It's the 25th September and do you know what day this is? Yes, exactly 5 years ago, also on a Tuesday, I started this blog. Can you believe it? I've been blogging for 5 years.
5 very long years.
You know what that means? I've aged 5 years since that fateful day. I've also put on weight and accumulated a host of health conditions. Other than that, I've pretty much stayed the same. It's as if I ran and ran and still stayed at the same position.
Which is sad. Almost like the 5 years didn't happen. Somewhere at the back (way back) of my head, I had the idea I would become very successful. That money would pour in from advertisers. (make money while I sleep) It didn't.
Which brings us to why not.
According to Blogger, since May 2008 when Blogger stated collected stats, my blog has received a total of 376,901 pageviews.
Impressive? Not really. Not over 5 years.
One million pageviews. Now, that's impressive. When will I achieve it?
There are ways to increase traffic.
Like blog every day.
Which I did for 1 month in April.
My stats doubled.
Like write stuff people are interested in reading.
hahahahahaha - I'm too self indulgent.
Like submit my blog posts for syndication.
hahahahahaha - I'm too lazy.
Like write more tutorials.
hahahahahaha - I'm still too lazy.
Like write controversial stuff.
hahahahahaha - seriously, I'm still too lazy. Besides, it's not me.
Anyhoo, what's the point of this post? Other than whining about "boo-hoo, I'm still not successful," here's the deal.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my regular readers (there are probably 50 of you plus, minus) by having a little giveaway.
THIS IS A GIVEAWAY.
Here's the prize which ONE of you will win, to be selected randomly by random org.
How to enter
Answer this question: What was the last song you listened to?
You have a maximum of 4 entries per person. For each entry, you must leave a comment leaving your email. (you can write your email like this: e.g. username AT gmail DOT com)
- Blog about this giveaway. Leave your blog post url.
- Tweet about this giveaway.
- Facebook about this giveaway.
☻ You must leave your email address if your blogger profile is not tied to your email.
☻ Open worldwide.
☻ Ends on last day of September 2012, Singapore time.
♠ Winner will be announced in the first week of October 2012. Winner must respond to my email of her/his win within 48hours. Otherwise Mr Random.Org will find another winner then.
Good luck. Oh, the last song I listened to? Fiction by Beast.
p.s. just in case you don't know what to make with the fabric if you won, go look at my bags patterns here. (self-promotion)