go tomorrow. Bah. I wanted to be more productive today, but most of what I want to do requires either InDesign or Illustrator, both of which require my computer to be on its best behavior. I'm thinking that's not in the cards today. Damn storm.

I also signed up for AbsoluteWrite today, so I'll probably include a link to this blog in my posts... if I ever get up the guts to post anything. So if I do, and anyone clicks the link: *waves to AW folks* Hi there!


  1. Kewl. I guess I'll be one of the first to leave a comment. (Hope you see it.)

    Member of AW, newbie too. Thought I would come over and check out your blog. I am a big history buff and the Titanic thing sounded interesting.

    Quick note: You have a great writing style. Very relaxed and you connect well to the reader.

    I would offer a suggestion. Add a "follower" widget to your blog. (If you want to make it easier for others to keep up with what you are doing.) It's never too early to start building a readership. It'll help you sell your book, whether you go the indie or traditional route.

    I went a good month without that widget before someone called it to my attention.

    Good luck to you in your career!

  2. You might be surprised at how tight the AW-bunch is. :) We're everywhere! lol

    I'm with Bryce about the "follow" widget. You might want to give it a try. Best of luck!

  3. Hey, thanks to both of you for commenting! I didn't even realize I had comments until I posted today and went to look at the blog. I guess I need to tweak some settings so Blogger informs me in the future.

    Bryce, I'll definitely look into the follower widget. Thanks for the advice and compliments. :)