The stat connection
Go to your Stats page and check your top three-five posts. Why do you think they’ve been successful? Find the connecttion between them, and write about it.
Hmm. The connection. Well, after a detailed, multi factor analysis that included time and date posted, world events occurring at the time, and all psychological dimensions of tags and categories attached, I have found one compelling factor that links the posts: me. I wrote them all. I do not know how the various stat collecting engines of wordpress work, but I do know the seduction. It is one thing to write what people like; it is another thing to manipulate a post’s popularity. Why am I writing this blog? Because I like to write. I think it is an important skill that needs to be developed, and in the case of these daily prompts, it is a chance to build discipline, which is inherently useful and perhaps specifically useful in the pursuit of profit through writing. I am my own best hope and my own machine of failure. But as O’Sensei said, “Failure is the key to success. Each mistake is an opportunity to learn.” (See now I could put an aikido tag and a martial arts tag, but I won’t.) (My top post was my top post because of the countries that were tagged. That is my estimation.) So, on these things here, even if I write only one word, it is a victory. Have a great morning, afternoon, or night, and look around this blog. There are many posts better than this one.