This is a special number. An all four lineup!
It's a good time to stop and reflect about where has my blogging
journey took me so far, and what stops I'm yet to take.
Gotta admit, I lied..
I once said that views don't matter. Well they do. They are a measure of my influence and how much am I relevant on the World wide web. This number is equivalent to how many times someone stopped by the blog to read. Which is an idea I still find fascinating after 7 years of blogging.
The number four
In Japan the number 4 is pronounced in a way similar to the word "death" and many people there think of it as a number of bad luck. I'm not Japanese and don't believe in these superstitions. However, I have other things I believe in that they probably don't think of or care about - Wednesday hate much?
The next big thing?
Oh yes! The big 500,000.
I have been waiting for this for far too long. I will write a post to celebrate that milestone in due time.
Do views really matter?
They do, but not as much as you think. I could refresh like a madman trying to boost my view count or even ask a friend to do so every now and then. But what impact or change is going to happen from empty numbers like that? When a reader contacts me saying that they found what they are looking for or had a good time reading a post of mine. I feel like I'm on top of the world!
What do I want out of blogging?
I want to have a vibrant blog
that people frequent to read and learn new things. I want to have thousands of views each day. And I'd absolutely love to make some money out of my blog
. It's true that I'm no where near where I want to be. Yet when I look at where I've started, I came a long way and that in it self; is an achievement.
It all boils down to one thing
I started this blog
to help people solve problems I've faced, and to express my thoughts
and tell my stories
. So far it has been a wonderful experience full of ups and downs.
Thanks for reading this post. Onto more milestones together.
Labels: Milestone, Site update