Although I mostly blog for myself, I’m curious as to how well my blog performs. So every month on the 20th this year I want to post a simple blog status report. These reports will include statistics for the previous month: from the 20th to the 19th. For instance, this blog report covers the time period of December 20, 2017, through January 19, 2017.
Last November, my wife and I joined our local Toastmasters club. Toastmasters, for those who are unfamiliar, is a public-speaking development group. I’m not sure how good a speaker I am, but I know regardless of how good or bad I am, I want to improve. In fact, one of my new year’s resolutions for 2018 is professional a personal development. So Toastmasters just makes sense.
It’s been a couple of months since I implemented a more traditional-looking comment system on my blogs, and, coupled with provided meaningful comments on other people’s blogs, I’ve had a moderate amount of success. One issue I’ve had to deal with, and I’m sure other bloggers deal with this as well, is the number of spam comments from bots. I do look at and approve / deny every comment, so thankfully none of these have actually appeared in any comment sections.
I used to not like making resolutions specifically for the new year. It’s not that I didn’t like setting goals or that I never fulfill them, it’s just I didn’t see the point of only doing them once per year or waiting until an arbitrary time to make them. Instead, I’d set and accomplish various goals throughout the year.