Today I finally hit 5000 views this year, with a month and a half of the year left to go. Honestly I’m so happy about this because when I first started I didn’t think that anyone was going to read my blog, let alone have people that wanted to come back and hear more about what I wanted to say.
I would like to say thank you to everyone that has been so supportive towards my blog, and all the people that have assisted me the past few months. You have all been so wonderful.
This time next year, I would like to be saying at this point how I have hit over 10,000 viewers and that the page will be self hosted and possibly making me money (Ha!)
But seriously though Goals for next year
*Self hosting, so no longer having “WordPress” in the title of my page.
*Link up to Etsy, make some money from making things.
*Have 200 followers.
I think these goals are pretty achievable, and I hope I can get them done next year without too much hassle.
Again, thank you to all of my readers and people who have viewed and shared my posts. You are loved.
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I have been asked many times “Why Tyler do you write” and this evening if you have been on twitter you would have noticed that lots of other people have answered the same question.
You see when I first started I thought it would end up being some sort of journal that I could post on when ever and no one would notice it. It would be a way to vent out my frustration without pissing off people. THEN AUGUST HAPPENED!
If you do not know what happened because you never saw it, or this is your first time here, I did a MASSIVE post about how bad I thought Brighton pride is. What I didn’t expect was that people would read it. Then I didn’t expect that it would get to Brighton Pride. It did. I have received some back lash from it, and 99% of them are from the people the post is aimed at. Honestly when I first wrote it, it was just going to be another post that was going to be locked away.
Writing became a fucking drug then. WordPress had caught me in hook line and sinker and several months on I’m writing three post a week minimum and have started advertising the shit out of my content.
It turned out that people actually wanted to start hearing from a dyslexic potty mouthed non-binary trans person. People wanted to know how I felt about issues and events that went on in the community. People started messaging me thanking me for the stuff that I was posting. PEOPLE WERE THANKING ME!!! How weird is that? I’m just posting how I feel about things, and my own experiences.
I then realised that there was other reasons why I am now writing. Reasons why I’m up at twenty past two in the morning writing posts and responding to tweets in the late hours of the night. I’m doing it now because I NEED TO WRITE.
I started writing to make myself feel better. It was a way to get out what I couldn’t without a therapist. I started writing to get out the demons and thoughts that plagued me in the early hours of the morning.
Why I write now is because there are 100s of people who are going through the same thing that I am. I write so they can read these thoughts, these ideas. I write now so I can become a better writer in the future and help so many more people. I write now because there are people who cannot write or express their feelings. I write now because its improving my mental health and I know that’s a good thing. I write now, because what else would I do at 3 am.
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So whilst I was away checking out legend (check out the review here) I got a notification and it was a comment in my about section
Now, for someone who originally started out blogging because it was a coping mechanism for my feelings at the time, it has progresses into something pretty fucking wonderful in my life.
Click here for the nomination post
I haven’t expected that this blog was going to go very far if I’m honest, and I’m still progressing with where I actually want to go with this. But from the bottom of my heart thank you for the recognition of this.
I’m not going to lie, doing this blog, whilst dealing with some pretty fucked up challenges at the moment, hasn’t exactly been a bed of roses. Its been hard, and there have been times where I have almost wanted to give up on this. I’m honestly glad that I’m a stubborn bitch sometimes, because if I had, well I wouldn’t be here right now to write this.
I suppose getting this has given me the kick up the arse that I needed and encouraged me to actually write more. It’s told me that its OK to be honest about my writing and that I should try and get myself out there, because there really is space for a transgender dyslexic tourettes sufferer with bipolar and high functioning autism.
Dear god that was a fucking mouthful.
I suppose what I’m trying to say is, again, thank you so much to everyone who reads my posts, my followers (all 50 of you, and the people who don’t follow but stalk me, you know who you are 😉 ) and the people who inspire me to carry on with this project
PS – Here is my face, since I haven’t posted a picture of my face recently
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So this month, it makes it 6 months since I started this blog. And 6 months of people reading stuff that I actually write. I have no idea why people have, because its just been me venting because I am not receiving therapy. But you have been reading it.
These are my views, visitors, likes and comments. Now this isn’t a huge number for some of you all, for 6 months work. But it’s pretty big for me. It works out as 8.8 views a day. I know that is a tiny number on comparison to some blogs. But for me, its a huge achievement.
Now these are my views per post I have done. Looking at it, I know one thing. 790 views on a single post is amazing for me, considering I wrote it at the beginning of the month (august). I am so proud of it. Again. I know there are bloggers that get 1000s of views on a single post. But this is the biggest thing I have done. It meant a lot that so many people wanted to read about how bad Brighton Pride was.
Looking at these stats, its bringing me to think about my goals for the next six months.
1) Blog more! This is what I have started to do anyway. I’m trying to aim to try and do 3 or 4 posts a week. Sound excessive but I think its possible.
2) Get my view count up. I want to get from an average of 8.8 views a day to an average of 10. This seems pretty achievable because this week the lowest amount I have had is 6. Maybe in 12 months time I could be looking at 50 each day. Hahaha I can dream.
3) Have more followers. I don’t want to make anyone follow me, but it would be nice.
4) Be on freshly pressed. One day!!! That would require me toning down my language though haha.
5) Maybe raise enough money to make this a premium blog, and have my name with out the “.WordPress.com”. Again more of a wish then a goal.
Ways to make this happen:
1) Blog, blog and blog.
2) Blog good content
3) Advertise my blog more
4) Join more spaces that promote blogging.
The overall chance of achieving this:
Pretty high if I actually commit to this. As opposed to these 6 months where I gave up for nearly 3 months in the middle. In that period of time I think I got about 50 views in total.
Things I will be blogging about in the next six months :
Anything I can
Thank you to everyone who has stuck with this blog. Its a huge learning curve for me and I aim to get much better at it.