It’s always nice to see my hit count spike when I post something people connect with. So, first of all, welcome to all the new visitors who’ve been coming to this blog. I hope you’ll stay and check out some of my other stuff. The best place to start is on one of the pages linked above — Best O’Blog (for my favorite posts from this blog) or Other Writing (for pieces published on other sites). You might also want to check out the About Me page for some background about the site and me in particular.
Because so many new people have been coming, I owe a big thank you to my regular visitors, who have obviously been kicking some serious tushie (that’s right – “tushie” – it’s a family blog) getting the word out. I don’t always see who’s sharing my posts on Twitter and Facebook or I’d thank you all individually (and if we’re not FB friends, I probably didn’t see your share at all). However, I do see how many people are sharing, and it’s more than just the friends I’m quietly bribing to link me, so I know some of you are doing it because you actually like my posts. Wow.
That being said, to the rest of you, I ask you to please join in and help spread the word. If you see something here that you find interesting/funny/informative/infuriating, please click the links at the end of each post that let you share the post easily on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re on Digg, Reddit StumbleUpon or some other site so hip I haven’t even heard of it yet, then link me there, too. (Reddit has been particularly kind to me lately.) Link me on your own blog, if you have one. Send out an email to your friends who you think might appreciate this blog. Most of my readers have found me through referrals from their social networks, so I really rely on that word of mouth to help my readership grow.
Please also like me on Facebook, follow me on Twitter and subscribe to the blog by providing your email in the right column where it says “Follow Blog Via Email”. (You’ll only get emails about new blog posts, no spam.)
And most of all, comment! I love hearing from readers, especially if they have nice things to say (but even sometimes if they don’t), and it helps me understand what people like and dislike about the posts so I can figure out what kind of content works best here.
Sorry for the hard sell. I promise not to do this too often, but as I’ve said before, I’m trying to get my memoir published, and the more hits and subscribers I get, the more interested publishers become. I don’t advertise on the site, and I don’t make any money from it, so when people help me bring in more readers, that’s all the payment I ask for.
I’ll be back soon with another regular post… and eventually, that redesign I’ve been teasing.
Thanks again for reading!