I started this blog on a whim, not really knowing what I would even do with it. Honest truth is, that hasn’t changed. I still have no idea. I just write about what I feel like. Sometimes it’s good. Sometimes it’s crap. Sometimes it’s crappily good.
But here are some interesting insights.
My most popular post is 5 Reasons J-Pop sucks. Interestingly, that was an experimental post. Everything in that post was designed to be popular. I put in a “5 reasons” tagline, I had an emotional conclusion that would draw people in, I even added a photo! And, well…
I guess it worked.
Not sure what to do with that, though. I’ll have to think about it.
The top country viewing this blog for this year is the USA. Followed by Japan. That’s a little surprising to me, as I didn’t think I was getting much Japan traffic, but it’s a pleasant surprise. Last year, the second most popular country was Germany. That is surprising.
I made a post once entirely in Japanese. I honestly don’t think anyone’s even seen it. That’s disheartening, but not surprising. If I’m going to to Japanese, I’ll probably need to choose a different medium. Or get better at Japanese. Or both.
Nearly all the traffic comes from search engines. I have generally no idea what people are searching for, because google sucks. But that indicates that if I want, for some reason, to drive more people here, then I have to do some kind of SEO. That, of course, has the premise of wanting to drive more people here. I have mixed feelings about that.
The honest truth is, I’m an introvert. I’m not good with people. Other than the odd experiment, I’m honestly not too interested in selling out for popularity. But on the flip side, that means this site will likely never be popular. Am I okay with that?
I don’t know. Guess I have to experiment some more. Wish me luck. But here’s to another hundred posts. Hopefully of higher quality than the first 100.