The ‘likes’ & ‘views’ Rocket!


Last night, I wasn’t feeling entirely confident about my blog or my writing. It’s a natural feeling from time to time for most writers, I would imagine.

So, I plonked myself in front of the Mac and I typed up a small blog about how I felt or or how I feel when I read my stats for the day and they’re not setting the World Wide Web on fire.

Within 3 minutes or so of publishing it, I was alerted that it had been liked and reblogged by

I’m not joking when I tell you, my post and my blog site went crazy for the next 8 hours. Likes, comments, new followers. Posts that had been dormant for some time had been revived by these welcomed new visitors. The WordPress App on my iPhone sent me an alert, telling me my ‘Blog Stats are booming’. I didn’t even know they did that? Turns out, they do.

I guess you could agree that there was some degree of irony, based on the content of my post and the activity it created.

I visited ‘s site and thanked them personally for giving me what was my second best day for views and visitors since I began my blog. If I hadn’t already, I quickly learned about the community culture that us WordPressers are lucky to have and come to enjoy.

I was overwhelmed with positive words of encouragement from fellow bloggers who had, and have had the same feelings over and over. What’s more, it introduced me to a whole host of new bloggers and content.

Every cloud and all that.

Thank you to the article I wrote, but, especially to the WordPress community who literally made my stats Rocket for a whole day.

7 thoughts on “The ‘likes’ & ‘views’ Rocket!

  1. Congratulations, Ally. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a couple of bloggers to thank for my success (back when I started almost 2 years ago) as well – every new blogger should have such an opportunity to get noticed as we have had. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Congrats Ally! It is an awesome community, and very supportive of newcomers. Some of my very best friends are here and though they may be on the other side of the world, they’re all in my home with me. It’s a jolly good place to be ๐Ÿ™‚


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