Thursday morning I noticed one of my older posts (this one) was receiving comments… I figured someone, somewhere posted it on their own blog and people were following the link over here. Then my mailbox blew up as people started “liking” the same post, subscribing to the blog, and commenting… I had no idea what was going on until a friend on Twitter out to me that the post had been selected to be featured on WordPress’ frontpage!? Yup, my writing was featured on “Daily Press”!
What does that mean exactly? For one it means a lot of comments! That post now has over 120. It also means a lot of pages views. Before today my the most hits I’d had on my page was 180. In the last three days DiMortuiSunt has had 5,176 hits?!?
This is just a quick post to thank everyone. Those of you who have been reading here for a while, those of you who showed up in the last few days, and WordPress for noticing me. I promise I won’t try to disappoint any of you!
First, I want to announce the winners for week four of the DiMortuiSunt Book Giveaway: Rock!topus Prime, Shivam Bhatt, Lady, and Aleanil (names have been changed to protect the innocent). They’re books will be heading to them soon. I hope they enjoy them as much as I did.
Second, I want to congratulate everyone who participated in the giveaway and won something over the month of April, as well as thank everyone who commented. My views were up for the month though I haven’t sat down yet and looked through the logs to see if that was because of the book giveaway or I just happened to have particularly interesting postings. Regardless, I’m going to call the entire thing a success. Reader participation definitely increased and I had a lot of fun giving things away.
Keep a look out for future contests as well! I have all interesting stuff lying around to give away!
I’m still reorganizing, tweaking, and adjusting but you’re (mostly) looking at the new Di Mortui Sunt. I’ve cut out a lot of the extraneous tabs, consolidated the remaining, and added one more. I still need to add my own art up the header, a small paragraph to the right describing the blog, as well as a find focal point that has been lacking (alternatively, I could always create another blog to be focused and this one can remain my own musing grounds.)
I believe the best way to make this work for me would be to create a new site to explore and promote more fully my work in the “Creativity” section. If you’re interested in that I’ll make sure to put a link to it here when it is ready.
So, things are happening. I’m starting new projects and continuing with old ones. I hope you enjoy the changes. Here is to new beginnings.