Hello, hello, hello, all you rock ‘n’ rollers! It’s me again, the editor/publisher of your favorite online magazine out of Pittsburgh that covers blogging, karaoke, movies, sexy stories, television and topless women.
I’m happy to report that this morning when I did my deep breathing, flexibility and stretching exercises in preparation for karaoke at Sonny’s Tavern the first Sunday night of next month I held my breath for over 50 beats. Breath control is essential to karaoke as an art form.
And I’ve been more or less puttering around the apartment (I did take a nice stroll around the neighborhood earlier today) reading the two books I checked out from the public library (one about inventions or “how we dream up things that change the world” and the other book about war between England and Spain in the early 1600s) while flat on my back on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head while listening to classical music, sports and the news on the radio.
But I digress…
The Gazette is never far from my thoughts. Today I had an epiphany just like a character in a flash fiction story. Here I am obsessing about The Gazette reaching 1,000 page views every day as a baseline (something that may not happen for a few more months) when I should really be striving to make 25,000 page views every month the baseline for this blog.
This publication went online in February 2014. It has only gone over 25,000 page views during any give month twice. It got 28,441 page views in April 2016 and 27,421 page views in May 2016. That’s it.
So, I’ve changed my immediate page view goals. Instead of striving for 1,000 page views every day I will strive to make 25,000 page views every month this blog’s baseline: or in other words first things first. As I compose this blog post The Gazette has 24,742 page views for July 2016. I’ll have over 25,000 page views in a few hours. Then I have to do it again next month and each of the following months. This should be my true immediate goal. Everything else will flow from this.
Now I’ll publish this blog post, listen to The Doors on YouTube, then stretch out on the sofa with two pillows under my weary head and listen to Pirates baseball on the radio as I watch a silent film or a surfing movie on YouTube. You don’t need to listen to a silent film or a surfing movie. And I’ll continue to think about The Gazette at the same time.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. All photos of Courtnie Quinlan used in this blog post were sampled from Egotastic All Stars. Now would be a great time to bookmark or to follow my little girlie magazine or to take out a free email subscription today if you haven’t done so already.