Friday, July 31, 2009


Thank you fro all the kind posts about my article; I am very appreciative of all the feedback.

That last post was a bit of an experiment for me in regards to social media. Those of you who are familiar with this blog know that despite the fact that I am in PR, I have studiously avoided doing any "marketing" of this site whatsoever. In my mind, the purpose of this blog has nothing to do with "quantity" of readership and everything to do with "quality." That said, if more people come and visit and take something away positive from it, great. But the bottom line is that I have the same 50-60 consistent readers, and that is totally fine by me. I think we have created our own, cool little "community" and that's what keeps me plugging away. That and the fact that I have made cool new friends like Gail and CrazyMama.

Anyway, yesterday I kind of took the lid off of things a bit: I posted a link to the article via Twitter (and sevaral people were kind enough to retweet it; thanks to all of you who did that) and I posted it via Facebook as well. I did this because the article was meaningful to me, but I also confess to being curious as to what it would do vis a vis site traffic.

As I kind of anticipated, traffic soared and marked a one day "best", narrowly edging out traffic for the second annual "Howard Solomon Race for Thyroid Cancer." Today's traffic is higher than usual, though trending back to where it normally resides.

Anyway, that's my confessional. Kind of cool, but I think for the time being I will keep that to a one time occurence.

And again, if it resulted in any new readers who have returned and are reading these words: welcome and thanks for dropping by. I hope you stick around for a while.


Crazymamaof6 said...

i'm always surprised when i get new readers via facebook links . it's totally interesting to watch and see where readers come from, and if they come back. and it's always more fun if they comment so you know who actually visited .

i don't tweet. i haven't jumped on that bandwagon yet , don't know that i will.

it was an excellent article.i've thought about it a couple times since reading it and i'm thinking i need to share it with my husband.

fun experiment.

gailaj said...

Howard -- I am also glad to have "met" you via your blog, as I have no other frame of reference for "extreme" runners who have had thyroid cancer (go figure). BTW, I have just had my one-year checkup, and all came back clear (ultrasound and bloodwork), so life is good for now. Am also running again after my achilles injury/surgery recovery, so hope to be back up to high mileage for the next annual Solomon Run for Thyroid Cancer! Be well, Gail

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