Writing is really very easy. Just tap a vein and bleed onto the page. Everything else is just technical. ~Derrick Jensen
I’ve blogged for about a year and a half. I started with Beholding God. Then along came The Write Pursuit. Both on Blogger. The two of them melted into this one in August.
But I hardly recognize either one of them now.
I think my writing’s changed over the months. I hope it’s gotten better. I’ve tried lots of new things, participated in prompts and book studies, wrote in place, got random and disturbed, attempted some poetry, practiced photography.
Tried to find my voice.
Or let it find me.
Speaking of being found, the WordPress survey monkeys haven’t found me. Or I haven’t found them.
But I did check out my Google Analytics for the year.
I’m not going to win any awards for numbers of visits, though I have an average of 43 percent absolute unique visitors. I hear that’s kind of important. And my bounce rate is in the single digits. I hear that’s good, too.
If it’s accurate.
Mostly I’m grateful that anyone comes at all. I never imagined I’d have as many readers as I have from as many countries. I never dreamed that people would see Him through my words.
It blows my mind.
And so, like all the cool kids, today I share my top 10 posts of 2010–by number of visits.
10. I’m Not Happy
5. Hope Rises
4. Sensing God
2. I Am
And this is what I see.
- I wrote all after I transferred to WordPress–since August. Does that mean my writing is better? Or are the analytics not assessing the other posts that transferred?
- Four are poems–and all four of those are in the top five.
- I wrote most in response to prompts or writing in place pieces.
- Without exception, all are linked to one or more other blogs, so they’ve had more exposure and reciprocal visits.
- Most of these posts overflowed from deep, and at least a couple from sliced veins.
- I spilled several of them, meaning they didn’t take long to write. The top post took about ten minutes.
My new posting schedule does not allow as much participation in prompts or blog chains unless I double post in the same day.
And so I’m not sure what to do with this.
Except to feed on Him.
Tilt my head (even if things seem a little blurry.)
And bleed red.
Because of Him.
And let Him take it from there.