Nearly April

It’s coming very close  to the end of March and that ever fateful day at the beginning of April where every one seems to think that it’s a good idea to play pranks on everyone else.  I’ve never like that by the way.

More importantly, it’s nearing the end of my little 31 day experiment to post every day and hold some contests.  So far, I have to say that the contests have been a flop.  Little to no response for them.  It’s partly my fault as I did very little “pushing” of the contests outside of posting about them here.  And partly because contests have become so popular that if you aren’t giving away thousands of dollars of prizes, most people don’t bother participating.

One thing that I have noticed however is that my traffic has picked up only slightly, but my comments have picked up by a lot.  I’m sure that part of that is due to the frequent posting, but I think it has more to do with some quality content that has been posted.  And that is almost entirely the result of the frequent posting.

I’ve found something somewhat important in all of this.  If you force yourself to post frequently you are going to have some real stinkers.  But you’ll also have a few really good posts that came out of nowhere.  This post, for example.  Not 5 minutes ago, I was sitting here staring at my screen trying to find something that would do for a post.  I was drawing a blank.  But now, you’re reading a post that is actually fairly long and has a little bit of meat to it.  It’s not one of my best, but it is better than some.

While I don’t think that I’ll be up to keeping the one a day pace in April, I am certainly going to make an effort to post much more frequently than I had before.  Not because it will bring floods of traffic (although it might), but because it makes me a better writer.  And I like that.  That is a better reason for all of this than the traffic anyways.