One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do
Two can be as bad as one
It’s the loneliest number since the number oneOne- written by Harry Nilssen, sung by Three Dog Night
I couldn’t start a post about statistics without including a song about numbers, right?!
I’m not a big fan of statistics, I wasn’t much of a math guru in school either. I understand the importance of numbers but at the end of the day words just do it for me.
I do check my stats on my blog but I don’t let them dictate what I write anymore. When I began the blog in December of 2018 I was glued to the stats as I wanted my audience to grow and being fresh on the scene I needed to know what made people click the like button. I gained a specific group of followers as I was determined to blog about my polyamory, specifically my femdom relationship with pet.
I followed in other blogger’s footsteps and took the images and gained even more followers. I shared the posts on Twitter and my following on social media grew. A year into blogging something shifted and my stats dropped. I dug into my stat history and took in the ebb and flow of the charts. More images gained more views, while my lengthier posts sat unread by the majority.
Feeling a bit down trodden I stepped back from writing as much. Throw in life drama and my words disappeared. I had to decide if I wanted to keep blogging or just stick to doing reviews.
I had an idea to bring my blog back to life but it would change the dynamic of my writing. I would step away from the focus on the image and put the focus back where it felt right- on the words. I spoke to a couple people I trusted and was told to go for it.
On May 1st my blog debuted my project #MusicallyRanting and it just felt right. It’s not centered around sex or BDSM, but it does encompass a huge part of me and my life. This project celebrates music and the impacts it has on our lives.
I watched my stats rise again over the past few weeks. This time it doesn’t feel like I am following the crowd. I found my voice and I want to write again. By sharing the music of many talented people, and reading about how music affects other bloggers gives me so much joy. I feel like I am home.