The post I made exactly one month ago about starting this whole Shyzer Challenge counted towards me initial goal of 30 posts in 30 days. The update post I made halfway through the trial did not. So, as I sit on the fence trying to decide which way to fall, I have trouble deciding if this should count or not. There’s precedent for either way, but you know what? I think four real posts in one day is epic enough for me, five is almost legendary. Let’s not push our luck and go for six just yet, sound good? 🙂
So here we are. 30 freaking posts in 30 days. Is this 275 straight starts at QB? Na, but I almost feel like I should keep it going for another 245 days in honor of him. Okay, don’t even tempt me.
Seriously though, the past month has been pretty damn cool. I’d say it flew by, but in all honesty it felt like it crept on for ages. Yet, I gotta admit, I had fun. Way more fun than I thought I would. Only once or twice did I view it as a chore and the daily attempts to come up something new to write about was just as, if not far more, fun than actually writing the posts.
I don’t usually check the stats of Shyzer, but just looking at the before and after, there’s a clear difference. Daily readership has more than doubled (albeit from miniscule to slightly less miniscule), which is a result of organic readers (people coming here directly from their bookmarks), search engine traffic, and links to some of the more topical posts I’ve recently written. People are commenting more, I’m finding excuses to read other sites that I used to really enjoy, and again, I’m viewing things through a much more creative lens lately.
I don’t know how long I can keep this up, but you better believe I’ll make it 31 posts in 31 days. And 32 in 32. Maybe even 33 in 33. How long can I go? Let’s find out.