Of course, I analyze the traffic stats of my blog, like a red-tailed hawk stares at the slightest movements of grass in an open field. That was a great simile because there is very little to no action on this blog/journal. In my Wordpress Jetpack Site Stats I usually get about 1.5 visitors per day.
I’m tempted every day to post a link to this website on Facebook. When I do, I get some more traffic, but I don’t think that’s polite. I don’t want to spam my Facebook friends. I’d like it if they would become fans of this page, but if I push the limit, I just end up as another annoying person screaming into the void. Look at me! Look at me!
I must remember the goal. The goal is to improve my writing skills. When I do, I create just amazing similes about hawks and blog traffic. Riveting!
Remember the first Star Wars. Well, actually, it was the Episode IV: A New Hope. The X-wing fighters were flying in a trench on the Death Star and they were going to fire these torpedo things to blow the Death Star up. At one point, this one X-wing fighter says to the other, “Stay on target! Stay on target!” Yes. I must stay on target. I must write because I want to write, no matter who’s reading or not.
Did I mention that the pilot that was supposed to stay on target got blasted to death? The picture above is from my second book in the O.K. series. Otis built an X-wing fighter out of cardboard boxes.
On the bright side, this is the 50th day in a row with a journal entry for Project 365. I’m going to try to do this thing for the whole year, and after 30 days, they say you develop a habit. I feel like I have done that, because multiple times during the day, I’m thinking about what I should write that evening. That’s a start!