Although this site has only been back online for less than a week now, I’m already feeling better about its content than I have in a very very long time. So far, I’ve done a decent job of staying on topic, and providing what I think is useful insite into the brain of this designer. Of course, useful is relative I suppose.
Which brings me to some rather less useful information. This is in fact, Rinsefirst’s 1100 post. Maybe that doesn’t matter, given that we’ve hit the 100 mark, 500 mark, and the 1000 mark. I still think 100 posts is quite a few to make, so to some degree, it is some sort of accomplishment.
I normally mark these accomplishments with a posting of site stats, but because most of those stats are not presently available to me without a lot of additional work, I regret that I won’t be able to share them with you. I would like to mention something though.
Blogging takes a certain level of patience and dedication if you wish it to be done “right”. If you give it that, any blog, no matter how off topic, will develop consistant readership. Failing to give it any sort of dedication, will cause the site to die so fast, it isn’t even funny.
The stats over the years of Rinsefirst demonstrate this time and time again. Any sort of downtime, or lack of new posts, results in an immediant loss in traffic. For every day it is down, it seems like it takes 2 days to get any sort of recovery from it. If your wondering why your personal blog is not generating traffic, I recommend switching to a very regular update schedule. Even if it’s once a week, that’s enough to let people know they should come back weekly.
For those of you who are daring enough to try to do daily updates, I STRONGLY recommend pre-updating. I’ve already mentioned this once, but I can’t believe how much it has already helped me. In fact, I’m almost to the point where I’m writing these posts 3 to 4 days ahead of when they get released. That means I can take a day off if I get busy and don’t have time to write one. That is an AMAZINGLY helpful to me.
Well that’s all I have to say for this particular post. 1100 down, so many more to go.