…when no one comments on my blog entries anymore?
It’s easy. I actually get about 150,000 unique hits per month on average. You may wonder how I am doing that without any ads. Well, I could probably make a couple of hundred dollars if I had ads up on my blog, but the biggest thing is that I have a lot of blabbering content. I get visitors and I have found that some bits and pieces of my blog entries get routed around the net.
Awhile ago, I happened upon a Russian forum post that linked to one of my entries. It was quite fantastic. Some random strangers had also emailed me for various things by reading some of my entries and think that I am some sort of emotional genius who was able to relay my thoughts and emotions across quite nicely.
Well, it’s all thanks to my constant posting. I’ve deleted posts over the years of course to clean things up. Most of the things I deleted were religious and political rants. With all the stuff I’ve deleted, combined with what I have now, it added up to roughly 600 entries. Minus the deleted stuff, I have just over 400 entries since March 2006.
It’s quite a feat. Most blogger quit within the first 3 months because they don’t get enough people commenting on their blog or that they simply outgrow the idea of it.
Take Jonathan and Laura. They’ve tried for a bit. Jon had a blog for a few months and stopped updating. Laura had a Xanga blog for most of her Taiwan experience, in which I kept in touch with until she finally stopped updating that. So far, of all the people I know that had blogs, I am the only one who has an ongoing one for 1.5 months short of five years. I already have my domain name registered for life (not really), so I intend to keep blogging until…
What’s my real secret on what motivates me? Honestly, it’s me. More accurately, it’s the inner me + random moments of booze and good music.
The first time I heard this song (Cyber Bird)…[audio:CyberBird.mp3]
…my entire spirit was lifted and I knew in that instance that the feeling would subside very soon. So I tried my best to release myself and soak up the feeling as much as possible. When that feeling finally and ended, my heart went back to ‘normal’ and in the depths of my mind, I visualized that beautiful me disappearing into the fathomless reaches of soul.
I want to say I miss that feeling, but I can’t because I don’t. I don’t any more.