Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers! I’ve had a recent major change in my goal (s) as a blogger. Whatever my previous goals were, I now have a goal that really motivates me and seems to have released a new creative energy in me. The new goal is concrete, finite and I believe it is very doable. What is this new goal?
To achieve 1,000 to 2,000 page views every day.
Now that’s a simple statement of intention; but it encompasses a whole range of symbiotic actions: content production, social media promotion, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), efficient use of time and so on…In other words I not only have to work hard, but I also have to work smart. But since I’m passionate about blogging, working hard and working smart are not a burden. They are a release and a fulfillment of my creative self. I’m willing, able and happy to put in the time and the effort to achieve 1,000 to 2,000 page views every day.
Actually, it’s a relief to have a clear, finite, concrete and what I believe to be a doable end game (finally). Here are my page views for the last three days according to my Google Analytics.
- 26 June 2016: page views 1,021
- 27 June 2016: page views 986
- 28 June 2016: page views 965
Hail to Pitt!
Pittsburgh City Paper
In a little while I’ll take a stroll around the neighborhood (I live in what we locals call North Oakland, but it’s really just Oakland) to take in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood and to pick up a Pittsburgh City Paper. The PCP is a local print weekly (and it has a robust Internet presence) that focuses on local politics and local culture. It hits the streets every Wednesday. It has the largest circulation of any print weekly in the Pittsburgh area and it’s free. It pays for itself with ads. You see why I make sure to pick up an issue every week?
Even though the PCP employs a staff, I know I can learn a lot about putting out a successful local publication by being a regular reader (and student) of this free newspaper.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos of female nudes used for this blog post were sampled from Egotastic All Stars.