Tuesday, November 13, 2012

10 things I learned from blogging after 499 posts



So this is my 500th post. After almost 4 years, that comes to just 125 posts per year, 10 posts per month, 2 posts per week. Oy, numbers. Boring stuff. Moving on...

What have I learned, dear readers, after blogging on and off for the past 4 years? Well, I've made a list.

  1. Readers like them lists. Posts with lists get a lot of traffic. Should I number my paragraphs then?
  2. More comments don't mean there aren't any readers. In fact, the most popular post, which got 2,355 page views, just has 2 comments. 
  3. Include photos of handsome men in a post and, presto, you get huge traffic.
  4. Blog gets the fewest number of readers on Saturdays and Sundays; it gets the most on Mondays. I guess people still have a weekend hangover and would just like to surf the net mindlessly on Mondays.
  5. It feels weird to make "serious" posts. Talk about awkward.
  6. Adverbs are good. But I realized I use them carelessly and frequently in my posts. Must closely read and carefully proofread. Ack! I did it again!
  7. Popular posts get a lot of spam. Unfortunately, the only spam that I like is the one that comes in a can. And fried to a crisp. Mmmmm...
  8. I've never changed my blog banner. Facelifts, even virtual ones, scare me.
  9. The older the blog gets, the bigger the text font becomes. Blame my eyesight.
  10. This blog has become me. One time, I was in a bookstore and one person approached me and asked, "You're KyusiReader, aren't you?" I don't know if that's a good thing or not.

15 comments:

ןıuǝ oɟ ɟןıƃɥʇ said...

there is but one KyuSi Reader. Congrats!

Peter S. said...

Thanks, line of flight!

Kaz said...

500?? Awesome. Something to emulate!
*bows reverently*

Monique said...

Hello, bigger fonts! I welcome you with open arms! :D

angus25 said...

I can't last a year without changing anything in my blog. I changed the theme, the format, and yes, the banner. It amazes me that your banner is the same as ever. And yehey, more posts to come, please? :)

Peter S. said...

Hello, Kaz! You flatter!

Hi, Monique! LOL! I love big fonts!

Hey, Angus! Maybe I'm just too lazy? LOL!

Inong said...

napansin ko rin yung about sa Monday, Congratulations sir! sa ika-500 post!

martine said...

Congratulations, keep on blogging:-)
much love
martine

Peter S. said...

Hello Inong and Martine! Thanks!

jzhunagev said...

Congrats on your 500th post!

Cheers for more books to read and review!

Peter S. said...

Thanks, jzhunagev!

bennardfajardo said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! More power!:D

Keso said...

Infamous! Congrats on your 500th, hope to read more of your posts. They keep me wanting to read more books

Peter S. said...

Thanks, bennard and Keso!

Ira Sabile said...

I enjoyed this one immensely...oops,are adverbs allowed in comment section? :).so lovin' your blog!