November 26, 2007
A year ago when I signed up for the NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) I saw a surge in site visits. A typical month for me sees about 525 page views and maybe 350 visitors. November last year had more than 850 page views, largely due to the NaBloPoMo. This year I have seen no difference in my site visits or page views. In fact, November maybe lagging a tiny bit behind the average.
I suspect that there are far more participants in the month of blogging this time around, so that my site is lost in a bigger field of possibilities. I also fully understand the idea of a power curve, and recognize the zanshin.net is way out on the thin part of the curve.
All the articles I've read about creating a site that will generate visitors center around the idea of a theme for the site. Not a visual theme, but rather a contextual one. Sites that focus on some specific topic or genre collect a following and that following starts to attract links from other sites. My site has been, and will continue to be, a place for me to explore topics that interest me. I guess you could say that the genre here is Mark.
So to those of you who are regulars here, I say thanks.