When I started my England travel series, I never expected it would draw the kind of attention it did. At first I thought nothing of a couple comments from complete strangers on my Day 2 post, but when they kept rolling in I got curious. Imagine my shock and surprise when my blog stats pointed me to the WordPress homepage!
What the what?!? Then I clicked through to the travel page and it started to sink in a little bit more.
A big shout out to my friends Jon and Jaimie who told me to take a screenshot because that thought had not even crossed my mind. I spent the rest of the afternoon completely distracted—when I should have been busy writing the next day’s post—as I watched my pageviews grow by the hundreds. I ended the day with over 1,000 views, and had over 650 views the following day. (!!!) I knew I had better enjoy my 15 minutes of fame ’cause there was no way those kind of numbers were going to last.
However, I did pick up a handful of new subscribers (and subscribed to a few new people myself) through it all. I hope you new people will stick around. Don’t be shy! I enjoy interesting conversation (or gratuitous comments, let’s be honest) and often reply back in the comments.
I enjoyed another, oh, 15 seconds of fleeting fame a few days later when I came across this in my Facebook feed: