Hello and welcome to the O4FS end of 2018 totally honest facts and figures wrap up post. In the absence of anyone to slap my back and say ‘Well done, you nutter,’ I’ll have to just congratulate myself like I see so many others doing already today.
I probably won’t call me a nutter though.
The O4FS site has been in existence since October 18th this year. October 18th 2018 was also notable for being the day that Kleenex discontinued selling ‘Mansize’ tissues, which might have made it more difficult to wipe away the copious tears of laughter prompted by reading my first post. However, I expect there was plenty of toilet roll.
Since that day, the blog has amassed 74 followers, of which at least 65 are real. Oddly, (actually, evenly) 74 is exactly the same number as the days between October 18th and December 31st. I like a good coincidence and the rate of one a day seems familiar but unfortunately is still well short of the five a day people recommend you should have.
I have visited the blogs of every one of those 74 at least once. I do scratch my head and wonder why some of them are choosing to follow me at all – I’m not judging – but some I don’t have to because we all have some of those spam/robo/marketing follows and there’s no mystery what their motives are. I also choose to believe that the really religious bless you, bless this, bless us all sorts are probably not immune to humour, which is fine as long as they’re not in here visibly making signs of the cross and throwing holy water at me.
I have so far resisted using the widget that totals all your social follower accounts together and shows that as your total follower number, mainly because I don’t really care and, frankly, it wouldn’t be that much higher anyway.
So far I have apparently published 45 posts in total. Happily, most of them are really short, however I’ve still published 25,165 words in total, and a lot of them were real ones like you see in dictionaries. If you double that figure for editing, deleting, changing and completely rewriting before the post is published (and, likely, after it’s been published as well) then it probably still won’t be right as there have been so many deleted draft posts as well.
There have been 514 likes and 359 publishable comments and they come from all over the world. I do have a Twitter account linked to the blog (@O4FSBryntin) but otherwise the complete lack of promotion has seen the blog following grow only by luck.
So, now you have all of the facts and figures for the just over ten weeks of the O4FS blog’s existence. I have to say that it has been an enjoyable hobby so far and that my complete lack of any long term ambition shines through everything I have achieved with it.
Next, an idea of where it’s heading and what the aims for my blogging are for the next year.
OK, I’ll have to come back to you on that. See you in 2019.