Try 51,986 views as of 3:43 am on New Year’s Eve. Not bad…Well the first thing I would like to do would be to thank those from around the world who have looked up football information on my blog. Once today concludes, we will have more than 52,000 views on something that was just an idea spun just over 2 years ago on Facebook. At the time I was writing abstract stories on Super Bowl teams with their rings to offset a business writing class I had while attending American River College up in Sacramento. There were numerous responses from former players and other friends as we waxed nostalgia while firing ourselves up for the upcoming season ahead. Don’t worry, the first idea has been spun into a Super Bowl book I plan to publish sometime this year.
It has been a fun ride…
However with a nod to the past it’s time to look at the future. Not once was this blog ever Fresh Pressed. This is the Word Press front page that showcases an article / blog entry and publicizes it for all bloggers to see and gravitate toward. It’s forced me to look outside the confines that are Word Press and to hit the mass market world-wide. Through some research, it has come to my attention that moving to a complete website with SEO is the key. It has to be built directly into the overall website and encompass all that has been written here. What isn’t in this report are the thousands of queries from Google, Yahoo, or even Bing. Think about it for a second, I write about American Football and have searches from over 90 countries find this blog?? These aren’t just Facebook friends, or those who know Taylor Blitz Times through just my talking about it.
However there is one thing that is clear… While having this site read that many times in that many places, The Chancellor of Football knows what he’s talking about. It would have been nice to have more banter and comments make it to the site than have been stuck to Facebook and the social media which relegates to just those who knows me. Yet it’s time for bigger goals and accomplishments. The march to prominence for the little guy is a tedious one but one I’m willing to make. Two hundred and fifty-six articles are testament to that. I thank those of you who have accompanied me on this journey thus far, yet I expect to raise this number 10-15 fold in 2013. Website to be announced later.
Thanks again… Ciao
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 29,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals