I started this blog just a scant few months ago. Right at five months, if my memory serves. I am too lazy to go back and check at the moment. I started pretty slow. My first month netted a grand total of 8,322 views. Not bad but certainly nothing huge. October was around the same but I had a huge drop off in November. I blame that on myself, as my job got really busy around this time and I made very few posts that month. In December things started to ramp up again. I netted around 7,000 views that month.
Then January hit and HorRIFTic Intentions exploded. So far for this month I am at nearly 28,000 views. Twenty-eight THOUSAND. My most popular post was the one about why WoW players might enjoy Rift, which has simply exploded. It seems that it has been linked far and wide. I have views coming in from MMO-Champion.com, Massively.com and a ton of guild sites and private forums. That post has nearly 9,000 views this month. It also constituted my busiest day, January 6th, with 4,000 views.
On days I post nothing, I am averaging around 600 or so views. On days that I post, it jumps up over 1,000 on average. I just simply can not believe it. Not only am I getting a lot of “fly-by” traffic but I am also seeing a lot of people coming back and subscribing. I want to thank everyone for that!
Now, I know people aren’t coming by because of my stellar opinion pieces, as much as I would like to think that. I can only assume that Rift is starting to pick up some steam and my little ‘ole blog is benefiting from it. I know I am probably a small-fry when it comes to MMO sites in general and Rift sites in particular, but I must say that it brings a smile to my face knowing that there are people out there even the tiniest bit interested in what I have to say about Rift and the world of MMOs.
I want to thank each and every one of you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your time here, even when you disagreed with me! I hope you all continue to be excited about Rift and keep coming back!
Now, if I could only get a few more of you to comment!! 🙂