Pet Obsessions

So anyone who knows me well, knows i say things like “Modesty is dangerous”  [In fact Abigail and i are doing a workshop with this title at the Playback Theater Festival in Boston in June].

My pet obsession these days is this blog and it’s traffic.  A year ago i was getting 20 hits on an active day, now i get over 200 hits on a good day (of which i have had 4 in the last 7).  The big boost in traffic was getting selected postings reposted on StrangeTango.com starting in May. This nearly doubled my monthly incoming hits from April.

And like a junky without a fix, i am thrashing around between visions of how this might be useful as a propagandist and feeling like it is sucking time out of my already impossibly compressed schedule.   Part of me loves practicing storytelling on a daily basis and another part thinks i  should be sleeping perhaps half the time i am currently blogging in the middle of the night.

Stay tuned

About paxus

a funologist, memeticist and revolutionary. Can be found in the vanity bin of Wikipedia and in locations of imminent calamity. buckle up, there is going to be some rough sledding.

2 responses to “Pet Obsessions”

  1. Daniel Whelan says :

    You’re an interesting cat, and this blog can provide some useful insight. I see no reason why your traffic wouldn’t continue growing simply based on content alone.

    That said, there’s all sorts of extensions for WordPress that would make you content easier to share. Install a widget that will allow visitors to easily share your posts on the social sites. I’ve personally seen upwards of 3,500 visits in an hour from social sharing. My favorites for driving instant traffic are digg, StumbleUpon, and Reddit.

    I imagine the AddThis Social Bookmarking Sharing Button Widget is available as a WordPress extension, that would place the bookmark icons directly in the article content.

    Anyway… it’s a cool blog, I’ve only recently subscribed, but I do enjoy having the access to your perspective… so stick with it.

    Peace, Love, and Anarchy

  2. kelpie says :

    just don’t do anything weird to your ears plz.

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