Challenge met…now what?

I did it!!! I posted to my blog every single day in December and I think somehow even posted twice one day. 🙂

If you are a blogger I am here to report that consistent daily blogging does increase your traffic. My average daily hits increased during December to an all time high of 26 compared to the usual 16 or 17 of late. I know! Small numbers but they are my numbers and they are improving. 🙂

I also hit an all time high number of hits to my blog this month. With the rest of today to go I am already over 800 for the month which has never happened in the 3 1/2 years I have done this. 🙂 Again, small potatoes in the blogosphere but my all time high. 🙂

I’ll be setting some new goals for this space soon. Personal goals. I’d love to see how long I could keep this streak going and if I could become consistent with these averages and be reporting the next benchmark of 1000 hits in a month by the end of 2015. I know consistency is a key and I can do that. But I want more than quantity now that I have proven to myself I can push thru and do that.

I want 2015 to be about quality on here. I want my posts to be something that will encourage and challenge my readers. I want them to be fun but meaningful. I want fewer fluff posts just to fill the page. Those help me with consistency but I’d like to move past the need for the fluff.

Today I’ll sign off for 2014 with a HUGE thank you to all of you who come here consistently to read my blog. Thank you to all of you who find your way here by accident. Thank you to all of you who helped me break thru the 800 mark this month. I hope to see you at 1000 soon. 🙂 If you have a favorite post of 2014 feel free to let me know in the comments or share the post or blog with your friends. 🙂

Happy New Year!!

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Count in the Countdown

Looking ahead now
But what if I miss today
Planning for next year

Two more days to go
Will they count or be wasted
What if they are it

Make every day count
Thirtieth and Thirty first
A lot can happen

Days to rest and plan
Days to be with family
Days to be with friends

Numbers on the wall
Days ticking quickly away
Cherish every one