Monday, 2 November 2015
A blog I look after reached 100,000 Page Views recently, which was deemed worthy of a celebratory snippet in their company magazine. That blog has about 800 posts, each with an average of 200 words. After some light googling, I worked out that amounts to the equivalent of a couple of fiction novels, or around one weekday edition of the New York Times.
That got me pondering.
Veg Plotting turns 8 today and I've published 2011 posts including this one. I'm twice as wordy here as I am on there, and if I take a few extras like Pages and captions into account, then we're looking at around one million words written so far. Phew.
However, according to this blog post, I'm at the start of becoming a writer. I've enjoyed the ride so far and I hope you've enjoyed the read too.
As my Irish ex-colleagues are fond of saying, "Thanks a million" for reading and all your comments so far. I couldn't have done it without you!
Update: By a spooky coincidence Sally published this thought provoking piece about the so-called death of blogging on the same day as this post. I've commented over there about the splintering of the virtual world since I started 8 years ago.
Since then I've been pondering on who exactly says blogging is dead and I believe it's mainly those who are seeking to make money from it. I think that's an over-simplification; people blog for a whole host of other reasons. I believe it's still the best platform for anyone who wants to experiment with all kinds of self-expression, or say anything deeper than what other social media platforms have to offer.
What do you think?