Normal Happenings just hit an important milestone: 300 WordPress followers! I am so happy!
Three-hundred followers, in my mind, was always the point on the map in which I’d allow myself to think I’m on my way. It’s the statistical realization that I am capable of building a community around the concepts in which I adore writing about, and I can through consistency and passion truly get an audience involved in a journey of appreciating everyday life.
I just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. The first post, entitled Normal Happenings: A Reintroduction, went live on February 28, 2018. It’s surreal to think that was only just north of six months ago.
Granted this wasn’t my first foray into blogging — I had been doing so with little success since 2012 — but it was definitely the only meaningful one. Shout-outs to those who stuck with me even when I hadn’t quite found my writing voice — Super Jan and lifelessons, among others.
Creating Normal Happenings came with it the discovery that writing my own sincere thoughts is the only way to truly find passion through script. And judging by the fact that you, an actual, wonderful human being, are sitting here reading this, some of that passion must leak through the relentless filter of language. You’re an awesome person, and I’d totally tell you that in real life if I could!
So I wanted to go back and wrangle some stats, briefly taking a look at our six month journey getting from there to here.
Top Five Posts (by views):
- Hyrule: See the Sights! Hear the Sounds!
Big thanks to all involved in making that possible.
- We Need Your Talent! Collaboration #2
Big thanks to all currently making this possible.
- My First Video Game Was a Masterpiece | A Kirby’s Adventure Retrospective
It was so great replaying this beautiful game.
- Facing Yourself: Escaping the Black Hole of Depression
Nikki did amazing on that post!
- Five Cute Moments When You Adopt a Kitten
Kittens are my secret weapon.
Bottom Five Posts (by views):
- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and the Secret Pain Disillusionment
A dreadful film deserving of its dreadful view count.
- Falling for Jars of Clay’s “The Long Fall Back to Earth”
I knew while writing it would be a post for me alone.
- Behind the Scenes: Designing the Opening Sequence for A Geeky Gal’s New YouTube Channel
Come on, give A Geeky Gal‘s intro more love!
- TV Shows, Video Games, and Movies, Oh My! Real Life Follows Culture
- Rom-Com Week! “What If” and Bantering Towards a Proper Love Story
This film deserves more love… from somebody other than me.
Average word count:
1,093 words per post
Total word count:
92,872 total words
Most popular date and time:
Fridays at 10:00 A.M. — Nice Job Badges, of course!
1,302 likes — whew, getting close to the super-specific milestone of 1,337!
Total WordPress followers:
310 amazing people!
You all are seriously the best, and I can’t wait for what’s in store for the future of normal Happenings!
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