As I’ve said before I’m a pretty regular guy with a full time job, wife, kids and the house. I’m quite determined not to turn this into one of those whining about your day mommy blogs, or a blog about blogging. There are quite enough of those to go around.
Still it’s good to reflect on things once in a while and sit down for a second and admire the view. I’ve been at this just on two months and cracking 23,000 visitors in that time has been quite pleasing. Plus more importantly 91 people following by either Feed readers or Google Friend Connect. I’m honored and very thankful to see for a lack of better words… a fan base.
Mostly these first two months were just intended to be content creation. If I’d had 1000 visits and 10 people following the feed, I would have been quite ok with that. I’ve done 50 posts, and if you take away the around 10 or so very short ones, that’s 40 posts of around 800 or so words each, or around 32,000 words… roughly a 90 page non-fiction paperback. Not a bad start. The long term goal is definitely to head towards book completion though that’s a process getting there. At some point this does have to have a financial payday as that would be wife pleasing and anything requiring this much effort needs to become self-supporting or it will ultimately fail by exhausting me. So books are an obvious product.
The other goal is that readers get helped. Marriage is great or at least it’s great when the marriage itself is actually great. When it all falls apart the fallout is extreme. I’m obviously holding out better sex as the motivating piece of cheese to draw male attention, but ultimately my methodology to get that is to advise men to be better husbands and men in general. There has to date not been a single negative female comment of the “you suck” variety on the blog. Wives really like what I’m saying, despite the fact that I’m teaching husbands how to game the panties off them. I’m that on target.
I’ve got the standard Google Analytics stuff running behind the scenes. I get a lot of in and out readers who bounce after a few seconds. No biggie, that’s normal. What is exciting though is I can also see some people coming and staying on the site for over half an hour reading page after page. And some people coming back to the site again and again.
You’re welcome. Thank you. It’s for you guys. Keep coming, and I’ll keep the content coming. When the book comes out buy a copy to say thanks if I helped you any. And when I say “book” I mean “book”, not a $79 e-book that’s 32 pages long. I mean something you can buy on Amazon.com and turn pages on. A book. A frakking book.
So anyway, I got a couple questions for the lurkers…
1. What areas have I covered that most interested you?
2. What else would you like me to cover or answer?
3. As an author, I’m generally keeping a low profile in the content. This has been a blog about “sex and marriage” rather than about “Athol Kay”. Understanding I’m not going to bitch about my day or throw photos of my wife’s ass on the Internet… How much more of me, or us, do people want to see on the blog?
Also tomorrow I’ll be going over the blogroll and dropping the blogroll widget for ye olde static links to other sites. It makes no sense that a blog like In Mala Fide who actually sends me traffic gets punted off the blogroll widget by posts from blogs that never send me traffic. If you want in now would be a good time to leave a comment to alert me to your presence as I do housekeeping.
Anyway… enough slacking, I’m not being paid to believe in the power of my dreams. See you all tomorrow.