Lex Be Livin’ has reached its first big milestone of 1,000 views!
I published my first post 47 days ago. That’s an average of 21.28 views per day. In other words, I had quite a few 3 to 5 views a day when I wasn’t posting or paying attention to the blog, and then several days of 150 to 225 views from particularly popular posts (like Share the Blog Love and Proposal Planning: Behind the Scenes). I had 540 views at my one month marker, so the fact that I’ve almost achieved that same amount of views in half the time is pretty exciting to me.
I have no idea if this is considered normal when first starting a blog. Part of me wants to compare my stats to other beginner bloggers, the other part of me knows better. Each individual has their own growth pace, their own measure of success, their own milestone goals. I admit, I’ve really been looking forward to hitting triple digits. My previous blog, Learn & Live did not reach that many in all of 2014 or 2015. To me, that says something about my dedication to this new blog. And you know what? I ultimately don’t care what the “norm” is because I’m pretty proud of myself. I am even more motivated than I was 47 days ago, I’ve reached out to other bloggers (biggest accomplishment thus far: Helene shared my post via social media), I’m slowly but surely improving my amateur web design, and I am in the process of overcoming my big fear of judgment/rejection by sharing with people in my life. It’s all about personal growth, right?
I also want to take a moment and thank my biggest supporter of all, Jake. (I’m pretty sure he started clicking all over my blog after I told him I only needed 6 more views to reach the big 1 0 0 0) You made this milestone all the more exciting by each of us grabbing a beer, virtually cheersing one another, and saying: “Well, baby, here’s a cheers to you. I’m so very proud of you for going out and making your dream happen. I love you very much, and just like your blog, my love for you grows more and more every day. I feel like the luckiest man in the world with you. Here’s to the first of many goals in our life that we not only get to set but also get to accomplish together. I love you Lexi.” I know, I have a winner. I totally just wanted to brag right there.
So here’s to my first 1,000 views! I cannot wait to continue to grow with this blog and create something out of it. Sure, I’m still figuring out my “blog voice” but the learning process is part of the fun. I love it–I really, really do.
I have to confess, I’m curious about what other bloggers consider to be their big milestones. Did you squeal from excitement and high-five everyone in the room like me when you reached 1,000 views?