Off to a Good Start

I’m more than a little stunned this morning.  Late last week I started my new blog project here, Early Music Explorations.  My first post, Spem in alium, took off like a rocket over the weekend.  As in, my regular traffic on this site because of this single post registered at 500% above normal.  As my regular readers know, I’m a social media hermit.  I’m not on Facebook or Twitter or anything like that.  So while 500% above normal still seems like a drop in the bucket compared to a great many sites out there, it’s 500% above normal!  I’m still wrapping my head around this.  Somewhere along the lines this post got shared repeatedly over the interwebs.  My nearly-silent partner here on this site has been tracking its progress, so while I’m unable to see the full extent of anything beyond how many page views I get, I do have some idea.

Basically I’m writing this to say thank you for reading.  I got little feedback, but the fact that it got shared so much speaks volumes.  And I did get a new follower in the midst of everything… welcome to you!

Not that most people who read that post will ever see this one, but it’s the principle of the thing.  I’m humbled that my little endeavor has traveled so far without any promotion on my part whatsoever.  It also encourages me quite a bit to do more, which is why I got to work on the next post for that series, Carmina Burana.  Not sure what I’ll do next, but half the fun is figuring it out.  I’m always open to suggestions.  Regardless, thanks again.

4 thoughts on “Off to a Good Start

      • I found that anything I post that could even be tangentially related to 50 Shades gets a stupid number of hits b/c of it… though thankfully only a few comments here and there (though every few weeks was enough for me to turn off commenting on my review of 50 Shades of Brains, which was hysterical and almost makes the original material worth it). In the mean time, best of luck with this new project, definitely an area you’re passionate about, and good luck to the spam filter!

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        • The good news is, these are actual hits. I don’t seem to have a way to track not numbers. I guess since WP is doing the security, I don’t need to worry on that front.

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