Great Expectations

Today is a nice day to be out, and I am off on this weekend too. But after two weeks of being in-charge of the ICU and with all the craziness at work we have been dealing with, I’m just too lazy to do anything, except to sit and stare outside. I also would like to write something noteworthy on my blog, but again my mind is too exhausted to be creative.

So instead, I just took a photo of what I am staring at. And just like the book in the photo, it’s mere “Great Expectations.”

(*Great Expectations is a classic novel by Charles Dickens)

Portal Opened

When I started blogging 10 years ago, I was happy if I would have 10 views per day on my site. As time goes on my readership increased, that in the past couple of years this blog has been averaging 200 to 250 views per day. Sometimes it would garner more than 300 views a day, which I think is a decent number of hits provided that I don’t link this blog to any other form of social media or platforms.

But last week something happened which I don’t have an explanation for. It is as if a portal was opened.

My daily views spiked, that few days ago it soared way beyond 1000 and yesterday it reached more than 3500 views in a day, without me posting a new entry. (At the time of writing it looks like today’s visits will even be higher.) Of course that is still nothing compared to other popular blog sites. Definitely not still in a category that you would call “viral.”

I really don’t have a reason for the increase viewership all of a sudden. Maybe some readers shared it. Maybe an avid reader keeps on visiting this site more than 3000 times a day. Or maybe this blog has bolted beyond Earth’s blogosphere and it is now being read by the Martians.

image from futurism.com

This increased hits sounds like “ka-ching.” Should I take a leap and open this site to advertisements since I am getting lots of traffic now and make a few cents out of this blogging? Maybe I could be an “influencer?”

On second thought, I guess not. I’m sticking to no ads, no commercials. Still doing this just for the fun of writing.

For my new readers, I am grateful for your interest and welcome to my site. And for my previous followers, thank you for your continued visit.