Whoa, not only did I change my gym membership I changed my theme as well. See, I can embrace change; I even rearranged the money in my wallet again too. Now that’s just crazy…..
The funniest thing happened on my way to the bank last week. My last post was about breaking ranks for the first time and not showing up on my usual day; wondering if I was missed. To tie into that post, I included a story of a man working in an office setting who died and was dead 5 days before being noticed.
I’m not sure if it was the title, the absurdity of the story, or my incredible popularity once it was noticed I was missing but then found, but it was the highest traffic by far at this previously invisible site. I normally don’t pay attention to the number of visits but could easily tell it was the heaviest traffic for two days running.
On my stats graph, it looked like the twin towers compared to the rest of the week. I had 17 visits on one day and 15 on the second; incredible.
It made me laugh out loud; or in social lingo LOL.
What did we learn
Link bait really can work. However, you probably don’t want to be too cute with it. It was interesting to see the views to comments were about 10:1. This might be about normal I suppose, but I wonder if people felt ‘tricked’ after they arrived and therefore didn’t comment?
The other thing we learned is Dorman actually knows what link bait is. Who says tool doesn’t have two meanings?
We also learned there are plenty of people with real life struggles and whether I post on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday is really pretty insignificant in the big scheme of things. Comparatively speaking, I’m doing PDG and certainly no need to worry about me.
As we wind up this year, who feels they made progress? Who still feels like they are running up hill?
I feel my social ‘vision’ changes almost weekly at times; what is working for me and what isn’t. The core however, is keeping it sustainable and fun and continuing to write. Who is still having fun just writing, regardless of the traffic?
What is the one ‘big’ thing you learned in social this year, if anything?
I have devoted a lot of time on social to get here so I’m not about to walk away from it now. I have met some incredible people who I now call friends. That alone has been worth the price of admission.
When somebody in my world wants to have a meeting, my stock answer is ‘if you feed me, I will come’. Well, social ‘feeds’ my appetite in meeting and engaging with people, so therefore, fat boy’s gotta eat.
I fully expect 2012 to be a very rewarding and prosperous year, and hopefully we will all find our successes together.
Did you link bait us again?
Yes and no; the dead man was in reference to my last post, which I mentioned. But I referenced a new car in that post too which I was going to include in this title, but free and TV sounded better hence the incredibly witty and clever title, huh?