I didn't do any market research when I started this blog a few months back. I didn't do a survey asking people what kind of blog they'd like to read. I didn't poll advertisers to ask what kind of blog they would support.
I just knew what I had in my heart.
And that is why I write this blog.
It keeps me grounded. I gives me insights into my own psyche.
It's just that simple.
But bloggers can't avoid the numbers. Google gives us a run down of who's reading, where they live and how many times they click on advertising. This gives people like me a bit of a guide.
Sometimes, you don't get it right.
Sometimes, a blog just hits a nerve.
Look to the right and you will see my most popular blogs of the year. One is about Kevin Nelson, a beloved disc jockey who passed away recently. One is about Gloria Steinem and the future of feminism.
More than 3,000 people clicked on Gloria Steinem.
That's pretty big in Blogland.
But the most popular blog, as you can see, was about Christmas. About me being a Grinch. About me recognizing the true spirit of Christmas.
Do you know how people read that blog?
TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE!
That doesn't mean that twenty thou will continue to follow me.
In fact, today, I've only attracted a couple hundred readers.
But it's nice to know that something I put out there resonated with enough people to populate a small town in Eastern Ontario.
Food for thought.
Thanks for reading in 2011.
Hope to do better in 2012.