It was 30 days ago that I posted what quickly proved to be the most popular blog post I've ever done: "11 Ways You Can Stop Pissing Me Off On Twitter". This is what that looked like:
As you can see, the popularity of that post was an order of magnitude higher than most posts, and beat the previous champ, "Ode to the Semicolon" by 400%.
I bring all of this up because as of tomorrow, the hits from "11 Ways" will drop off my 30-day view of blog statistics, and all the numbers will go back to normal. While it's been fun to see monthly stats of 2000+ hits, those really aren't representative of my usual visitor rate. In the graph above, I included the few weeks before and after "11 Ways" so you could see what I mean.
Bear in mind, I have no intention of being a one-hit wonder. This was fun, but my idea for this writer's blog is somewhat different. I've always thought that a good game plan is one that combines short-term and long-term strategy. Executed with dedication and focus, that's a surer path to success than tossing out would-be blockbusters and hoping for one smash that you can ride to glory.
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