Thursday, September 11, 2014

One Million and Counting

Sometime in the past week my blog crossed over one million page views. I have to admit, as a casual blogger, I'm impressed with that stat.

It seems the secret to blogging is to write prose that's clear, concise, and to the point. For that, I use the Hemingway App. I also blog about things that interest me without caring too much about popularity. These days, interesting means blogging about Facebook privacy issues or Apple. To be honest, I did design my top post, Car and Life Insurance, to be interesting to Google, too. Like the Jerry episode ("The Pilot") on Seinfeld, my top blog post was about nothing. It simply hit on some keywords. But that was years ago. Since then, Google's refined their search algorithm.

Hacker News picked up The Tricks I Learned At Apple, which was my first surprise hit. It showed me that an average Joe can occasionally write something popular. linked to my second most popular blog post which was about Apple's logo, so that obviously helped traffic. And, finally, ReadWrite featured the $5,000 Security Breach, which happened this past spring.

Fact or fiction, everyone loves a great story. Let's see how long it takes me to reach 2,000,000.

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