Pardon me for interrupting your "usual program" Pen and Prosper peeps. But, I just wanted to do a shout out and share some good news. While checking my stats last week, I came across two unusual discoveries. One was that I had been maintaining a very high level of traffic, like twice the amount of last year. Groovy, I thought! But like most inquisitive writers, I wanted to know what to attribute the increase to, in order to enhance those efforts.
To make a long story short, I clicked on one of the referring URL's that reflected high numbers, (according to my Google Analytics). This follower of my blog, happened to mention on her site, her delight in being chosen by Livehacked.com, as one of "The Power 100" Blogs. So, I clicked to read more.
What is "The Power 100"? It's an awesome listing, compiled by author and blogger, Nick Thacker, of the best blogs for writers. And what I really dig, is that it's not a "popularity contest". The sites are high quality, reflecting an array of niches--from self-publishing, to the writing process, to promotions. It includes top-tier sites like: Seth Godin, Copyblogger, Men with Pens, and Zen Habits.
And...drum roll please...Pen and Prosper is listed as # 64, and, get this... one of the top 20 "marketing" blogs for modern writers! Yay! I'm doing the happy dance here, folks.
Thanks to all of you that read, comment, "share" and support my efforts at Pen and Prosper. "You are the wind beneath my wings. " :-)
And thank you, Nick. It's always nice to be "noticed" by someone whose talent you admire.
Hugs and high fives!