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.