Slogging the Blog – Five Years

5yearsofbloggingI can hardly believe this blog turned five years old this month. It’s become such a part of me, I don’t even think about it.  It’s been fun, actually.  When I look back over the the last five years worth of posts, I can’t believe I had so much to say.  I’ve written more than 300 posts totaling more than 107,000 words.   Holy smokes, that’s a novel!

Most days the writing came easily, and I spent no more than an hour on each post.  StatCounter is the statistical blog tracking service I use. Since that first year, there’s been a gratifying growth trend in visitors, although I think I average out at about 50-70 unique visitors per day. I’m not nearly as prolific as Chuck Wendig or John Scalzi, but I blog at a pace that’s comfortable for me. I try to write one post a week, but there are times when I admit, the time flies by between posts, and 8 or 9 days can go by before I get a chance to put something up.

In 2013, I switched from Blogger to WordPress for my blog platform, and although WordPress suits my needs very well, I still miss the flexibility I had with Blogger.

Five Years of Statistics


Over the years, I’ve posted free fiction here somewhat regularly, but it didn’t really make that big of a blip in the visits, so now I only post free fiction here occasionally.  Right now, I’ve got Stars That Make Dark Heaven Light posted here for free.
I appreciate all the people who have stopped by for a visit, and even more those who have commented so positively and keep returning.  When I started this blog, I had no expectations that I would even last a year as a regular blogger.  I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to stick with it, but I think I can wear the blogger title proudly.  Five years later, I still love my blog.
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