Blogging Aboard the Good Ship WordPress
In May I started this blog with the intention of writing about my experiences as a private English tutor.
Yesterday (31st Dec.) I published my blog statistics provided by WordPress. Looking at them I feel pleased with the success of my efforts. ‘Success’, I know, is relative. The number-crunching statistics of my blog pales into insignificance compared to the numbers achieved by some. However, from my desire to write about a single subject (a minority subject at that) I have ‘collected’ 24 friends as followers. With most of those I have engaged in meaningful and interesting comments. To all of those I give hearty thanks – you have made my life richer and more interesting during the past seven months.
Every follower I receive is a highlight of my blogging career but if I must chose choose one highlight that stands head and shoulders above the others, it is being nominated ‘Blog of the Year 2012′ by MittensKittens. Totally unexpected I pass on a very grateful thank you to Ms. MittensKittens. I proudly display the award on my blog but apart from that I am not sure what to do with it. Somehow, I feel it is deserving of more.
The low point of my blogging existence has to be the comment I received a lady (I use the term advisedly) that criticised my blog – nay, ripped it apart is a more accurate description. I got the impression that she thought she was some kind of self-imposed ‘Blog Police’, there to ensure certain standards were maintained throughout the blogsphere. I followed her ‘written lashings’ with a post on life in the blogging bubble and bad manners
So what of the future?
i. More posts – definitely. I would like to spread my metaphorical blogging wings and alight on a cocktail of this-’n-that that reside outside my original brief of private tuition.
ii. To continue to dip into an eclectic number of blogs: to follow some, to comment on some, to like some.
Do the above sounds like New Year resolutions? Perhaps they are.
Finally, I would like to thank the crew of the good ship WordPress for sailing such a smooth vessel through the unchartered waters of the blogosphere.
Finally finally – A Happy New Year to one and all.