December is here, and it’s a big month for me. Obviously, the holiday season is here, which means lots of Advent activities, followed by Christmas and the New Year. My grandfather is coming for a visit, followed soon thereafter by my mom and step-father. The three of them will be snow-birding here in Florida this year, so we’ll get to see them a lot. December also marks my birthday (one of the BIG ones) and my wedding anniversary (which are all BIG ones) and lots of opportuni
My friend and Social Media guru, Ken Mueller, posted a light and humorous look at the “behind the scenes” reality of his blog’s traffic yesterday. As bloggers look at the statistics of our blogs, we can see the search terms (from Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc) that people used to find our little sliver of the internet pie. Most search terms are fairly obvious, but sometimes, folks find a blog while looking for some strange things. Now, my blog is certainly not as popular as the In
So, here’s what I see when I look at my all-time blog stats: <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-382" class="size-full wp-image-382 lazyload" title="Screen Shot 2011-08-16 at 5.10.48 PM" src="https://ericswyatt.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/screen-shot-2011-08-16-at-5-10-48-pm.png" alt="Blog data screen shot" width="500" height="241" /> This is a screen shot of the WordPress stats for my blog. Dorothy Parker and James Thurber are cleaning up... I’m closing in on 10,000 pa
January has tied the highest traffic month for this blog. It is amazing how many more readers you get when you actually POST something. 🙂 Of course, my most-read posts continue to be the posts on Flannery O’Connor, James Thurber, and Dorothy Parker, but you take the traffic you are given. Happy February everyone… #readers #stats #thurber #posting #OConnor #blog #dorothyparker #blogtraffic #increase
When I started this new blog, I thought I knew what I wanted to do: Provide readers and writers of fine fiction a place to periodically consider the craft.
Simple enough, right? I mean, all I have to do is occasionally post up a story review, make a few comments on the structure or plot or characters, and I’m meeting that mandate. It really should be easy, because I’m constantly reading. I average two books and a dozen or more stories a week. Pick one. Blog it. Move on. Of c