I am quite happy that my anonymous blog, Tiny Island, has survived half a year (and a month) and managed to get 95,000 visits. My average views a day is 453 right now, but I feel that a huge chunk of it is due to postings about controversial topics. I also post pretty frequently and that affects the statistics too. I am still really overjoyed about it, because I recall it used to be 30 a day when I started out. I must admit that on some days interest has waned, but B tells me to just do it for myself, because I tell him I can’t imagine going through life without writing daily. If I wasn’t writing in a blog, I would be writing a whole lot more in my old fashioned, pen on paper journal. He thinks I shouldn’t worry about topics and just blog about what I like. He actually doesn’t like all my posts about celebrities and such and prefers the more introspective ones, but still feels I should stick to what I like. My mum and aunts feel the same way too , but I am a sucker for beautiful people and cute babies. My uncle likes my dining related posts. My cousin G seems to like those too, while cousin D appreciates the ones on interior design.
I generally enjoy just the random daily photos as I hope people travelling to Singapore find them of interest. Before I travel I love to surf daily photo blogs with photos taken by ordinary people. These give me a real feel of the country.
One of the most satisfying things about blogging are the comments and blog friends whose writing and photos I thoroughly enjoy. Thank you so much if you stopped by, even once. I have learnt a little something from all of you and I feel that you have broadened my perspective and made me consider things in new ways that I wouldn’t otherwise have. The fact that you are from all parts of the world is just cool.
I have learnt how some topics are just so popular that there are major spikes in the traffic and these happen to be the celebrity posts. I guess there are tabloid junkies out there like me. Hopefully in the next six months I can blog about more meaningful and less superficial topics and I hope I last a whole year.
But I am glad that in the top ten there are some posts I’m pretty proud of and genuinely enjoyed journalling about:
100 Reasons to be Happy in Singapore (1,461 views)
French Girl in a Singapore Household: Culture Shock (884 views)
My Top Singapore Food List (853 views)
One recent post of mine about turning 40, which came from the heart had 32 views and I appreciate these views so much.
This also reminds me that I need to continue working on my 3 lists on Happiness, Food and Culture Shock. And wouldn’t it be glorious if we could celebrate our real half birthdays as well?
The picture I featured above was taken during my trip to Osaka and that’s another things I love blogging about because when I blog soon after a trip it helps me preserve my memories. Travel and writing are two things that sustain me and combined they are my oxygen.