Five-A-Day Guy

As I was saying yesterday, the 100-day challenge started April 1. By June, I was ready to stop writing five daily blog posts.

Seriously, can you imagine waking up early and sitting down to crank out five blog posts, seven days a week?

And when you’re done, go for a five mile run, breakfast, shower, and then go give speeches to change the world.

The good news, I’ve always been a morning person.

The bad news, I stopped doing 5-a-day. Stopped posting on the two lowest traffic blogs. Didn’t think it mattered.

GoDaddy website statistics quickly showed a web traffic decline.

And anyway, the 100-day goal had nearly been achieved.  But now a new experiment. If I restarted the five blog posts per day, would the numbers go up?

Five Blogs A Day?

It was never the intent to write five blogs every single day.   It just sort of happened. Seriously.

January 2008, purchased a dozen domain names.  Within a month, dozens more – .com  .net .org  .biz .info .us – ….it adds up quickly.

Only wrote 28 posts the entire year, mostly in December.

January 2009, a renewed resolve to “do something great”. But alas, Q1 showed pitiful results, both in posts and in traffic.  This led to the “100-day challenge” – write daily in the five main blogs.

Told my son, “If you want to be a good reader, you should read a lot.  If you want to be a good runner, you should run a lot.  If you want to be a good writer, you should write a lot”.

Now, it’s 150+ each month, or, about 2,000 per year. Crazy.