This is my 100th post on A Meaningful Existence. Yeah! I’m happy to mark this important benchmark because I totally missed the 6th month anniversary of the site. I guess I must have been too busy writing about personal development strategies for you to notice the date flying by
My first post was something that I quickly put up to get over the fear of starting to write: The First Step and it quickly followed by some less-than-stellar articles during the first few weeks while I was trying to figure how it all worked. But, I persevered and have now wrote 100 articles.
In case you are curious (and I know just how curious most of you are) here are some of my stats so far:
- first article posted on October 4, 2009
- 100 articles (as of today April 28th, 2010)
- 1150 comments so far (a fair bit are mine, but I’m really happy that my comment stats are more than my spam stats)
- Alexa ranking 288,644 (back on January 3, 2010 it was 5,016,865 so I’ve come a long way baby)
- #1 or #2 ranking on Google for the search term “a meaningful existence“
- #2 page on Google for the search term “personal development strategies“
- 127 subscribers (thank you so much for trusting me with your email address and I hope you liked the ebook and the weekly communications)
- 1 FREE ebook Just For Today Challenge – 31 Days To A Better You (which I’m very proud of because it’s over 120 pages and was a lot of hard work)
I’ve also had one guest-post on this site: From Homeless To The InfoPreneur – Guest Post which I absolutely loved because it was so inspirational. Thank you, James Speaking of guest-posts, I am opening up the site to more guest-posts, so if you are interested in writing for the site, please contact me.
I’ve written 2 guest-posts, one for Ben called I’ve Won The Lottery and one for James called Top 5 Symptoms of Bloggers Behaving Badly. Only 2 guest-posts. Pitiful, I know. Guest-posting is something that I really need to do more of over the coming months.
I’ve joined James’ T.I.P. Team and am writing an article every Monday at The InfoPreneur. You should definitely check out the great articles that are being posted there by James, his guest-posters, and the rest of the T.I.P. Team.
Well, more high-quality articles for you, for one! I am also working on creating more info products to help more people soon. I also want to network more with other bloggers.
What have I learned so far? The top 5 are:
1. Blogging is hard work!!
2. People seem to want to hear what I have to say and like my writing. This means the world to me.
3. Blogging is so worth it.
4. Blogging is hard work!!
5. There is a lot of sacrifice with writing quality articles for the site, but it’s all worth it when you get such awesome feedback and know that you are making a difference in people’s lives.
I have gained more from writing here than I ever expected back in October 2009.
I wanted to say Thank You So Much to all of the people who comment, tweet, and email me. Without you, I wouldn’t have any meaning for this site. You make it all worthwhile.