This is my 50th Post! Let’s talk numbers.
I am so proud that I’ve reached 50 posts. When I started Brimming at the end of May, a mere three months ago (my blogging postpartum period?), I felt so energized and excitingly prolific, that I named my site after that feeling. Brimming with thoughts, ideas, questions, worries, answers, opinions.
With every post I wanted to create opportunity for connection. With each post, I work to get closer to what matters in my life, in motherhood, in writing and work.
Which is all well and good, but I had no idea if anyone was actually going to read it. But you have!
I love it when other sites pull back the curtain a bit, so let’s get to some data.
I know it is not about the numbers, but let’s be real, numbers are a helpful way of analyzing what is and isn’t working about a new venture. I now have 168 followers. In the past three months, in 49 posts, Brimming has had 6,000+ views, with a total of 3,000+ visitors. By my limited math skills, this means, on average, each visitor reads two posts before the many temptations of other sites strike their fancy. Awesome!
While these numbers may not be large in viral internet standards, they are amazing to me, especially for being at this three months. Because the thing about these numbers is that they are actually people. YOU. Reading this right now. And I am so grateful to you. I am so grateful that my ramblings on motherhood, anxiety, and books (my most read topics) resonate with you and your experience.
My post about Show Your Work is my most highly read (abundant thanks to Lainey and Duana giving me a shout-out and linking to my site) followed by why Being A Mom is Hard, Real Talk for New Dads and Best Books to Gab About.
Interestingly, my least read post is the one I wrote about Missing Amy Winehouse, and yet it has some of the most heartfelt and supportive comments from the few who did read it. Even more so than some of my more popular posts. So sometimes, it isn’t all about the numbers.
Ultimately what matters most to me is that I’m having so much fun writing, learning, conversing with all of you lovely readers.
Thank you for following. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for commenting. Thank you for your continued support as I heave and weave my way through this writer’s journey. It is not without a lot of anxiety (as you know by now) and not without a lot of doubt. One of the most powerful antidotes to the mean girl in my head is these numbers, these people, YOU, reading and being interested in what I have to say.
If you are someone who is hesitant to commit to a site by signing up, or sharing posts, I totally get it. I’m a historically hardcore lurker myself (I’m working on it). But if you enjoy my writing and believe in this little corner of the internet, it would mean so much to me if you shared posts that you enjoy and/or told friends about Brimming. I would love to reach as many people as possible as we work to build a community.
In that same vein, if you have topics you’d like me to write about, questions you’d like me to answer, or just want to chat, send me a note: firstname.lastname@example.org!
There is so much good content out there, it means a lot to have you care about what I’m writing. It’s like what flight attendants say at the end of every flight, “We know you have many choices when you fly, thank you for choosing Brimming and we hope to see you again soon.”
I have so many ideas going forward, I hope you keep coming back.
Here’s to the next 50!