I am a few months past the one year anniversary date of blogging. Due to a persistent hacker that wiped out computer after computer, and the lack of cooperation from the local “Mayberry RFD” police department that claimed “hacking was not a crime (OMG, read the gd legislative code – also known as LAWS) who told me I had to “prove” I was being hacked, the forced hiatus and return to AnneSquared has me wondering…
I started the blog with the intention of practicing my creative writing skills, but the “INTJ” in my descriptive title soon became the main draw for readers, or rather unregistered visitors. I am grateful for their visits since my blog stats did not suffer with my absence. (Yeah, I like stats.) I am blessed with close to 300 subscribers and for me, that is an incredible number since I am not famous, published in the mainstream media, and have a tendency to vary my topics more than the weather varies in the midwest during spring (a big no-no in blogging.) Not to mention that I still have not mastered the nuances of the technical aspects of the computer program for writing a clever blog with pictures, movies, etc. Yeah, I’m a typical INTJ.
But in the last year I have been honored with awards from fellow writers, given encouragement and kudos from some very talented writers. I have laughed and cried while reading the stories of others; learned a new appreciation for photography by finding some incredible artists. I’ve watched other blogs blossom with subscribers 10 times the number I have, while others are gone – and I wonder what happened to the authors and are they ok…
Thank you for your support and time over the last year. Besides the awards (yes, I like the awards) I am in awe of some of my stats (see how I put two things I like in the one section? It would have been 3 but chocolate doesn’t travel well over the internet.)
Over 40,000 visits in a year with visitors from 158 countries! I consider myself a “global citizen” and my readers are from all over the world – with the exception of a few sub-Saharan African countries (which I have visited, hehum) which is understandable given the wars, epidemics, lack of electricity, etc. (which is why I went to those countries.) Though not on the map, I managed the continent of Antartica, thanks to my brother-in-law who has family working on the continent. Haven’t heard from the space station yet, but I’d bet there is an INTJ up there occasionally!
I read through my articles of the past week as I considered whether to forge ahead with this blog, ignore it, start a new one…? I didn’t get my book written in November, and a great deal has happened in my life and the lives of my children, since then. I still have my stalker/hacker, but since I know who it is and have 20 gig of data plus 20,000 printed pages, not to mention a forensic analyst who pulled it out should court become a reality, I am no longer gathering and sorting through data (a form of research leading to statistics, fyi. :)) So, back to blogging!
So, dear subscribers who have experience – do I start fresh? And readers who cruise in, out, read, copy and don’t leave a comment or subscribe… hundreds of hits a day tell me you come here for a reason. But right now, unless I hear from some of you that this is good/helping/interesting, I am going to stop making assumptions and make my decisions without your input (which, as an INTJ, I value.)
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