All Blog And No Blog Makes Blog A Blog Blog

James Proclaims (4)

Happy September everyone!

It’s not actually September as I write this, but I am planning on posting this on the first day of September. Because, without wishing to ruin the magic for anyone, sometimes I write my posts ahead of time.

Anyway, although I’m writing this on the 29th August 2020, it will be September 2020 (or possibly even later than September 2020) by the time you read this. Assuming you ever do read it. Which I suppose depends on who ‘you’ are. If you are me, then you actually did get to read it before September 2020, because you sort of read it while you were writing it, and then you definitely ‘proof read’ it several times afterwards.

But there is a chance that you might not be me. In which case I would like to welcome you to my blog. Unless you’re a regular reader. If you’re a regular reader then I pretty much take you for granted and extend you no such courtesies. But if you’re new then please feel very welcome. I value each and every one of my readers. Especially the new ones like you.

And if you are new, then you couldn’t be joining the ‘James Proclaims’ family at a better time. For, in reviewing my monthly stats, as all good bloggers should, I have discovered that, for the third month running, I have just had my most successful month since I started this whole blogging malarkey back in May 2015. According to all of the data that WordPress deems important, August 2020 was better than July 2020.

And July 2020 was better than June 2020.

And June 2020 was better than all of the other months I’ve been doing this for. By quite some way.

The only month before June 2020 that even came close was August 2015, and that has always been the exception that proves the rule that statistically I’m not really very good at blogging.

Of course, prior to June 2020, I would have told you that stats don’t matter, that they are meaningless and the only purpose to blogging is to enjoy yourself.

But that was back when I was a loser.

Now I’m on the up, and I recognise that not only do blogging stats matter, but they are more important than anything else in the world. And so my goal is to continue the upward curve and make September 2020 even better than August 2020. And then make October 2020 even betterer than that. And November 2020 even bettererer. And so on and so forth.

The only issue with this plan is that I have absolutely no idea why the last three months have been more popular than the preceding five years. I haven’t actually done anything all that different. I’m blogging a lot more than I have for a while, but this is by no means the only time I’ve done that, and the last time I was producing posts at this rate I didn’t experience anything like the same spike in my stats.

So, there is a chance that things will settle down and I’ll go back to being the inconsequential blogger I was before, producing nonsense that a small number of people enjoy and most people ignore.

And I could pretend to be happy with that.

But I know, in my heart of hearts, that if I don’t make a real effort to sustain this success that I will regret it.

So, I think it’s time to start tapping into one of the more lucrative blogging streams.

I’ve done my research and, as of tomorrow, I will be mostly writing about vitamins.

  33 comments for “All Blog And No Blog Makes Blog A Blog Blog

  1. September 1, 2020 at 5:14 am

    Lol that last sentence though. That was the longest setup ever. Wishing you all the best with growing your blog! I too sometimes get spikes and wonder what might’ve caused that because I didn’t do anything different. Write on!

    Liked by 5 people

    • September 1, 2020 at 6:24 am

      Thanks – overly long set-ups to underwhelming punchlines is kind of my thing at the moment.

      Liked by 4 people

  2. dr universe
    September 1, 2020 at 5:32 am

    A great man once said – blogging for 5 years is the greatest level of blogging one can achieve….
    Maybe the 5 year mark and my gracious presence has caused this spike in your stats!

    Liked by 4 people

  3. September 1, 2020 at 6:45 am

    Oh, now you’ve done it. You know your going to jinx yourself by talking about it. Aside from that I am just like the cat who ate some cheese and sat by the mouse hole with baited breath.

    Liked by 3 people

    • September 1, 2020 at 6:51 am

      To be fair I’ve been talking about very little else. I’m currently working the hypothesis that the key to ‘good’ stats is to blog endlessly about stats. And vitamins obviously…

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 1, 2020 at 7:27 am

        lol. Well, good luck then.

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  4. September 1, 2020 at 7:12 am

    I give you an A for effort. And a B+. Then a C. And so it goes. Gotta keep up the energy levels to B a successful blogger.

    Liked by 4 people

    • September 1, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      Especially if you want to avoid being a Z list blogger

      Liked by 3 people

  5. September 1, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Actually, you just prompted me to go look at my own stats. Mine in August were the highest they’ve ever been, too. ?Reckon there must just be more bored people out there with nothing else to do.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 1, 2020 at 10:32 am

      I did wonder if a certain pandemic was playing a part

      Liked by 1 person

  6. September 1, 2020 at 10:14 am

    Looking forward to reading about vitamins. Perhaps you might just copy and paste some content from one or two of the other vitamins sites to save you the bother of actually creating anything yourself? Don’t forget your affiliate links though. I’ll remember to whitelist your site from my ad-blocker software so that you get your page impression 0.000001 penny per visit.

    Liked by 4 people

    • September 1, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      Excellent – every minuscule fraction of a penny adds up


  7. September 1, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    With high quality content like this, it’s no wonder your stats are up.

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 1, 2020 at 5:51 pm

      I’d agree because this content is obviously of exceptional quality but the blog has always been of this calibre


  8. September 1, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    This is the wordiest blog post about blogging I’ve ever read. 😳😎

    Liked by 2 people

    • September 1, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      Sadly I’ve read lots of blog posts about blogging and many of them are wordier than this. One day I hope to be as wordy as them though and your comment gives me hope that this dream is achievable.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. September 1, 2020 at 12:58 pm


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    • September 1, 2020 at 5:54 pm

      It’s a good place to start

      Liked by 2 people

  10. September 1, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    I doubt YOU even read that…

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 1, 2020 at 9:03 pm

      You got me. I prefer to read blogs with better stats

      Liked by 1 person

  11. September 1, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    I’ll tell you what did it for me, when you started giving away monkey nuts for each comment received!

    Liked by 2 people

  12. September 1, 2020 at 7:39 pm

    Judging from many of the hundreds of spam comments I have suddenly started to receive, you should go for porn or bodily functions.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. September 1, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    I dare not ask which is which.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. September 2, 2020 at 4:35 am

    If you start writing about vitamins I’M OUT OF HERE No offense but all health blogs do is tell me how bad I am, And I don’t want to know. Other wise nice info on the stats

    Stay well and Laugh about vitamins

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    • September 2, 2020 at 6:50 am

      There are a lot of vitamins though so that’s a lot of content. I’m not sure I can afford to ignore them any longer.

      Liked by 2 people

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